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300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:23 PM
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300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

Well fellas , the 338 rum barrel is on its way for the rem 700, now I am looking a heavey bullet that I can get accuracy and still utilize my magazine . I would like to shoot a 300 gr. berger but I have my douts that this can work .. I will be using this gun for long range elk hunting and target shooting.
Any suggestions on a bullet that I can start with that will fit is appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:02 AM
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Re: 300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

You can gain some magazine length by putting in a wyatt's mag box. You could also just seat the 300 gr hybrid to fit and feed from existing mag box. I loaded some 230 gr hybrids in my friend's 300 WSM that had them so deep it looks like they are sitting on the primer! They shot just fine. You won't know till you try it. Remember hybrids are not seating depth sensitive like the VLDs. You don't have seat them into or close to the rifling to work. That 300 WSM's seating depth is approx .150" from rifling.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:30 PM
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Re: 300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

Thanks for the info I have been handloading a couple of years now but i has just recently started loading for precision and this is the first caliber that has been so legnth sensitive i n reguards to magazine/OAL . i appreciate your insite.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:48 PM
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Re: 300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

Maybe try 3.700 that seems to be a good median for the bergers
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: 300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

If my memory serves my mag is 3.685 id ,has any body used the wyatts mag's, I see they offer a 3.8 legnth with minmal fitting and am a model that will go out to 3.95 or so with ejection port and bolt stop work as well .
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:10 AM
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Re: 300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

The wyatts stuff works just like factory, as long as its done proper. Any good smith will make it work and it is not a lot of cutting. I have had a few and some friends have used them on 338 and 300 ultras.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:24 AM
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Re: 300 gr bullets for a 338 rum's magizine

berger also makes a 250gr and i have used the 250 gr smk with good results .what does everyone think of the short neck on 338 edge and does it cause problems?
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