338 Win for deer

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 7ultra, May 6, 2004.

  1. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Winchester Model 70 Sporter LT in 338 Win. I bought it in mind for the big stuff like moose or elk, but will most likely only get a shot a some wisconsin whitetails with it. What would be a good bullet/bullet weight to go with.
    Thanks
     
  2. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    7Ultra, I think a 200 grainer would do you pretty good. It isn't so heavy that you need a 3foot barrel to propel, but wouldn't really have to worry about meat damage as much since its still pretty heavy. Hope that answered your question.
     
  3. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    thanks nighthawk,
    what do you think about the Nosler 210 gr partition?
     
  4. Taos

    Taos Well-Known Member

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    The 210 nosler works great on deer size game, I have used it quite a bit in the 338 and 338-06. Never had one fail. Always shot them as fast as I could get them to go with any accuracy.
     
  5. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    THe Partition sounds good for your needs. Listen to what Taos said.
     
  6. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, its much appreciated
     
  7. rjb

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    I have tamed the 338 Win Mag down for Whitetails by loading 180 Nosler Ballistc tips. Using a mild charge of 4895 for 2700-2800 fps. This makes it equal to 30-06 with
    bit more frontal area. If full loads with
    heavy partitian bullets are used there won't
    be enough meat left for supper. On positive side practicing and carrying my 338 Win Mag
    rifle on Penn Whitetail hunts made shooting same very natural and contributed IMHO to success when same rifle (and hot 210 Nosler loads) met a number of Elk out West. Its a very versital cartridge, enjoy. rjb [​IMG]

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