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Old 05-03-2013, 12:41 AM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

My Accumark loves the 300 Berger and 300 SMK. If you want to stick with the 250's I like the Sierra Game King. Mine shoots the 250 SGK good but not as good as the 300's. They all deliver unprecidented stopping power. I killed 2 deer with the 250 SGK with no complaints.

Hope this helps Rob
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:09 PM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

Going to try the 185ttsx as a short range Zapper, kinda like my 257 with 100ttsx. Going to try the 225 accubond as well as the 250 Berger. See how it goes.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

-225 accubond
-225 barnes TTSX
The 225's are so fast
-250 Sierra Game King
-250 Accubond
-250 berger OTM or Elite hunter (little thicker jacket on the OTM)
-250 barnes X
-285 barnes TTSX
-300 SMK
-300 Berger OTM/Elite hunter

I have used all of these bullets except the 285 barnes and the 250 Accubond. They are all great bullets.
**these were out of a RUM, Not a Wby*8 but they are still good for the .338-.378
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:15 PM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

I have shot almost every bullet option out of my 338 Weatherby. I have found that with my freebore the harder the bullet the better the group. The 265 lrh moly coated from Barnes with a Winchester MAGNUM primer over a stout worked up load of 112.2 gr RL 25 will give over 3200 fps and quarter sized groups at 100 yds. The 300 gr accubong on top of 112 gr H 570 vitavouri pushed to 3000 did fine. Lots of room to go faster fps with more powder but the load was compressed so much the Hornady dies distorted the ogive of the bullet. Barrel is Blackstared. So work your loads up with caution!
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

Thanks for the posts. I've found ttsx blow the petals when pushed hard and hitting bones. I would be concerned with this and the 185ttsx I may try the 185gmx as they don't seem to have this problem.

If I can get a mono 185 to shooting at 3500 or so it would be great to 600 and I could use a 300 Berger after that.

Will see how it goes.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:24 AM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

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Thanks for the posts. I've found ttsx blow the petals when pushed hard and hitting bones. I would be concerned with this and the 185ttsx I may try the 185gmx as they don't seem to have this problem.

If I can get a mono 185 to shooting at 3500 or so it would be great to 600 and I could use a 300 Berger after that.

Will see how it goes.
There is no way you have to worry about blowing pedals.
338 bullets are a lot tougher and heavier of construction than even the 30 cal bullets.
I shoot Alaska/Yukon Swamp donkeys with the 225 and 265..no problem...good luck retrieving one. If you drop a pedal its no biggy.

The little bullets are worthless in the 338/378. I would start with the 265.
If you want speed go 225 Accubond..Its a great killer and at 338/378 speeds you wont have to cook the animal much to eat it !
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:33 AM
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Re: few questions 338-378wby

I've blown all the petals off the .375 ttsx with just the shank left.
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