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Old 12-09-2011, 11:01 AM
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.338 rum

I have a remington Sendero .338 RUM with a Leupold Mark IV 6.5X20 scope. I am shooting factory remington ammo, 250 grain swift A-frame soft point ammo.

My question... Can long range shooting be achieved with all factory equipment? Will this setup be able to handle long range shooting past 500 yards?
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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Re: .338 rum

The A-frame is an absolutely fantastic bullet for the heavies... but being a flat base bullet the BC isn't as good as it could be. With a listed BC of .427 (via their web site) it will reach 500 but wind deflection past that will not be fantastic, but it will remain doable. If you intent to shoot past 600 or so, you may look into another bullet... if 500-600 is max for you, stick with what works well for you now.

Best bet is to hit the range, shoot your set-up at the ranges you want to be able to work with & see what happens. Will The A-Frame work at 500-600, absolutely, is the best for the job at THAT range? Probably not... but it will do it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:49 PM
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Re: .338 rum

I have read on here about the 300 grain smk. Do you recommend that I reload and try this bullet?
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:11 PM
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Re: .338 rum

I do shoot & reload for the 338RUM. I am using the 300SMK & Retumbo with good results. If you are only going to 500-600yds, the 300SMK is not your bullet, not to say it won't do it but the heavy match bullets don't really start to do their thing until you are going 1000k+ then the 300SMK or Berger OTM rock.

Barnes is making a 265grn LRX & a 280 to come next year. From 0-600yds these bad boys should be very effective at anything you care to shoot at.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: .338 rum

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Originally Posted by casilva43 View Post
I have a remington Sendero .338 RUM with a Leupold Mark IV 6.5X20 scope. I am shooting factory remington ammo, 250 grain swift A-frame soft point ammo.

My question... Can long range shooting be achieved with all factory equipment? Will this setup be able to handle long range shooting past 500 yards?
Yes - but the answer really lies in knowing at what distance your rifle & ammo can consistently put the bullet in the vitals of your quarry while using field shooting techniques.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:41 PM
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Re: .338 rum

If I might add something....

You can do a lot with factory equipment. But as the range increases, it is going to become increasingly difficult to be accurate without having perfect conditions.

What all the better equipment and reloading your own ammo gets you is incredible consistency. For our purposes, consistency and accuracy are the same thing.

So "can you" shoot to 1K with factory stuff? Sure you can! Can you accurately place bullets in a 10 mph full value crosswind.......maybe. The only way to know is to practice at 1K in varying conditions and see for yourself.
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