30-338 weatherby mag

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ready freddie, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. ready freddie

    ready freddie Member

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    I just purchased a used 30-338 weatherby mag with a muzzle brake for elk hunting....now my questions are:
    1.What weight bullet is recommended
    2. What powder is recommended
    3. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

    By the way, the rifle will be used by a handicapped man, long walks are not impossible, just difficult. Therefore the 30-338 mag for long shots to put the elk down as quick as possible.
     
  2. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    ready freddie,

    Do you mean the .30-378 Weatherby? If yes then...

    I use the Berger 210 gr. VLD Hunting bullet for almost everything. Great performance and it works well with 3 powders I've tested.

    Re-50
    US-869
    VV 24N41

    Remember that proper placement and proper bullet selection will '...put the elk down as quick as possible.' There is no substitute for practice.

    Regards.
     
  3. dgarrett

    dgarrett Well-Known Member

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    30-378 Weatherby Accumark..... load is 98 grains of H1000, 215m primer, 215 Berger loaded at 3.810.. In my Rifle this is a fairly mild load and is easy on brass also shoots 1/2 moa... 3008fps.. Dave
     
  4. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    30/338 or 30/378, try the 215 Berger. Brass may be scarce for the 30/338 and dies are a little pricey. Like dgarrett posted, H1000 is a good one to start with. Good luck
     
  5. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    The only 30-338 I have ever heard of is the 338 win mag necked down to 30 cal. Would be the same as necking up a 7mm rem mag.

    I'me sure he meant the 30-378 WBY.