338 Thunder

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by DONTSTROKEME, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. DONTSTROKEME

    DONTSTROKEME Well-Known Member

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    What is this round all about? Anyone have specs on this cartridge? Or a website that has information on it? Anyone out there do conversions?

    Just curious, my 338 Win Mag is comfortable with 500 yards and under but I keep seeing this Thunder at over 1000 yards.

    Joe Oakes
     
  2. abinok

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    Its not a cartridge, its a rifle.

    As I recall GGs cartridge is 338Lapua Improved.
     

  3. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    Adam its not a lapua improved. it is a 338 rum improved

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  4. abinok

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    DOH!
    I was kinda close... theyre both basically just a pepsi can necked down to 338... ones just a little longer, and the other is a little fatter /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. DONTSTROKEME

    DONTSTROKEME Well-Known Member

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    Who makes them and how much? Anyone know what kind of ballistics they have?
     
  6. 1doug

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    I think Kirby did the one you are reading about. It is close to Shawn Carlocks 338 edge. 28 inch barrel @ 2950 fps with a 300 grain 338 MK.

    search for the 338 edge
    and send either shawn or kirby an e-mail about it

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