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Old 01-25-2010, 03:14 PM
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338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

Trying to decide on one or the other for elk. Ballistically, it's almost a wash to 1000 yds according to the programs I've tried.

Anyone have results on game ranging from 100-1000 yards?

It's a 28" 1:9.5 twist barrel.

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:53 PM
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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

I shoot 340 wm and have always shot 225's, Im switching to 250, there is almost 200 lbs, more energy at 1000 and moa drop is within 1moa on ballistic for my rifle. My rifle is close to your balistics
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:10 PM
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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

Either bullet should do well terminally if it shoots well in your rifle.

I settled on the 300 SMK and didn't look back.
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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

if you have a scope that compensates for drop there is no downside to the 250. the only downside to the 225 is its not gonna hit as hard as the 250. i say 250 all the way. yould you rather be hit with a grape or a coconut?? I pick grape so shoot the elk with the coconut
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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

Started using the 338 RUM in 07 with some success, taking elk, mulies and my Dall ram with the 225gr AB. Ranges 350-700 yds. In 08 I switched to the 250 gr AB and never looked back my Rem loves them. I've taken two bulls, a cow and two mulies at ranges 300-600 yds.

Last years bull in NM--374 yds w/250 AB in front of 91 grs RL-25. DRT.



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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

Great shooting and an awesome Bull elk. Congrats. Scotty
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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

With your twist and barrel length I think I would try the 250's. Mine shows about 200 fps difference between the bullets at the muzzle. On several occasions I have seen complete bullet failure with the 225's. Nothing remaining but small pieces of lead and jacket material. I will not shoot them again. Maybe the 250 will hold together better. When I get catastrophic bullet failure I am immediately off to something else. All the BC in the world is not worth a lost animal. That is why the Barnes TSX bullets are so attractive. They never fail and retain 95+% of there weight. All three bullets completely failed on my elk this year at 740 yards with the 225 AB with a muzzle velocity of 3264 fps. This was out of a 338 ultramag.
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