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Old 12-20-2009, 09:25 PM
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Re: Best extreme long range cal ?

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I wonder what going back to a partition would do to the BC ? Probably crucify it. I think I will still need to stick to a big pill with big BC. It would also suffer alot more from bullet drift in wind ?

As far as the deer not being large , they are 600-700 lbs with kevlar shoulders and take one hell of a pounding before waving the white flag .

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Are you referring to red stag?

As for the B.C.s of these bullets,

300gr mk: 0.768
250gr partition: 0.457
not sure about the others. But I dont think the partition is ideal for LR hunting due to that low bc. I can't find any real high bc hunting bullets in .338cal in my ballistic calculators database... Not one over .5 under 275grain.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:38 PM
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holy crap! 600-700 pound deer!! What species of deer do you have? I'll google a pic.
Heres one !



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Old 12-20-2009, 09:50 PM
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Re: Best extreme long range cal ?

That's a beast! You're going to want the 300grain bullets but Oliveralan is right, I'm only aware of the 300grain SMK. Rumors of a VLD have been rampant but haven't seem them yet.

hmmm.....in the absence of a better bullet....aim for the spine?

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:06 PM
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Re: Best extreme long range cal ?

I can't believe there aren't any other effective hunting bullets for .338... That's a serious market gap. Aim for a high shoulder shot, that should put em down. That thing is a brute! In my home country of Germany we have roe deer, they weight around 50-70pounds... I was excited about the size of whitetail here in VA, but those things are a whole nother level!
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Re: Best extreme long range cal ?

I do aim for a high shoulder but I cant guarantee to hit this small spot every time under all conditions. No one can ..

My question is will a 338 AM or 375 version with say a 350 smk offer a better wound channel through the rib cage than the edge /300 smk at 1000-1500 yards ?

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Re: Best extreme long range cal ?

The 375, yes, simply due to a larger bullet diameter. The 338AM, Not sure because the increased velocity will give it even less time to expand, it would be more likely to fragment however.
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Re: Best extreme long range cal ?

Wound channel, maybe some of the 338AM owners may be able to offer some insight and I'm sure Kirby could. IMHO I think the 338 Edge is capable out to about 1300 yards but, 1500 yards on that beast...I'm thinking 338AM.
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