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Old 11-07-2005, 12:55 PM
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First group from new 338 RUM

Got myself a poor man's long range elk gun. Remington 700 BDL left hand 338 RUM. I sent it off to be ported by Warner Guns and fitted a Limbsaver recoil pad and tweaked the trigger. I put a 6-24x50mm NC Star scope on it (didn't know how it would hold up but gave it a try).
Loaded up some 225 gr Accubonds with 90 gr IMR 7828 and seated them to cycle through the magazine. Fired a couple of sighters and touched off a 3 shot group. Nice cloverleaf group 0.41" at 100 yds! Didn't fire any more rounds as it was 75 and sunny and the barrel was warm. I hope it keeps it up with this load.
Never shot it before I had it ported, so I don't know how much it reduced the recoil, but now it kicks like a 270. I had them port it to reduce muzzle jump and it doesn't jump at all. Definitely worth the money, since my 338 win mag smacks me pretty hard.
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Re: First group from new 338 RUM

nice, I love my 300 rum
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:02 AM
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Hello fellow southpaw.

Very nice group!

Would you like to upgrade your stock to a laminated LSS for a good price? I just happen to have a left hand long action stock that would look good on that there rifle! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: First group from new 338 RUM

sambo3006,

Congratulations on your new 338 RUM. Looks like you are off to a good start with the 225 gr AB.
I have a M700 LSS in 338 RUM, Pachmyer Decelerator recoil pad and no brake. Scope is a Leupold VXIII 2.5x8.
This past weekend I shot a 3 shot group measuring .587" with the 225 gr AB,96.0 grs RL25, Federal GM215M primer and R-P cases. The COL was set a 3.600".
I will retest this comming weekend with the same load and the COL at 3.365".

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sambo3006,

Congratulations on your new 338 RUM. Looks like you are off to a good start with the 225 gr AB.
I have a M700 LSS in 338 RUM, Pachmyer Decelerator recoil pad and no brake. Scope is a Leupold VXIII 2.5x8.
This past weekend I shot a 3 shot group measuring .587" with the 225 gr AB,96.0 grs RL25, Federal GM215M primer and R-P cases. The COL was set a 3.600".
I will retest this comming weekend with the same load and the COL at 3.365".

Regards,

JD338

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I can highly recommend the barrel porting. I had it done by Warner Guns www.gunporting.com. Recoil is quite manageable and not at all painful. My COAL is 3.650". I need to chronograph that load that I shot. I figure 2950 fps or so. I also picked up some Retumbo that I want to play with. I also need to visit my friend who has a 450 yard bench. Then we will see if this is an accurate load.
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