Re: 338 win max effective range.
[QUOTE=AZShooter;327023]The last thing I'd want is a brake, it defeats the whole reason for the rifle. My idea of a light 338 win mag is a walk around rifle for most elk terrain including north facing heavy timbered slopes where elk take santuary.
My point exactly.
I am 6'3" 225 and it is very difficult to impossible to shoot a bullet bigger than 225 grains accurately at long range without a brake in my light 338 winny. So a bigger bullet with a higher BC, although better long range, is not a good choice for me because I can't hold it accurately enough for long range without a brake. Therefore defeating the purpose of the rifle. I would like to use a 225 grain with a little better BC but shoot the 200 scirroco instead with a .507 BC because of the recoil. I can hold it dead accurate and kill anything I want to shoot at within the effective range of the 338 win mag. The 72" moose agrees that distance is at least 1100 yards.
I am sure I could hold the 250 grain steady enough up close for hunting accuracy but the reason for it is long range. I just couldn't do that.
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