There is not a lot of difference in velocity between all the big 338's. I have chronographed most all the popular ones quite a bit. Other criteria generally is how a guy chooses one over the other. Think about it logically. There is about 250 fps difference between the 340 wby on the low end and the 338-378 wby on the high end. All the others fall between these except the full length improved 338-416 rigby case. With about 20 grains more powder the 338-378 wby is on average about 150 fps faster than the 338-300 ultramag or edge. Now, with that 100 fps difference remaining is the 338 ultramag closer to the 338-300, or edge, or closer to the 340 wby? Now consider that individual rifles or barrels can be 100 fps faster or slower than another in the same chambering. When considering that it is easy to see just how close all of these really are. There are no majic bullets. Any big 338 will take game beyond the range most guys can make the shot. My 340 wby has taken elk at over 1000 yards which could easily challenge most hunters. Both the 338 ultramag and the 338-300 ultramag are extremely accurate chamberings and either will do the same thing as the other and duplicate the exact same shots. So take your pick.
I would like a recon but they run around 1k seen one on ebay for 750.00 and the guy wouldnt budge. Anything else that wouyld work good? How about a i phone? Thats all i want it for is the software.Hi Mike,
I am using a Recon loaded with NF software. This has worked well for me. I have limited LR abilities. Good Shooting
I spoke witrh a guy name Tim there today and i was so impressed. Weight is my issue i want to be able to carry this gun around but still have a stiff gun. I know its an double edge sword. Anyway i was told dont even look at the tapers listed they was going to make a taer for me. Thats imressing in todays world, i go the extra mile for my customers and really like whwn it comes back home.If your Broughton barrel is anything like mine, you will be very happy.