A while back a friend came over with his 338 win. savage hog hunter. We were shooting a 3/8 mild steel plate set at a slight angle to deflect the bullets down at 500 yards. He was shooting 225 g sp I was shooting my 280 ackley with 162 A max. the dents where I hit were twice a deep as his 338. I would not have believed it. It would leave me to believe that the 338 is running out of steam at that range. He said he is going back to his 7 mag.