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Average barrel life for .338 Rum

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:39 PM
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Ive burned a few edges up shooting turtles from 900 to 1800 on a pond in the summer. Course I was shooting hundreds of rounds a day. They were around 4k though. And yes the barrel is cheap when you compare to 4k SMKs
And pounds of gunpowder.... And brass.
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Ahh yes, the elusive turtle! Them things things are faster than Anna nichole smith on a hot date with an old rich guy and make for great long range target shooting.
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Ahh yes, the elusive turtle! Them things things are faster than Anna nichole smith on a hot date with an old rich guy and make for great long range target shooting.
Most fun ever shooting LR. Every shot you have a perfet spot on cuz of the water, and yeah they are pretty elusive in a 30mph tailwind when they are 1" thick and 4" wide. Makes a prairie dog look like a moose.
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And pounds of gunpowder.... And brass.
Better to measure powder in kegs and brass by the metric ton....specially ultramg brass. 4 rds and super glue for the primer.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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Better to measure powder in kegs and brass by the metric ton....specially ultramg brass. 4 rds and super glue for the primer.
I was considering selling my 300 WM to fund the 338LM build but decided against it. Cheaper to feed the .300 for a day screwing around on the farm.... Plus the 300 was my first bolt gun and finding a buyer for a $2000 rifle is difficult these days.

Maybe when I get my .308 dialed in.

Ahwell long range shooting is an expensive hobby but not quite as expensive as say, Drag Racing, Women, Heroin etc.
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Ive burned a few edges up shooting turtles from 900 to 1800 on a pond in the summer. Course I was shooting hundreds of rounds a day. They were around 4k though. And yes the barrel is cheap when you compare to 4k SMKs
Hundreds of round! I shoot 20 rounds with my 338 RUM at the range and have a muzzle break and still kicks like hell! You must have a good shoulder and have a sponsor for your ammo at 2$ a pop! Not to mention some "slaves" to reload!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:33 AM
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Hundreds of round! I shoot 20 rounds with my 338 RUM at the range and have a muzzle break and still kicks like hell! You must have a good shoulder and have a sponsor for your ammo at 2$ a pop! Not to mention some "slaves" to reload!
I personally refuse to own any gun that kicks. I never enjoyed being slugged in high school either. Why does your gun kick? Id get a better brake ifn it was me. My SMKs per 500 were about $300 when I bought them so $.60 a slug and 70 rds per lb at $20 = 30 m/l so with brass loss under $1.25 a pop. Heres my trick though...I bought 10k matchkings and 1000 rds brass at once with a fat tax return so I was g2g for years. Down to about 200 m/l SMKs and 50-60 rds brass. Glad its almost gone because I wanna try the CE stuff and the berger. Heck I might even shoot a barnes or accubond but I doubt it.
I know I would set that 338 up so it doesnt kick. I cant shoot worth a hoot with a kicking gun.
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