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

 
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:43 AM
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whats a better round for hunting around 300 or 400 yrds. 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?
I have to agree with most of the comments here. You dont need either of these cartridges for hunting 300-400 yds unles you are hunting are large and dangerous game. The 308 Win is a great cartridge, but I personally would like to shoot an elk size critter with some just a little more potent at 400 yds. A 30.06 or 300 WSM would do you fine. IMO, the 300 WSM is about an 800-1000 yd elk killer depending on load and elevation in case you decide to stretch your legs a little farther someday.

To answer your original question, the 338 will make a bigger hole and likely kill a critter a litlle faster than the 300. But.... It will also have greater recoil which might require a brake. Some guys like brakes and some dont. My rifles are carry rifles and if I need to make a quick shot I wouldn't look forward to the noise of a braked muzzle without ear plugs and having a brake at the end of a muzzle catching brush. Just something to think about. We all have our own hunting styles and preferences.

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I didn't see what everyone else said, but if I were you, I'd go with the 300 win mag for 400 ish yards.
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I didn't see what everyone else said, but if I were you, I'd go with the 300 win mag for 400 ish yards.
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Sometimes you just get wrapped up in the info and not when it was started. Even a dead thread still has value. Its not what you know but where you can find it.
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Re: whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag?

A difficult question to answer and here is an example. I have two different kinds of Elk in my area. Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt. The difference between a small rocky and a large Roosevelt can be 500lbs. We kind of polarized into two different camps of practice and thought. The most common rifles in the High cascade hunts are the mid sized 30 caliber magnums. While in the Roosevelt camps there is an extremely noticeable high percentage of the larger .338. Rifle recommendations are largely based on terrain as well as species of game animal. Which one do you feel will best suit your needs and enable you to present yourself as a complete package for your hunting requirements. Its pretty easy to check around your local area and find out what is actually the preferred cartridge, it might not even be either of the two mentioned.
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