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Unread 04-27-2013, 10:16 PM
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338 WM best loads

I searched on here. Didn't have any luck. I have been wanting a 340 weatherby. But I have found a really good deal on a as new 338 WM. So my question is, can you load a WM to weatherby ballistics, Or better?
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    Re: 338 WM best loads

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    I searched on here. Didn't have any luck. I have been wanting a 340 weatherby. But I have found a really good deal on a as new 338 WM. So my question is, can you load a WM to weatherby ballistics, Or better?
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    Re: 338 WM best loads

    What are you looking to do with it? How far are you shooting? What are you shooting with it?
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    Re: 338 WM best loads

    Best long range load is probably the 225gr Accubond over RL-19 for about 2800fps.
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    Best long range load is probably the 225gr Accubond over RL-19 for about 2800fps.
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    yep...

    if you get a 338 win with a 26" bbl like mine you may be able to hit 2900 fps with a 225 (either hdy or accubond) like I do but I'd spitball 2800 fps for most 24" bbl 338 win's with 225 grain slugs.
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    Re: 338 WM best loads

    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I think I am just going to keep saving up for an Edge or 340.
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    Re: 338 WM best loads

    Yeah, best way to go if you want high performance.
    If you can find a Remington in 338Win you can just run a 340 Reamer into it.
    The 340 runs the 225 to 3000fps.

    The 338Rum to 3200fps.

    The Edge gives you another hundred feet or so, but in a light hunting rifle I think the 340 is about ideal. The Rum is quite a bit faster, but in a 8.5 pound gun you had better not mind recoil.

    I have a 8.5 pound 338 Edge, but I wont let just anybody shoot it...The thing is viciously quick in recoil. If you get your head close too the scope you are going to be hurt and are off for stitches.
    In a Sendero weight gun it is a piece of cake.
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