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Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

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Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

what about the .338 sin is that not on a short action?
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

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    what about the .338 sin is that not on a short action?
    Nope, its a long action.

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    I bet a 6.5 RUM would be a scorcher. With a 130 Scirocco it would be a true screamer.
    With the 142 smk you would also be running them very fast.
    Then there are the Carteruccios and maybe some new Wildcat bullets.
    Not sure how long you can nurse the barrel along, but it would be a flat shooting cartridge with lots of energy.
    I agree. I've heard people getting 120 NBT's at mid 3800's. Crazy. Has to be one hell of a barrel burner.
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

    I ran some numbers on a 338 wsm shooting a 225 AB at 2800 fps
    I think that velocity should be doable in a 26" rifle barrel.
    The 225 should be a good bullet to help fit the magazine and have a proven track record on elk.

    Looks like a legitimate 1000 yard elk rifle to me. With a #5 contour it could make a nice intermediate dual purpose rifle.



    Manufacturer: Nosler Description: Accubond™ Spitzer
    Caliber: 0.338 in Weight: 225.0 gr
    Ballistic Coefficient: 0.550 G1

    Muzzle Velocity: 2800.0 ft/s

    Sight Height: 2.00 in Line Of Sight Angle: 0.0 deg
    Cant Angle: 0.0 deg

    Wind Speed: 10.0 mph Target Speed: 0.0 mph

    Temperature: 35.0 F Pressure: 29.90 in Hg
    Humidity: 30.0 % Altitude: 8000.0 ft

    Std. Atmosphere at Altitude: No Pressure is Corrected: Yes
    Zero at Max. Point Blank Range: No Target Relative Drops: Yes
    Column 1 Units: 1.00 in Column 2 Units: 1.00 MOA
    Round Output to Whole Numbers: No
    Output Data
    Elevation: 5.470 MOA Windage: 0.000 MOA

    Atmospheric Density: 0.05946 lb/ft Speed of Sound: 1090.3 ft/s

    Maximum PBR: 358 yd Maximum PBR Zero: 303 yd
    Range of Maximum Height: 168 yd Energy at Maximum PBR: 2759.5 ft•lbs

    Sectional Density: 0.281 lb/in
    Calculated Table
    Range Drop Drop Windage Windage Velocity Mach Energy Time Lead Lead
    (yd) (in) (MOA) (in) (MOA) (ft/s) (none) (ft•lbs) (s) (in) (MOA)
    100 1.4 1.4 0.5 0.4 2669.6 2.448 3559.9 0.110 0.0 0.0
    200 -0.0 -0.0 1.9 0.9 2543.1 2.332 3230.4 0.225 0.0 0.0
    300 -6.8 -2.2 4.3 1.4 2420.1 2.220 2925.7 0.346 0.0 0.0
    400 -19.6 -4.7 7.8 1.9 2300.6 2.110 2643.9 0.473 0.0 0.0
    500 -38.9 -7.4 12.5 2.4 2184.4 2.003 2383.6 0.607 0.0 0.0
    600 -65.5 -10.4 18.5 2.9 2071.6 1.900 2143.6 0.748 0.0 0.0
    700 -100.3 -13.7 25.8 3.5 1962.1 1.800 1923.0 0.897 0.0 0.0
    800 -144.0 -17.2 34.6 4.1 1856.2 1.702 1721.0 1.054 0.0 0.0
    900 -197.9 -21.0 45.0 4.8 1754.0 1.609 1536.8 1.220 0.0 0.0
    1000 -263.1 -25.1 57.2 5.5 1655.9 1.519 1369.7 1.396 0.0 0.0
    1100 -340.9 -29.6 71.1 6.2 1562.3 1.433 1219.2 1.583 0.0 0.0
    1200 -433.1 -34.5 87.1 6.9 1473.6 1.352 1084.7 1.781 0.0 0.0

    This is my data on my edge shooting the 250 AB which is what I killed my elk with at 1202 yards this year, the AB expanded well and weight 165 grains after being recovered, in the oposite side shoulder muscle, after breaking the spine..



