tell me about 30-338

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Guest, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    what is the range of this cartrige? Who makes dies? Is an additional die needed to neck .338 brass to .30? thanks
    wayne
     
  2. 4mesh063

    4mesh063 Well-Known Member

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    Range is about a mile or so.

    Redding makes dies, class C I beleive. Look in the Sinclair catalog.

    No, you don't need another die. Any time you neck down 1 caliber, you can simply jam a case in the die and resize it.
     

  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    .338 to .30 would be 2 calibers down? .323( 8mm) Maybe I'm wrong on that.On range, I was talking in yards. Ie 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000.
    thanks
    wayne
     
  4. 4mesh063

    4mesh063 Well-Known Member

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    Use Imperial Wax, and be careful to straighten all the necks with a 338 expander ball first, and they should form just fine. My 308-264 needed 2 steps but just barely. I do 416's, 560 in the body down to 340 in 4 very easy steps.

    There's about 1760 yards in a mile. If you build one that won't shoot that far, I'd throw it away and start over!

    Seriously, if you do a 32 or 34" barrel it'll have no problem with that range. At least not as much problem as you're gonna have with the cost of practice to get good enough with it.
     
  5. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    4mesh,

    are you shootin a 30/416 Rigby or a 338/416?
     
  6. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    I use a heavy BR model for long range hoggin and 1000 yd IBS. My favorite load is a 175 Berger VLD with 72.5 of VV160. Gives me 3300 fps out of a 30 inch.

    Don't go there all at one time.

    I have the Redding Die set and load bullets by hand dies.
     
  7. BountyHunter

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    Randy

    if your 30-338 is under 17 bring it to shoot light gun sunday or just shoot it in heavy gun.

    BH