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Just saw it was announced on Facebook. Looks interesting but I found it laughable they're marketing it to be better than the 338LM.

They also announced the coming of a 265gr 338 LRAB.
 

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Talk about over the top marketing BS, makes it hard to think anything is grounded in reality or is it just marketing, a 265 gr 338 bullet is a lame duck also!!
 

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I called them out on it too. Said it makes sense to compare it to a neutered 338LM load. Had the 338LM doing 3k with a 225gr accubond and the 33 nosler doing 3025 with the same bullet. Told them it was laughable that they think it's out doing the 338LM. Of course they came back with saying more efficient less powder crap. It's a glorified 338 RUM.

http://www.33nosler.com/ballistics/

I think the 265 will be welcomed by the small capacity 338's.
 
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With lack of brass gir .338rum makes wonder if not the reason it is being marketed. Probably over thinking that on my behalf but wouldn't surprise me
 

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Sadly a whole lot of people will buy into it as well.

The 265gr might be interesting in the .338wm.

Trust me a lot are buying into on their FB page. I'm not knocking it it will be a solid 338 but it's not besting the 338LM ballistics wise.

We already figured out the 30 nosler fits between the win mag and the RUM. I'm sure we'll also find it to be nearly identical to the 338 RUM.
 

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Bigger is not always better.

In my opinion it was not wise for Nosler to compare a 338LM to a 33 Nosler with a 225grain.

Though 225Grain is a bullet weight that my 338/26-Nosler shines at. That 3025fps for the 33 Nosler seems pretty legitamate, I can go faster than that. Compared to the 338 LM from Hodgdons reloading at 3046fps with a compressed load of Retumbo under a 225.

Here is how I see the "performance", if I missed your favorite 338 or you disagree with my order, remember, this is just my experience in life, your life is different:

338-378 Wby
338 Edge +p tied with 338LM improved
338 Edge
338 Lapua tied with 338 Norma
338 RUM
338/26-Nosler
33 Nosler
338 WinMag
338 Federal

I don't always need a 338-378 but when I do, BOOM. It's on it's way.
I don't always want to carry 16lbs 338 Edge but when I do, for prone or bench I love it.
I love the hunting aspects of my 338/26-Nosler. If I were to do it again, would I have a 33 Nosler. Meh. I got mine. I bet it will fit lots of folks needs better than the 338 RUM or 338WM.
338 WinMag, I rechambered my 338 WM to 338/26-Nosler. As a 338 WM, the rifle didn't excite me because of being limited to 225 grain as a 338/26-Nosler. :D

Anything I didn't comment on, I don't have. I have been behind the scope of a 338 LM. Meh.
 

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Just cut a few 236g 338's to test tomorrow for a 338-06. Won't be quite as good as a 33 Nosler. Should be a great 300y elk medicine.

Steve
 

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Holy Crapparoony...I guess western elk/moose/bear are wearing bullet proof chest protectors covered with Kevlar body armor !!! Man, those are some powerful powerful cartridges listed there, wow can't imagine anything taking a chest cavity hit and surviving for a few seconds. I also can't imagine shooting any of them off the bench for more than 3 shots, you gotta be a man's man to handle the recoil ....God bless you all for sharing...love to see some video off bench action/game being hit with the behemoth cartridges !
 

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It reminds me of the 30TC, and how it was going to match the 30-06.
One thing is for sure.... Capacity always wins. Efficiency sufferes, but most don't build hot rod cars or rifles based on fuel mileage...
 

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I agree we'll see the difference gap open up between the Lapua and nosler when paired with >265 gr weight bullets with the Lapua beating it out. There's no free lunch with internal ballistics, to beat the displacement of larger capacity chambering it will have to run at a higher pressure.
 

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I agree we'll see the difference gap open up between the Lapua and nosler when paired with >265 gr weight bullets with the Lapua beating it out. There's no free lunch with internal ballistics, to beat the displacement of larger capacity chambering it will have to run at a higher pressure.
There is not substitute for cubic inches. It's always been true. It's true for cartridges, to a point. That point is in what you feed it, how much and the length of the track or barrel. If you feed an engine so much fuel that it hydrolocks, you blew it:D. If you can't feed your cartridge the proper fuel/powder same thing.

My actual shooting with loads that are pretty hot.

The 338/26-Nosler up to 250grain bullets has an efficiency edge. Not a speed edge. After that all the higher cubic inch cartridges win.

NO MATER WHAT, the 338 LM will push the same projectile faster at the same pressure from the same length barrel. Physics is physics.

That said. I really love my 338/26-Nosler. The 33-Nosler gives up some capacity but will have all the factory and reloading supplies readily available.
 
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