.338 cal BC comparison

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bjlooper, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. bjlooper

    bjlooper Well-Known Member

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    After a year on this forum I’m convinced that slow high BC bullets out perform fast low BC bullets at long ranges. I have been wondering at what distance the slow bullets catches up the faster ones. I don’t have a ballistic calculator I was wondering if anyone has a comparison of the .338 RUM or .338 edge loaded with 225gr, 250gr, and 300gr. bullets.

    Thanks for the help
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  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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  3. bjlooper

    bjlooper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply does anyone know what velocities I should enter for each weight. I'm planning on chambering either the RUM or the Edge with a 28" ABS barrel.
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  4. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    The 338 Edge will run around 2800 fps in a 28" tube. The 250 grain bullet will run 3100 or so. The big issue from my stand point is not how flat it ultimately shoots but how well it fights the wind. Elevation is just a number on a dial windage no matter what is still your best guess. I like to take my mechanical advantage in windage when ever I can.