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Old 05-12-2013, 03:29 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Cold Trigger, So it's a bad choice they sold me, well that sucks! I will sell it instead of putting money into it. I think it was called the Stalker II w/BOSS. My only other 2 rifles are a Rem.700 .270 win. thunb hole wood stock and a Savage 06 spring. Here I wanted to make my .338 into a 1k meter shooter. Well thanks for the info, hurts a bit getting taken and my dreams to LRH and pass it to my son when i'm gone.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:05 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

I bought a 475 Turnbull for Brown bear, haven't hunted them yet, anyone used this round on them? It's a lever action on a Browning 1971 action. The numbers looked better than a 45-70.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

I haven't killed any big bears but have taken a lot of other large game with partitions. It's been my experience that at impact velocities over about 2600 fps they will invariably blow the nose off early in penetration. Then the rear end continues but kills like a bullet from a much smaller caliber. I do especially like the 338, 250 partition when impact velocity is under about 2550 it hits like a hammer.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:32 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

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Cold Trigger, So it's a bad choice they sold me, well that sucks! I will sell it instead of putting money into it. I think it was called the Stalker II w/BOSS. My only other 2 rifles are a Rem.700 .270 win. thunb hole wood stock and a Savage 06 spring. Here I wanted to make my .338 into a 1k meter shooter. Well thanks for the info, hurts a bit getting taken and my dreams to LRH and pass it to my son when i'm gone.
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For l.r. shooting it may work out. But they aren't a dangerous game rifle. I myself don't have any respect for anyone that hunts dangerous game at long range. If your looking for a 338 l.r. rifle without breaking the bank. I would look around for a 338 RUM in a model 700 . You could prolly pedal your Browning and come out about even. If the factory RUM barrel wasn't up to it a reballel job to the 338 EDGE wouldn't break the bank .
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:41 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

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I bought a 475 Turnbull for Brown bear, haven't hunted them yet, anyone used this round on them? It's a lever action on a Browning 1971 action. The numbers looked better than a 45-70.
It kills about the same as the 450 Alaskan. Maybe a bit better. Which is good. I really like the 450 Alaskan. It has a good reputation. Just get to be good buddies with it so that it hit where you look and so you know all it's ways.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:02 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Cold Trigger, Don't think I need a RUM for north american animals. Maybe I need to keep reading here and asking more question before I sell my Browning. Planning to move to Texas this year so will consider the hunting over there.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:45 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Jastech, Nilgai is the only thing in Texas that could use a 338, and I know of a lot of nilgai killed with 280 and 30/06, although the bulls do have teal thick skin and are very tough.
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