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Unread 04-04-2011, 07:56 PM
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Royinidaho or anyone 338 rum

Well i was looking at getting my 7STW Maid into a 338 Norma off my 700 long action but no smith liked the idea so hear is my ? 338 rum what twist barrel for 300gr bergers ? barrel would be 26'' fluted. What kind of velocigy can i get 2700-2750 will that get me out to 1300 yd with enough foot pounds to still kill a elk ? thanks for input. Joe PS this would be a pack rifle i have a 338 AX FOR AMBUSH.
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    Unread 04-04-2011, 09:31 PM
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    Re: Royinidaho or anyone 338 rum

    Why not shoot a larger 7mm bullet and keep STW since you already have a 338 Allen. I hunt with my LR, but when I am on a timber hunt I grab my 325wsm, light and fast, the 7mm, is a great caliber, why 2 338's.
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    Re: Royinidaho or anyone 338 rum

    I have a 30" barrel on my RUM and push the 300 SMK a touch over 2800 so your estimates with the Bergers sounds about right.

    My barrel is 1:10 which works great with the SMK's.
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    Newshooter, the 338 rum would be your most economical choice, it has more case capacity than the norma, and is probably more available, norma only came out in 2009. My NM shoots a 300 a 2725 ok and has 1764=E @ 1300 yrds. 338 rum should do that or better. Your 7 STW IS A 1000 yrd type rifle. I have hunted NWMT MY hunting life and 850 is my farthest shot on a elk, 340 WM, would have no problem using it, has credit for 1/2 my 30+ ELK, other 1/2 archery.
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    Re: Royinidaho or anyone 338 rum

    My accuracy load out of a rem 700 26" factory barrel is 2730 fps. I can push it to 2800 fps. It has plenty of power to kill an elk as far as you can hit it. Same as the 338-300 RUM and 338 Lapua.
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    Why not shoot a larger 7mm bullet and keep STW since you already have a 338 Allen. I hunt with my LR, but when I am on a timber hunt I grab my 325wsm, light and fast, the 7mm, is a great caliber, why 2 338's.
    I realey like to shoot long range alot. The 7mmstw barrel will ware out to fast. I will put 300 to 500 rounds through it in a year i would like to have it last 5 to 6 years before rebarrel. I love to shoot my 338AX BUT i do not want to shoot the abs barrel out of it. The 338AX Shots 1/2 moa out past 1400 yards. I whant a light carrie rife 8 to 10 pound. Joe

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    Well i was looking at getting my 7STW Maid into a 338 Norma off my 700 long action but no smith liked the idea so hear is my ? 338 rum what twist barrel for 300gr bergers ? barrel would be 26'' fluted. What kind of velocigy can i get 2700-2750 will that get me out to 1300 yd with enough foot pounds to still kill a elk ? thanks for input. Joe PS this would be a pack rifle i have a 338 AX FOR AMBUSH.


    You haven't talked to the right "smith" then. A 338 Lapua can be built on the Rem 700 action
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