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338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

 
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Old 01-14-2005, 04:27 PM
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338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

My 338 RUM,I have loaded the 250gr bullet to 3025 fps. Would this load be good out 300 yds? and the 225gr bullet goes 3245fps would this bullet make it to 700yds? and the 200gr bullet goes 3300 fps mybe 800yds? I mean I don't know I"ve never shot long distance.
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:02 PM
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Re: 338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

For longshots you will want to stay with the heavier bullet. Need some more info from you- style of bullet you have loaded and what your goal is with it. Then we can get you set up properly. In the meantime, run your loads through some ballistic software and it will show you what you are looking for.
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:28 PM
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Re: 338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

The 250 bullet is Sierra BT, all others are Hornady SP Interlock.The reason is that I want to know how to set my 338RUM up for shooting long distances in case the opportunity ever comes up.Right now it is good for 300yds with a little hold over.
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:22 PM
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Re: 338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

Check your load on a ballistics program, find out how much the bullet rises and falls with a 300yd zero or 400 yd zero
you will be suprised how flat a high BC bullet will fly!Known range will be valuable, get out and practice a little
hold over or under or better yet turn the minutes up on your scope to match the range of your target, either will work the latter wil be the more effective.
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:58 AM
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Re: 338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

velocity is nothing is that not link with Bullet BC and air density

over 3000 fps with a 250 gr in RUM seem a bit hot , rought computation ( 0.6 BC bullet as scenar lapua ) at 2850 fps ( easdy and safe ) allow to reach 1000 meters ( 1100 yards ) easy and super sonic

don' forget too than some high velocity load are no accurate as load 50 fps lower and some time 25 fps lower , so carefully check accuracy too

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Old 01-16-2005, 08:53 AM
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Re: 338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

I did see how the bullet rises and falls with a 1000yd read
out come peared with other bullets it shoots. Around hear it is in the 20's to cold to try it now.I only have a 200 yd range to shoot at, But there's a 600 yd range down state.
The RUM can get up to 3150fps shooting the 250 gr bullet with the right powders that I don't have.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:42 PM
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Re: 338 RUM at what long shots is it good for

How does the Lapua do it to 1000 meters at 2850 fps? Wouldn't the bullet have to go like rainbow?
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