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whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

 
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:24 AM
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

I'm working on phase II of a 338 project. Started w/a 338Win shooting 252WCs @ pretty much RUM velocities. GG said it was an explosion waiting to happen. (Don't think so, must be a loose bore or something. Shot super). It will be sporting a 338 RUM bbl in the next week or so (after a long wait).

It will be the elk killer for this season. It'll be ready for the 1K shot if necessary but from my GIS scouting of the area 1K will be exceptionally long. 5 to 800 may be more reasonable.

Will be shooting 252 RBBT WCs. May be a bit more of a rainbow traj. than a 300 RUM but if I hit where I wish it will work.

Sure hope it shoots as well as the 338 Win barrel [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

We'll see what phase III is, or if it is necessary, which would be a Thunder or Edge.
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Old 05-14-2006, 10:51 AM
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

what kind of scope and which brand of barrel should i use on this gun i'm planning on building
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:51 PM
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

For either cartridge, but preferring the 338, I'd consider a 28" barrel length. Definitely no shorter than 26" and as long as 30 for the "what the heck is that" factor when at the range.

Scope? Depends on your funds and taste/wants. I'd think that glass quality and type of retical would be most important. One that I would at least consider would be an IOR with the MP-8 reticle,
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:48 PM
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

why such a long barrel
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:55 PM
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

why do like the 338 over the 300
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:06 AM
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

Each rifle has a different purpose the 338 RUM is a fast 338 caliber buller would be good for those big bears and the 300 RUM is a fast 30 caliber bullet good for long range shots at Elk or deer or Caribou. They are great rifles I own them both.
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

I own both, they are my only big game rifles and I have had lots before them. I use the 300 for antelope and deer sometimes and sometimes I just use the 338. I shoot 180 gr accubonds out of the 300 @3250 and 225 accubonds out of the 338 @ 3300. In my case the 338 out horses the 300 at every range. But the bigger thing is that when hunting in GRIZZLY country, the 338 gives me more piece of mind on immediate stopping power with a heavier bullet!
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