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Question for any Smith’s on custom build up.

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Unread 07-01-2005, 07:15 AM
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Re: Question for any Smith’s on custom build up.

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Unread 07-01-2005, 07:44 AM
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Re: Question for any Smith’s on custom build up.

Ware to look for the reciver at? Ric I sent Chris an email early this morning when I got home from work.
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Unread 07-01-2005, 08:26 AM
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Re: Question for any Smith’s on custom build up.

Yes the 338 WSM is a great little round but it would be a waste of teh receiver length in the standard Rem 700. IT would work but why not just go with the Win Mag as it will feed better and give 100 fps more velocity.

I have an XP-100 handgun in the 338 WSM and it is a great round, in the 15" barrel I get 2900 fps with the 180 gr BT and 2700 with the 200 gr pills. Still, for the receiver being used, the Win mag would be a better fit, Hell, the 338 RUM would be a better fit as this would be easy to chamber in this receiver.

It is true, the 338 RUM will nearly match the Lapua in performance and the 338-300 RUM WILL match or slightly exceed it. Brass quality is not as high but in a sporter weight rifle for big game hunting it is plenty quality for fine accuracy and much less costly.

I'm getting +1000 yard consistancy with my Allen Mags using RUM brass so I am not overly concerned about the quality of the brass.

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Unread 07-10-2005, 10:19 AM
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Re: Question for any Smith’s on custom build up.

TommyB, I read what said about a 338 being loaded down to 160 grain bullets. Forget it!
You really don't want to go lighter than 225 grain. They will be all over the place as far as accuaracy goes.
If you go with a slower twist to stabilze lighter bullets then you suffer with the heavy bullets. If you do go with a 338 caliber find a good load with a 225 or 250 and stick with it. The 225 accubond might be a good choice for your work.

I agree with Ric 110% about the WSM. The WSM has great ballistics, and recoil is more tolerable. I didn't think they made it in 338 WSM. I think its a 325 WSM. I haven't heard anything about that caliber. I think the 300 WSM is a nice caliber. But you seem set on the 338. That's ok, I don't own a 30 cal either. I actually have a 338 Lapua.

Remember the old Nissan 280ZX commercials "You really don't need to go zero to 60 in 8.6 seconds, but knowing you could is awesome!"
That's what the 338 for whitetail and black bear is like.
It is awesome!

The best cailber for what you want:
Accuracte to 300 yards for WT and Bear.
Great bullet selection
....a good old .308
But that's not the 280ZX

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