Nosler 338 cal 200 gr E-Tip

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JD338, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    I tested the 338 cal 200 gr E-Tip in my 338 RUM. Using a COL of 3.620" and 90.5 grs RL 22 yielded a MV of 3111 fps from the M700 LSS 26 inch barrel. Accuracy was well under an inch, I can't give you an exact size because I forgot to take the target down! I recovered two bullets at 100 yds that were shot into water filled milk jugs, both found in jug #6. The first bullet weighed 197.1 grs, expanded to .738" and the second weighed 197.0 grs, expanded to .748".
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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Very nice JD

    I will have to try some

    I wished they made a 225gr.

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  3. sambo3006

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    I'll have to try some if I ever exhaust my supply of 225 gr AB's. How do they compare lengthwise to the 225 AB?
     
  4. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. A 225 gr E-Tip would be just the ticket!

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  5. JD338

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    Sam,

    225 gr AB is 1.452"
    200 gr E-Tip is 1.427"

    Here is a 225 gr AB comparison for you-
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    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    B.C???
     
  7. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks JD!
     
  8. JD338

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    Any time, glad to help!
    I have a BC value but it seems low, I am still waiting to get the official BC from the Nosler boys. I will post it as soon as I get it.

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  9. MontanaRifleman

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    BC of .425 according to their site...

    Nosler: bullets, ammunition, rifles, brass, and reloading data.

    I would think if Barnes could make 250 gr 338 bullet, hopefully Nosler can make a 225 gr.

    IMO, for short to medium range work, the 200 E-Tip would be as good or better than the 225 04 250 AB, due to its weight retention and would be flatter shooting to 400 yds or so. Doesn't look like much of a LR bullet though.

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  10. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    Nosler is actually double checking that .425 BC, I am waiting their response.

    I agree, a heavier weight 225 gr E-Tip would be better. Tell them what you want over at their forum, they do listen.
    I pushed for the 250 gr AB for 3 years, now its here!

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  11. MontanaRifleman

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    Yeah... .425 doesn't sound right. The E-Tips have basically the same shape as the AB's and the 225 and 250 AB BC's are .550 and .575. The E-Tip BC might actually be closer to .525.

    So far my largest cal rifle is a 300, so I dont have a dog in this yet :)

    Maybe some day if I can ever figure out a good excuse for getting a 338... but who needs excuses eh :)
     
  12. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    MR

    WANT can be almost as powerful as NEED. The 338 RUM is a good starting point for getting into long range thumping. Every animal I have shot with my 338 RUM has dropped in its tracks. The killing power is a sight to behold.

    The length of the 200 gr E-Tip is almost as long as the 225 gr AB. Having said that, Nosler is double checking the BC. My friend at Nosler will let me know as soon as it is confirmed and I will post it here for everyone.

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  13. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    JD,

    I have toyed with the Idea of a 338 and have leaaned to the Lapua over the RUM for the brass and making an Imp version. However, just recently the 330 Dakota has become interesting to me with the arrival of RL17. I'm guessing I could come real close to RUM velocities with that powder, in that cartridge with a lot less powder and better barrel life and good brass availability. By then Nosler should have 225 E-Tip with BC of .550 :)

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  14. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    .....or maybe a 300 gr AB.
    Nosler is starting to realize that the long range hunters want long bullets.
    Get on their forum and start giving them your wants and needs.

    JD338