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338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

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Unread 02-05-2013, 07:16 PM
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338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

I am needing some help deciding which rifle to get. I am wanting to hunt brown bear at the largest and some elk and moose also. I do not know much about any of these rifles so I was hoping that maybe you guys could help a guy out. The farthest I have shot anything I own is out to 400yds. So distance that is probably about as far as I will shoot.
Any input you can give me would be great. I have no one around me that I know of that has a rifle in any of these calibers.
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 08:24 PM
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    Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

    Any of them will do just fine if used properly. I would always recommend the 338 rum for long range due to the long sleek bullets available that are ideally sized for that cartridge. For a real 400 yrd gun any of three should do a fine job and within that range the ballistics do not really matter all that much as long as you know them. 338 win= great hard hitter, 375=more frontal area but comparable thump, 338 rum=long range super thumper.
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 08:39 PM
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    Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

    lunchbox0311

    You mentioned some pretty big and potentially dangerous animals. Id go with the 338 RUM (I have one) and furthermore Id put a good muzzle break on it like Kirby Allens medium Painkiller. Id consider shooting Barnes bullets out of it such as their new 280 grain LRX for big animals and their 210 grain TTSX for smaller stuff. If some day you decide you want to shoot further you could.
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 08:57 PM
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    Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

    Have all 3. Pick one for all of them .338 RUM. Specialty Brown Bear .375 H&H. With bullets like the 275 A-Frame the big 338's are by no means inadequate.
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 08:59 PM
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    Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

    338 RUM all day everyday
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 09:05 PM
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    Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

    Would it be better to build a 338rum or buy something like a remington if I did want to shoot longer ranges?
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 09:27 PM
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    Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum

    Lunchbox. I have a 338 win mag and love it. But like all things time to move on to bigger and better things. The 338 rum is a power house of a round and can be loaded in so many different variations. But for me personaly I am starting a .375 h&h build. The ultimate decision is up to your prefference.

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