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WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI "Price Drop"

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

Ok thanks... The new S.C. Winchesters have a 1 piece bottom metal meaning the trigger gaurd and hinge metal are 1 piece...
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:52 PM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

It does have a hinged floorplate. At one time Winchester used a two hinged setup, the trigger guard and latch was one peice and the floorplate and hinge was another. I hope this helps.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

It does. Thanks
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

Just out of curiosity, why did you go with 338-06Ackley instead of the standard shoulder? I am an ardent 338-06 shooter/loader and admire this gun of yours. Nice rifle! I get 2900 fps with 200gr bullets and 2750 fps using 225 gr bullets, using Varget. Shoots groups that touch at 100 yds in my Savage 110 I built up using a $200 Shaw barrel kit. Cheezie
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:36 AM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

Cheezie, Those sound like some healthy loads... The reason I went with the improved shoulder is because I wanted that slight increase in case capacity(obviously). A velocity gain didn't interest me in the least. What was important to me is chamber pressure, especially in the hot African climate. With the extra capacity, I should be able to use standard 338-06 max load data for the improved case and still have sane pressures, in theory at least. Some would say, "Why not use the 338 win mag?" Simple, I do not care for a belted case.

In my 35 Whelen Improved, I could easily reach 2600 FPS with 250gr pills(using Varget), and the brass would almost fall out of the gun. I guess this helped sway me towards the improved chamber as well. For the record, IMR-8208 XBR is a kick anus powder for the 35 Whelen. I'm still doing testing, but the accuracy is INCREDIBLE! Probably more than you wanted to know, but there ya go anyways.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:00 PM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

SPF
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:11 PM
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Re: WTS: Winchester 338-06 AI

The deal did not go through. Back up for sale. Price drop! $1250 shipped.
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