Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger
The 338 win mag is a great cartridge and probably the best 338 you can shoot without a muzzle brake. I made my longest moose shot at near 1100 yards with one so they will reach out there. I agree with JE the 300's are not the best choice for it. On top of the velocity/trajectory problem you have a lot of bullet taking up case capacity in that little shortenned magnum case. I shoot the 225 accubonds in mine with a .550 BC at 2950 fps. Mine weighs 7.3 pounds ready to hunt and I use it for a light carry gun that will easily reach out to 600 yards on elk and stop a griz if I surprise one. Here in Wyoming the grizzly problem is pretty bad and most of my areas you see quite a few. Had several attacks this year during hunting season. The 338 winchester will stop a big animal quicker than the 300 magnums. And don't anybody start quoting ballistics on here about the 300 mags. I'm talking about what it will do and not what the paper shows. Lots of difference!
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I shoot the 225 and the 250gr accubond in my 338 RUM and I am very happy with performance
both accuracy and wound channel at all distances.
My max distance for ELK is 1100 yrds (1504 ft/lbs energy ) but the max distance for velocity is
950 yrds for a velocity of 1811 ft/sec to keep the bullet in it's performance range.So I limited
my shots to 900 yrds for elk. ( That's still a long way ).
Note ; It's not that much more than the 338 win with the same bullets.
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