338/408ch-tac

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by qkshot, May 12, 2004.

  1. qkshot

    qkshot Active Member

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    Awhile ago a couple of guys were talking about the 408 cheytactical cartridge necked down to the 338 and i was wondering if anybody has any updated results of actual accuracy, velocity,reloading data(300smkload)

    and also what type of actions/barrel lenght/stock setup they used and total gun weights they came up with

    very interested in this little number
    300grsmk@3500fps

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  2. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    call Bill Ritchie at EDM Arms
     

  3. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I was at Bruce Bears place last weekend and he has one. Here is a pic of one Bruce Bear has give him a call.
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  4. Karl in Phoenix

    Karl in Phoenix Active Member

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    Wow! That .338/408 Bear looks like a "blast" to shoot!

    Looks like a great round for long range elk or anything else warm-blooded.
     
  5. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    Karl
    It would be an exellent round for very long range shooting. I have shot the 338 Yogi out ot 2200 meters and would think you could get the 338/408 out over 3000 yards in a Heavy Gun. Bruce is using a 10"x2" Bat action and a 34" barrel with good groups out to 1500 Yards. I am going to have Bruce do a barrel for my HG soon [​IMG]
    Crow Mag
     
  6. Nicholas

    Nicholas Well-Known Member

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    Crow
    Do you know what velocities he is getting and with what bullets out of his 338/408?
     
  7. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    SR90
    Bruce said he was getting 3200 fps fire forming brass.
    Crow Mag
     
  8. Nicholas

    Nicholas Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome, I may have to build me one of these some day.
     
  9. jon12

    jon12 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried necking that thing down to .308 or smaller. Seems like it would be really fast, maybe close to 4000 w/ medium weight 30 cal in full power loads. What kind of barrel length would you really need to get good veolcity out of this? Would it just he burning powder in a 26 or 28, or would it still be faster than any other magnums of the same caliber?
     
  10. jon12

    jon12 Well-Known Member

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    By the way, does anyone have specs on this case? I would be interested to compareit to the big commercial and proprietary magnum hunting cases.
     
  11. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    Crow mag, I thought that it was Bruce Baer not Bear?? Shouldn't it be the .338-408 Baer?