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Favorite .338 bullet

 
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:44 AM
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Favorite .338 bullet

As a soon to be .338 Edge owner, I am about to place an order for bullets. I figured Berger's would be the most accurate, but seems quite a few people are running the SMK's. I want to go with the 300 gr and really am not sure what to order at this point.

I plan on loading to the lands, so fitting into a magazine is not a concern.

Any suggestions other than just buy a box of each & try them???
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:31 AM
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Re: Favorite .338 bullet

I saw in Petersons Hunting magazine Nosler was advertising the 300 grain - 338 Accubond! I want to say they are claiming a BC of .710.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:39 AM
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Re: Favorite .338 bullet

The SMKs shoot better in my Remington 338 Lapua than the Berger OTMs and they're cheaper.
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Re: Favorite .338 bullet

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The SMKs shoot better in my Remington 338 Lapua than the Berger OTMs and they're cheaper.
Were you loading to the lands or magazine length???
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: Favorite .338 bullet

The Bergers shoot great for me,and have a better BC,.818. I took a brush shot on bull last year at 50-60 yrds and blew a fist sized hole threw him,what more do you need.I may load some 250 or 300 Nab just for the thick timber,but a 300 gr.out of the supermags is overkill for any NA game less the big bears
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Re: Favorite .338 bullet

I have shot probably 1000 of the 300 SMK's and close to 500 of the Berger 300 OTM's from my 388 LM. Same velocity about 2800. I have taken many elk with both and that includes bulls out to 1100 plus yards. Both will do a good job, the difference is this. The Berger simply do it better. All of my best 1000 and 1500 yard groups were with the Bergers. They group tighter and fight the wind better. I still have 300 SMK's on the shelf, but why would I ever load them knowing I have proven that the Berger will shoot tighter out of the same rifle. My testing on game for terminal results were similar. We have take everything from antelope to elk with them. The diference is in the accuracy and wind bucking capabilities.

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Re: Favorite .338 bullet

Jeff,

Have you found the BC to be correct for the Bergers or did you have to fudge anything in your program to get your drops right? If so, what did you have to change in order to get it to work for you?

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