30-338 weatherby mag

ready freddie

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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.
 

sable tireur

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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.
 

dgarrett

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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
 

Dosh

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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
 

4xforfun

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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.
 

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