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Old 06-07-2010, 09:26 PM
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Re: Lets talk the SA and 338 bullets

I mis spoke earlier. I meant the 338-7mmwsm. since the 7mm wsm is slightly longer than the 300 wsm which the 270 and the 325wsm are based off of.
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Re: Lets talk the SA and 338 bullets

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I mis spoke earlier. I meant the 338-7mmwsm. since the 7mm wsm is slightly longer than the 300 wsm which the 270 and the 325wsm are based off of.
Oh I didnt know that either. I was under the impression the 300 was the longest but thats why I started this thread I realy do not know.

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Re: Lets talk the SA and 338 bullets

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Hay guys I want too build a 338 on a short action. I am hopeing there is an option out there I have not explored. I was thinking 338-300 wsm but I think there must be a case that will give me more power. What do you know that I dont?

Jon
If it were me I would consider a 325 WSM or to get a better bullet selection, neck it up
to 338.

The 300/338 is popular but you have to neck up .030 and you gain nothing in case capacity.

The 7mm WSM has a little more case capacity because of the shoulder being further forward
but necking would be very difficult and the necks would be very thin when finished sizing.

The WSM is about the most powerful cartrige in a short action and nothing has to be done
to it (Body has very little taper and the shoulder is already 35o (37 to 40 is about max).

Factory brass is available and if you decide on a 325 factory ammo is available and the bullet
selection has improved in the past few years with weights from 150 to 250 grains. there is a
200 grain Accubond that is ideal for long range hunting/shooting .

If you single load the WSMs you can seat the bullets out, giving you a little more case capacity.

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