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Old 12-10-2009, 11:38 AM
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Jack, what type of shooting are you doing... hunting or other?
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:42 AM
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Jack, what type of shooting are you doing... hunting or other?
Some hunting but mostly recreational,I would like the gun to weight in the 12-18 lb range so it could still be carried.

BBJ
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:28 PM
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Some hunting but mostly recreational,I would like the gun to weight in the 12-18 lb range so it could still be carried.

BBJ
The reason I ask is that this bullet...

GS CUSTOM BULLETS - Specifications for use

...shot out of a 338 RUM/Lapua/EDGE will out run a 300 SMK shot out of a 338 AM or Excaliber.

It is a 267 gr non-expanding sollid with a very high BC and will get velociteis 100-200 fps more than other bullets of same weight. I would hesitate to use it as a hunting bullet unless I was confident of a spine or high shoulder hit.

It should get about the same or more velocity than the 300 SMK out of the AM with the same length barrel with one of the mentioned calibers and along with the higher BC, it will run away from the SMK. Out of a Lapua Imp, it would really cook. For recreational shooting,it is the perfect 338 bullet. For hunting it is questioanble. The bullets cost more than the SMK's, but the overall cost per round vs the super charged 338's is much less... maybe less than half. Another benefit is a lot longer barrel life which means a lot more trigger time.

Just somehing to think about...

Mark
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:52 PM
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Thats pretty intresting.
But it isn't realy suited for hunting so then I would have to resight and load other rounds for hunting right?
BBJ
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:00 PM
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Re: Hi all new here

Try the 408 chey-tac. I know some operaters, they love it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:14 PM
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7,
I think that is a little bigger than what I want,plus I dout I could get it in a sporter aplication.

But there is always room for 2 maybe.

BBJ
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:29 PM
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Re: Hi all new here

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Thats pretty intresting.
But it isn't realy suited for hunting so then I would have to resight and load other rounds for hunting right?
BBJ
Yup, if you wanted a different bullet for hunting you would need to use a differnet load and zero.

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