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Old 01-18-2011, 11:47 AM
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Re: 338 Sin

I had been hesitant to read this thread, thinking we now have plenty of 338 rounds, but I am glad I read it, great idea!!

Unless I am missing something if this round had been on the map before, the 338 Norma would not be needed.

It was stated that the diff in cap. of this round & the Rum is 6 grains but if you were seating a
long bullet in a Rem. 700 action, wouldn't the usable case cap. in some cases be less than 6 grains?
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: 338 Sin

Realy like this idia for the guy that thinks he needs a repeter ( like my dad ).

If berger ever gets there 250gr vld's out it should realy make this round hot.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:32 PM
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Re: 338 Sin

so i'm not trying to knock your idea of the 338 sin but what does it have or gain over the 338 norma. i'm getting more interested in the norma day by day and curious about improving the shoulder. i'm not a savage shooter at all. just pondering about a good 338 round
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:00 PM
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Re: 338 Sin

The 338 uses a std mag bolt head and the norma uses the lapua bolt which is a lot harder to come by compared to a std mag thus makes it easy to swap a barrel on just about any brand of action.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:53 PM
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Re: 338 Sin

I commend you on coming up with a new cartridge.
That being said, I don't see the advantage over just using a 338 RUM, and if you are worried about mag length, just put a wyatt box in the action for about $50.00 instead of spending the money on custom dies for a 338 Sin.
You yourself state you are trying to get RUM performance.
The better standard action caliber in my opinion is the 338 Norma, and yes it can be done on a 700 bolt, just open the boltface up alittle. Much better quality brass, on par with Lapua.
There sre alot of great 338's out there, I just don't see the niche that this caliber would fill that is not already taken care of.
I will follow this thread with interest to see if I am proven wrong. Good luck with your endeavor.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:57 PM
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Re: 338 Sin

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I commend you on coming up with a new cartridge.
That being said, I don't see the advantage over just using a 338 RUM, and if you are worried about mag length, just put a wyatt box in the action for about $50.00 instead of spending the money on custom dies for a 338 Sin.
You yourself state you are trying to get RUM performance.
The better standard action caliber in my opinion is the 338 Norma, and yes it can be done on a 700 bolt, just open the boltface up alittle. Much better quality brass, on par with Lapua.
There sre alot of great 338's out there, I just don't see the niche that this caliber would fill that is not already taken care of.
I will follow this thread with interest to see if I am proven wrong. Good luck with your endeavor.
The niche revolves around action design, not a lack of caliber offerings.

This round makes the most sense to us Savage guys who have limited mag length to work with.

With a Savage, you just can't whip out a dremel and drop in a wyatt box.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: 338 Sin

Thanks for the info.
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