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Old 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: 338 RUM performance

Blackaj: sorry I am late getting back to you. I had a complete knee replacement, and haven't been able to sit at the computer for awhile.. So, going back a few days to your last message to me, you have already answered part of that with subsequent communications with others. Since you have shot` your rifle and the recoil does not bother you, then you have no issue anymore about that. Re: the extra barrel length, I hunt open country, but I have hunted timber and brush, and the extra two inches can be a pain. Continued good luck with your rifle.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:37 PM
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Blackaj: interesting that you think that the recoil on your 300 is higher than that on your 338. I thought the same thing when shooting both of mine on the same day. The recoil from my 300 with a 150 grain bullet feels significantly higher that my 338 shooting 185's. I have no idea what that is all about, but I had my partner shoot both rifles and he agreed. Perhaps someone else has an explanation for this.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:09 PM
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Re: 338 RUM performance

Maybe faster burning powders vs slower burning powders, just guessing though. Could be the stock, no mention of gun weight.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:37 PM
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Re: 338 RUM performance

Well, what you guys are feeling is opposite of what I feel. My 300 rum with a brake kicks like a 243 and my 338 rum with a brake kicks like a 338 win mag without a brake. My guess is that the 300 is shooting 180 gr bullets and my 338 is pushing 300 gr pills. The 300's definately kick more than my 225's. When using the recoil calulator my 338 rum is around 46 lbs without the brake.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:36 PM
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Re: 338 RUM performance

Felt recoil is mystery sometimes. Aside from obvious factors of caliber, bullet weight, amount and burn rate of powders, gun weight, stock design, there are umpteen little things that can affect recoil. I use Reloder powders a lot, and I am a big fan, but they can be extremely temperature sensitive. My favorite load in my 300 Win mag is 80 grains of Re 22 behind a 150 grain NBT, Nosler brass, Win mag primers. This is a long time tried and proven load that has taken a lot of deer for me at ranges out to about 400 yards. I rarely shoot out past that. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and we rarely get any really warm weather, 75 is considered pretty high. I took my 300 out on an unusual 95 degree day once and fired one shot with this load. It nearly knocked me off my bench and I couldn't get the bolt open for a half an hour. I researched this later and discovered that my pressures with that load at that temperature was probably in the 90,000's. I use H-1000 in hot weather now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:29 PM
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Re: 338 RUM performance

so i have a rem model 700 that i am thinking of turning into a long range setup. i have a couple of things that i am worried about. the first is the recoil. i was thinking of putting on a break. are there some that are better than others? the other thing is that i would be using the gun on deer, antelope, and elk. primarily elk, but i am a little worried about the big caliber on deer and antelope. any suggestions would be great.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:12 PM
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Re: 338 RUM performance

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Felt recoil is mystery sometimes. Aside from obvious factors of caliber, bullet weight, amount and burn rate of powders, gun weight, stock design, there are umpteen little things that can affect recoil. I use Reloder powders a lot, and I am a big fan, but they can be extremely temperature sensitive. My favorite load in my 300 Win mag is 80 grains of Re 22 behind a 150 grain NBT, Nosler brass, Win mag primers. This is a long time tried and proven load that has taken a lot of deer for me at ranges out to about 400 yards. I rarely shoot out past that. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and we rarely get any really warm weather, 75 is considered pretty high. I took my 300 out on an unusual 95 degree day once and fired one shot with this load. It nearly knocked me off my bench and I couldn't get the bolt open for a half an hour. I researched this later and discovered that my pressures with that load at that temperature was probably in the 90,000's. I use H-1000 in hot weather now.
Yeah those temperature sensitive powders are no good for my area (N Idaho).
I want to use IMR 7828 for my 338 RUM, it gives 3015 FPS with 225's @ 2 grains below the max and so far seems pretty accurate. Do you know if this is a temperature stable powder? I know H1000 is great but it's nice to have a few options.
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