338 rum anybody?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by heavy hitting 300, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. heavy hitting 300

    heavy hitting 300 Well-Known Member

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    ive just gotten my hands on a 338 RUM sendero and im trying to make up my mind on what to do with it. i was wondering if anybody uses it for long range with the 300 mk and if so what should i expect. im really just wondering how far i can get with it.
     
  2. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    338 RUM is a tremendous long range round,would be great with 250's and the 300 gr Matchking. Very capable of taking big game well past 1000 yards. I think you would be looking at around 2750 fps with the 300 gr Matchking.
     

  3. heavy hitting 300

    heavy hitting 300 Well-Known Member

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    thanks highridge1!!!
    do you have a big 338 shooter? im trying to build it right. i would like to do as much as i can without sending it out. what would you do to it?
     
  4. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of Sendero's only need to be skim bedded and maybe have the trigger lightened to shoot well.

    Shoot it and see, maybe re-do the crown.

    Stu.
     
  5. djbwow2008

    djbwow2008 Well-Known Member

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    First I would shoot it. If it shows potential get it skim bedded,trigger job,muzzle brake and recrown the barrel. Depending how far you want to shoot and what scope your using, you might want to consider a 20 moa base.That's what my brother did to his Sendero in 300 rum. Its very accurate and didn't cost a fortune. When he shoots it out he plans to rebarrel it into a 338 edge but it shoots so well he's in no hurry. Good luck.

    Dan
     
  6. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few 338 ultra's,a couple 338-378's,340 weatherby's, right now I am shooting a Custom 338 edge which is the 300 ultra case necked out to .338. It just has a slight advantage over the 338 ultra about 100 fps is all. Yes trigger job if needed,bedding if needed and torque the actions screws to 55-65 inch lbs equal front and back.Mine I went 60/inch lbs and it shot great.The 250 or 300 gr bullets are the way to go as far as I am concerned. I shoot only 300 gr.Practice a bunch and get good at 200 yrds then work your way out. It's a blast to say the least!:cool:
     
  7. heavy hitting 300

    heavy hitting 300 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the info guys. im going to set that up and see how it shoots next to the gun im getting kirby to build for me. im thinking about getting the am but im not sure yet. a friends got 1 but never takes it out to shoot it. ive let 1 go before with it and i cant see why he doesnt take it out. doesnt kick and is accurate like no other.
    gun)gun)gun):D