    Manufacturer: Nosler Description: Accubond™ Spitzer
    Caliber: 0.338 in Weight: 250.0 gr
    Ballistic Coefficient: 0.575 G1

    Muzzle Velocity: 3010.0 ft/s

    Sight Height: 2.00 in Line Of Sight Angle: 0.0 deg
    Cant Angle: 0.0 deg

    Wind Speed: 10.0 mph Target Speed: 0.0 mph

    Temperature: 35.0 F Pressure: 29.90 in Hg
    Humidity: 30.0 % Altitude: 8000.0 ft

    Std. Atmosphere at Altitude: No Pressure is Corrected: Yes
    Zero at Max. Point Blank Range: No Target Relative Drops: Yes
    Column 1 Units: 1.00 in Column 2 Units: 1.00 MOA
    Round Output to Whole Numbers: No
    Output Data
    Elevation: 4.845 MOA Windage: 0.000 MOA

    Atmospheric Density: 0.05946 lb/ft Speed of Sound: 1090.3 ft/s

    Maximum PBR: 385 yd Maximum PBR Zero: 326 yd
    Range of Maximum Height: 181 yd Energy at Maximum PBR: 3541.8 ft•lbs

    Sectional Density: 0.313 lb/in
    Calculated Table
    Range Drop Drop Windage Windage Velocity Mach Energy Time Lead Lead
    (yd) (in) (MOA) (in) (MOA) (ft/s) (none) (ft•lbs) (s) (in) (MOA)
    100 1.1 1.0 0.4 0.4 2878.9 2.640 4599.9 0.102 0.0 0.0
    200 -0.0 -0.0 1.6 0.8 2751.7 2.524 4202.7 0.209 0.0 0.0
    300 -5.7 -1.8 3.7 1.2 2628.3 2.411 3834.1 0.320 0.0 0.0
    400 -16.4 -3.9 6.7 1.6 2508.4 2.301 3492.1 0.437 0.0 0.0
    500 -32.7 -6.2 10.7 2.1 2391.6 2.194 3174.7 0.559 0.0 0.0
    600 -55.0 -8.8 15.8 2.5 2278.0 2.089 2880.2 0.688 0.0 0.0
    700 -84.0 -11.5 22.0 3.0 2167.5 1.988 2607.4 0.823 0.0 0.0
    800 -120.5 -14.4 29.5 3.5 2059.9 1.889 2355.0 0.965 0.0 0.0
    900 -165.1 -17.5 38.3 4.1 1955.5 1.793 2122.3 1.114 0.0 0.0
    1000 -218.9 -20.9 48.5 4.6 1854.3 1.701 1908.4 1.272 0.0 0.0
    1100 -282.7 -24.5 60.2 5.2 1756.6 1.611 1712.6 1.438 0.0 0.0
    1200 -357.9 -28.5 73.5 5.9 1662.6 1.525 1534.2 1.614 0.0 0.0
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

    I've had 2 338 WSM's one the first was based off the 270,300 case. It would push the 300gr berger 2600fps with a 28" barrel. The second is based on the 7 wsm case. While I'm not done with load development I'll keep you posted.
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    well what if we improved the wsm case and used a 338 bullet?
    I don't know how much case neck length youd sacrifice doing this, as there isn't a lot of room for improvement on the wsm case without hindering it is some other way, but have you thought of running calcs using weatherbys double radious shoulder? You may gain a tiny bit of case capacity that way.?? My guess is that the typical Ackley improvement based on the typical tapering bottle neck case would do more harm than good on the wsm case. I've wondered about blowing out a 404 parent case longer than the wsm, but shorter than a RUM, but wondering was as far as I got.
    Very interesting thread. I'm looking forward to following this one for a while
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

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    Nope, its a long action.

    Tank
    I stand corrected. What about some of the BR style round like a 30BR necked down to 6mm and 25 cal? Or trimming down a strait walled africa cartridge and necking it down to .338???
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