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338 wsm

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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:00 PM
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338 wsm

Has anyone played with or had any experience with 338 WSM? What kind of velocities can be reached with 225 gr bullet? Can they reach 338 WM ballistics?
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    Unread 07-24-2008, 11:27 PM
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    I looked at building a 338 wsm and after doing a lot of research
    it looks like there is no advantage over the 325 WSM (an 8mm/
    .323 dia round) except bullet choices.

    With lighter bullets the 325 will stay with the 338 win mag but not
    with heavy a cartrige based on this case wouldn't compete
    with a 338 win mag.

    It would be a nice round but with the cost of a custom reamer and
    a set of custom dies (About $250.oo)there are better choices unless
    you just wanted something different.

    "PRESS ON"
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    Unread 07-25-2008, 08:35 AM
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    How would an "improved" 338/06 compare? Sure you can't drive the heavy bullets as hard but, for a lot of hunting at intermediate ranges you will have a solid choice.
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