Hi everyone. I have recently had to sell all of my rifles to pay for my sisters wedding... I have managed to save one tho, my 338 edge. I have been invited to go on a whitetail deer hunt in about 2 weeks. I have elk loads worked up for this rifle but nothing for small whitetail deer. Most shots will be at close range (20-200yards) but i will take a few out to 1150yards. I need a load that won't just punch through the deer at closer ranges. I know the 338 edge is not the best close range deer rifle but it is all I have right now so any help would be great. Thanks
Your accuracy loads will be fine. Just stay away from the shoulder so you dont make a mess. I just recently took a decent cull 8pt @ 83 yds with 338LM shooting 300SMK under 92grs of H1000. Shot for the heart and saved all the good eating parts
Ok good. Ha I did not really want to work up and verify another load before I go anyways. My load is 92.5gr H-1000 pushing a 300gr Berger 2830fps. It is a hammer on elk out to 1600 so i figured on a 150lb whitetail it may be way to much.