Anyone try out the .338 285gr Hornady's

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  1. Larry87

    Larry87 Well-Known Member

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    Just like the title says just wanting to know if anyone has tried them and their thoughts about them so far.
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    I got a 1000 from Hornady and Joel Russo got 500 of them. I have not had time to wring them out.

    However, after talking with Dave Tooley who has shot them thru inception, tests to production, I think they will be very very good based on what Dave is saying. He thinks they are one of the best production bullets he has seen.

    BH
     

  3. B23

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    What do you/anyone think the new Hornady 285 will offer over say the 300SMK?
     
  4. lazylabs

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    Have they actually reached stores? The last time I checked they were still unavailable.
     
  5. Larry87

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    Accroding to Midway's website they have some in stock. I still have 45 250 SMK and 100 Berger Hybris to shoot through before I order any more bullets. SO hopefully they'll be a little more available by then.
     
  6. BountyHunter

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    Grafs had some also, but they went fast

    BH
     
  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    What type of BC do you think they will have. Might be good out of my 338 NM. L ooked them up .720 bc
     
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  8. sp6x6

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    If I was shooting a 300 hybrid for my accuracy at 2685 velocity. Any guess on the velocity with the 285 gr. Wonder difference at 1000 type for drop and E.
     
  9. davewilson

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    i shot some of these today and for just throwing them together and shooting, i would say they are as accurate as the Sierra's. at least in my gun. only shot at 100 but they'll make one hole. no, haven't shot them at distance or used the chrono. based on what i've seen from Hornady bullets in the past, these will make a better LR deer bullet than the 300 SMK.
     
  10. BountyHunter

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    Dave,

    get a new stock for your 338 Bullpup?

    BH
     
  11. davewilson

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    no, i shot these with my big bullpup, not the little one you saw.