Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 04-27-2011, 01:13 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 2,504
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

This thread improves on a discussion our group has been having. LTLR says this very well, and I'm really glad he chose to back up (range wise) as I still consider 300 yards a long shot at big game, and my self imposed maximum is 600 yards. No disrespect intended for the folks who can, and do have different limits. At any rate thanks for taking the time to educate me.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-27-2011, 03:45 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,047
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

LTLR,

Have a look at the 225 grain Hornady Interbond projectile. It shoots much flatter than the 225 grain Accubond.

The published B.C. of the Interbond is way off. They just listed the Interbond as the same B.C. as the SST. I can tell you they are very different in real life.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-27-2011, 09:48 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,615
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

Thanks, I have shot the sst but not the interbond.
__________________
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-27-2011, 09:56 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 1,152
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Topshot View Post
LTLR,

Have a look at the 225 grain Hornady Interbond projectile. It shoots much flatter than the 225 grain Accubond.

The published B.C. of the Interbond is way off. They just listed the Interbond as the same B.C. as the SST. I can tell you they are very different in real life.
I have always wondered why the Interbond didn't have a higher BC than the SST's.

How did you find out that they just listed them the same?

What is the true BC number for the Interbond?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,914
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

LTLR, I have a few questions for you if I may? Right now I am shooting my .338 (standard) Lapua Mag and loaded with the 300 gr Bergers with a MV of 2800 give or take a few fps. I feel it shoots very well and have taken game past 1100 yards on 2 occations with this rifle. This rifle is on a Mark V action and is over 18 lbs. I have past the 1000 round mark and even though it still will shoot 1/2 moa I know I will need to rebarrel one of these days. I have two primary rifles for hunting, a 300 win. and the Lapua. I use the 300 WM for lighter game to 1000 and I did take an elk with it last season at 803. The LM is my long range rifle for big game 1000 yards and beyond and have taken a bull at 1130 , one shot DRT. So, with all that said, do you feel I should look into rechambering to a .338 Lapua AI when the barrel time comes? I also plan to back down to a (28") sendero contour or slightly larger and replace the Mcmillan A-5 with something lighter to get its weight down to around 13lbs or so hopefully. I am a fan of H-1000, I will use 300 gr bullets and I am not sure I will gain enough MV to justify the change in dies, fireforming etc.

Thanks for your input.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-28-2011, 08:40 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 132
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

Just when I thought I was getting the hang of long range shooting, a post like this comes up and makes me wonder if I am shooting the right bullet at the right velocity. Thanks for the info and breaking it down into details LTLR, definately something else to add to my kitbag of knowledge.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-28-2011, 10:44 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,534
Re: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger View Post
They will kill an elk further than most could ever hit one. I shoot the 225 AB's in my lapuas and RUM's because at the distances I shoot these rifles mostly inside a half mile the BC difference of the 250's does not catch the 225's. The extra velocity of the 225's overcome the slight BC difference of the 250's within that distance. Either will kill an elk further than I can hit one. Doesn't mean it's right or wrong that is just what I do. If I go extreme range I get more bullet and a bigger gun.
Very good post LTLR !!!!

At one time I considered building myself an Excalibur because of the performance potential
but found that the RUMs and Lapua would meet or exceed my limit of 1100 yards (The older
I get the lower my limit).

As far as the bullets I came to the same conclusion about the 225 Accubonds over the 250s.
And settled on the 225s because of down range performance.

There are bullets with better BCs but I can depend on the Accubonds to perform at extended
ranges and they are very accurate.

Your post has good info and should help those that are thinking about a new build. (Why build
it if you don't need/use it).

Thanks again.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Medium 338's vs. Big 338's
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
h414 and 300 grn 338's bman73 Reloading 1 04-20-2011 11:53 PM
FS 225 Hornady 338's alf Reloading Equipment and Components 0 10-01-2010 03:08 PM
Berger 300 gr .338's? shooter981 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 2 06-17-2009 02:46 PM
338's thumper15 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 03-07-2008 06:11 AM
super .338's Dzaw Reloading 15 03-06-2007 11:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC