215 gr 338 winmag

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by chainsaw, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. chainsaw

    chainsaw Active Member

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    Is the sierra 215 gr bullet good for shooting out to 600 yrds?rifle has 1/10 twist 24" barrel.
     
  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    It'd work fine, especially for your ranges. Accuracy should be good. But, the BC is pretty dismal. There are better choices. Most of us are running heavier bullets in our 30 cals. I suggest the 225 or 250 Nosler accubonds. Hornady has several 338 bullets in this class with a better BC as well. I like the 300 Bergers, but the winny is a bit small for them.
     

  3. chainsaw

    chainsaw Active Member

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    Thanks Grit,much appreciated.
     
  4. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome. What are you planning to hunt / shoot with them? How's the hunting up there? I spent a week fishing on the coast a few years back. Truly beautiful country.
     
  5. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I tell you, if you can get the 225 gr. NAB at a muzzle velocity of 2850 fps and at an
    elevation of 5000', at 900 yards you would still have 1700 fps of bullet velocity
    which is fast enough for good terminal ballistics and would have an energy of about
    1500 ft-lb which is, in my opinion, good enough for a large bull elk. The Sierra 210 gr.
    would be good to about 770 yards for 1500 ft-lb of energy.

    The 225 NAB would help you with about 6.5 inches closer in a 10 mph crosswind at
    770 yards and much more at 900 yards.

    Good luck!
     
  6. chainsaw

    chainsaw Active Member

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    A friend and I are making up a gong for some long distance fun shooting,I'll be using my 338 wm,he has a 300 ultra mag.
    The hunting where I am at really sucks,lots of mtn. lions they say.Im about the middle of the state and 14 miles north of California.
     
  7. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    215 OR 230 Berger.
     
  9. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Somehow, I don't think they'd be very accurate :D:D.
     
  10. new shooter

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    Yes your right. I was thinking 300 winmag not 338. Joe
     
  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the 225gr NAB!