Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


338 LRH gun questions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-22-2008, 09:49 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 1,014
Re: 338 LRH gun questions

Forrest, while I believe the A-Frame to be a great bullet for its intended purpose it really isn't considered a long range bullet. Its lackluster ballistic coefficient is that of a Manatee.
Reply With Quote

Unread 10-22-2008, 11:54 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,831
Re: 338 LRH gun questions

I'm shooting a factory 24" sporter barreled Rem 700 in 338 RUM.

Best shooting bullets in it are the 300 SMK @ 2730 MV and 225 NAB @ 3240 MV.

I've found that US-869 produces minimal ES w/the 300 SMK.

IMR-7828ssc give great velocity and accuracy w/the 225 NAB.

The chamber in this factory chamber seems to be quite large. Either that or the resizing die was a bit under sized. Ground the die to be closer to the chamber size.

Do the drop/energy numbers w/the 225 NAB and you'll see that it is quite reasonable, to say the least, at 1K and beyond.

Also, good thinkin on the nutless savage installation. It's the only way the better smiths will do it. Much more secure. That is, ya don't wanna split yur nut;)

Hopefully this will provide a decent data point for your barrel length consideration. I'd consider at least 27" for a carry gun and longer heavier for a dedicated hide rifle.
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 175
Re: 338 LRH gun questions

Originally Posted by montana_native View Post
Did you test velocity at all?

montana native, I tried H1000,Retumbo,MagPro and RE25, for me in both of these rifles, the RE25 performed better. I do not recall and I could go look at my book, but I seem to remember Retumbo giving a little more velocity but did not shoot as well.

In my gun with the 28" barrel, I get 2800fps, give or take a couple.

in the gun with the 27 1/4" barrel it gets 2785fps. hope that helps. Ron Tilley
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 338 LRH gun questions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Howa 1500 Questions in .223 Questions jaredagreen Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 15 04-02-2011 02:35 AM
WSM questions???? long range dogr Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 9 05-21-2010 07:47 AM
XCR 338 RUM + HS Precision stock. Questions, Questions, Questions raisincenter The Basics, Starting Out 2 11-28-2007 02:44 PM
Have some questions......... muzzleflash The Basics, Starting Out 14 08-04-2006 09:48 AM
50 Cal Questions rost495 Equipment Discussions 1 05-03-2006 01:09 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC