338 long range bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 7mmboy, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. 7mmboy

    7mmboy Member

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    hello all,
    was just wondering what 338cal projectiles are reccommended for long range purposes, i am down under.

    cheers
     
  2. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    what chambering are you shootng? that decides alot.
     

  3. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    I Have both the Sierra Matching 338 300 Grain and the new Berger Match Tactical Hybrid also in 300 grain in stock and I ship plenty to Australia. Both are fantastic bullets, you can't go wrong with either. I'm assuming you are shooting a Lapua Mag, Edge or something similar. Go big or go home :D

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  4. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    I have used 250 & 300 SMKs with several 338s. I shot some of the gen 1 300 grain burgers with good results as long as I did not push them too fast. That problem seems to fixed with the gen 2s. I just have not gotten around to ordering any yet. One of the guys on this site has been having great results with Cutting Edge bullets, both the 225s and 252s. I have some of both but have not had a chance to load any yet.
     
  5. 7mmboy

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    sorry, i am using a 338 RUM. im not sure bout weather to go smk's or berger path, may have to try both?tikka send me a pm about these bullets you stock?

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  6. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    7mm, check out Shawn Carlock's new post over in "long range hunting and shooting". It sure look like the gen 2 300 grain Bergers are the real deal.
     
  7. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    If you can get em' the 300 grain Bergers are the way to go. I use the SMK's out of my Rum simply because the Bergers are to hard to get up here (Canada). If you have the coin I would look hard into the cutting edge line of bullets in the 225 range as you can push them between 3200-3300 fps with a really good B.C.