Re: 338 wim max effective range.
The .338Wm has a fairly loopy trajectory with the heavy pills so every fps that you can get out of it the better. The 26" tube will help.
With a 24.5" barrel, I get 2435fps with the 300 gn SMk and up to 2730 fps with the Hornady BTHP Match pill. But my accurate load with the Hornady is 2670fps.
If you could get an accurate load at over 2700 fps with a 26" tube, then I would grab it.
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