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338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

 
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:23 AM
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Re: 338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

Now that is a bad*ss rifle, with the perfect hunting scope. Mine has a very similar laminated stock. I did not see a brake, is the recoil as bad as all the horror stories posted? Not meaning to sound like a big weenie, but I have a custom 3-chamber 50BMG style brake coming for mine that we'll put on Saturday. This is better than the Miculek we put on my ultra light 7mm and it kicks like a 223 bolt gun now.That rifle of yours shooting like that, with that bullet could shoot from one time zone to the next.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:38 AM
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Re: 338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

No brake or porting. Recoil isn't too bad, even from prone. Rifle weighs 9 lbs.

JD338
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:11 AM
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Re: 338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

Has anybody tried or chronograhed the coated bullets? I have the powders and sent all my trial bullets to Superior Shooting Systems to be Boran Nitrate coated, I like it alot better than moly, it increases MV, reduces pressures and extends barrel life ALOT and does not have the negative humidity problems. On 223 and 308 you typically see 2-3 % 50-100 fps on this monster would be alot.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:04 AM
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I have a 30 inch Broughton barrel on my 338RUM with a Muscle brake. Haven't shot it yet, I need to get some powder for 250gr. NAB either RL 25 or Retumbo, not sure yet.
Tarey
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:20 AM
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Re: 338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

Your Muscle Brake ia ALOT better looking than mine, I have Miculek brakes on everything except the 338 RUM, it's recoil reputation preceeds it. I put on a 50BMG style brake that is scaled down in size, it is ugly unless you are a real tactical type guy, you can scroll down to the bottom of the website to see what I got @ boys50bmgatr.com they are custom made for each caliber and have progressive holes for each chamber and really work well. My gunsmith is bluing it to match the Lilji barrel a little better, but it still will not look as good as yours, sure wish I had known about yours.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:35 AM
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Re: 338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

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No brake or porting. Recoil isn't too bad, even from prone. Rifle weighs 9 lbs.

JD338
Wow. That just goes to show recoil is a personal thing. That rifle calculates as having ~38+ ft-lbs if the all up weight is 11 lbs with scope. I've shot a .338 Lapua with a Holland bake - it feels about like my .30-06 (a 1953 M70 with blued steel butt plate). I can't imagine shooting that Lapua with out a brake. My ears already ring continuously - even with muffs on the brake is too much noise - I'd need muffs plus foam ear plugs and that would suck in the field.

I've found that around 25 ft-lbs (calculated) is my limit so I'm planning to build my .338 Win Mag to be 12.5 lbs all up with scope. I'd have to have a brake on a .338 RUM or have it weigh at least 17 lbs (more than this 68 year old 5'-7" 170 pound guy wants to carry around). That said, the .338 RUM sure looks like one fantastic cartridge. I wish there was such a thing as a quiet brake but there isn't, at least so far.

Fitch
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:00 AM
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Re: 338 Rem Ultra 30" barrel loads-wanted

I wear a set of foam ear plugs I found with a rating of 32db with a high end pair of electronic muffs, when I'm at the bench I turn them off and when I'm hunting I have been wearing them witout the plugs and can hear better than I can without them. We'll see if that is enough. I wear them whenever I'm shooting or hunting because I have a hearing loss and am trying to save what I have left, some will argue thats crazy but once you get used to it, it is a habit now.
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