338-300??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Jumpalot, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    In my never ending quest to find my next rifle, I started thinking. (Scary, I know.) I'm sure this has been done, but can't find much on it. Has anyone necked a 300 WM (not the wsm or rum) up to a 338. How would it compare to the 338WM? Would it be worth doing? Mainly used for deer and elk. Or would you be better off sticking with the 300?
     
  2. JCM

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    Jumpalot,

    I dont think you would gain much by necking up the 300 win mag to 338, possibly 150fps or so more than the 338 win mag depending on barrel length. IMO the 338 RUM would do the same job without the case forming jobs.
     

  3. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    That's a gain I think I could live with. I don't think I really want to step up to the Ultra Mag family. Plus, I've never owned any wildcat and I think this would be perfect for my needs.
     
  4. JCM

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    What ranges do you plan to shoot elk and deer at?
     
  5. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    The farthest I've shot an elk was 628 yds. Don't plan on shooting much past that. That was with my 300WM. If I practice more, maybe out to 800.