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Old 05-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

Barnes offers a nice solid, lathe turned bore runner for the .50 BMG, but I haven't been able to find any solids that could be fired in the .338 Caliber. Any info would be appreciated.
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Re: Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

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Barnes offers a nice solid, lathe turned bore runner for the .50 BMG, but I haven't been able to find any solids that could be fired in the .338 Caliber. Any info would be appreciated.
Lehigh bullets make a 245 grain 338 solid bore rider. It's BC is higher than the Lapua or Sierra 300 grain.
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The lower density matierial gives a high BC and high muzzle velocity at the expense of the bullets being physically long. You'll have to decide if they''ll work in your rifle.
I've used other Lehigh bullets with good results but haven't tried these.
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Re: Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

Thanks, those look awesome. I have plenty of room in my action, as I can seat them out to 3.850" OAL.
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Re: Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

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Barnes offers a nice solid, lathe turned bore runner for the .50 BMG, but I haven't been able to find any solids that could be fired in the .338 Caliber. Any info would be appreciated.
Barnes makes a 245 gr Bore Tec solid with a reported .869 ballistic coefficient.

Midway had them the last time I looked.

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Re: Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

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Thanks, those look awesome. I have plenty of room in my action, as I can seat them out to 3.850" OAL.

the action room is not the problem the problem is the slow 1/10 twist most people have..
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Re: Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

Measured length of three 338 cal low drag bullets:
Sierra 300 grain Matchking - 1.7135"
Lapua 300 grain Scenar - 1.7375"
Lehigh 245 grain 338-100 -1.8010"

I would think they would all stabilize when fired from magnum cartridges in rifles with 10" twists. Maybe not in very cold conditions.
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Re: Does anyone make Long Range SOLIDS in a heavy weight .338 cal.....

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Measured length of three 338 cal low drag bullets:
Sierra 300 grain Matchking - 1.7135"
Lapua 300 grain Scenar - 1.7375"
Lehigh 245 grain 338-100 -1.8010"

I would think they would all stabilize when fired from magnum cartridges in rifles with 10" twists. Maybe not in very cold conditions.

yes they probably would.
but he was asking about heavy solids
a 300 grain turned solid would be about 2.250 to 2.500 long!
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