338 WSM or 375 WSM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dave King, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know about thses or have a small desire to create one?

    I'm toying with the idea of a 375 WSM (short enough for a Short Action rifle).
     
  2. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    I have the desire to create a 338 WSM, but not the funds [​IMG]

    Wouldnt mind a 338-08 for shooting 210 B-tips too [​IMG]

    JB
     
  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Brent & Chris

    Brent, are you talking a 416 WSM??

    Chris. Whats the COL for the rounds on the reamer your smith has? Will they fit in a Rem 700 SA??
     
  4. Guest

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    Dave-- I'll be talking to him this week and I'll ask. I'm pretty sure the reamer is set up for the Win or MRC action length.
     
  5. Brent

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    Yes Sir, a 416 WSM. Long range, well, hmmmm... not quite my idea for it but it should do well in a SA.
     
  6. Brent

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    Dave,
    I have some data on Dad's 338 WSM, the 416 is the way I'd go, use it with 300-325gr bullets.
     
  7. Guest

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    Dave--
    I have a MRC SS SA in the safe waiting to become a .375 WSM. I have the reamer lined up and am waiting to see how the McMillans for the MRC turn out. My smith has a brand new reamer in .375 WSM and is itching to use it. He has my lightweight .338/06 right now and I want him to finish it before I start on another one. Email me and I'll give you more details...

    [ 03-31-2004: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]
     
  8. Chris_in_Tx

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    I have a friend back in FL. that built a 338WSM but he hasnt shot it much yet, still setting it up. He also built a 458 RUM (talk about a romper stomper) over 100ft/lbs
    of recoil with a 600 gr. Barnes "O" Bullet @
    2300 Fps out of a 10 lb. rifle (Yes its scoped too). LOTS OF FUN!! But not exactly long range though. It will however throw a 350gr speer hotcore out at over 3000fps.
    Chris
     
  9. CanadianLefty

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    Any data on a .375 wsm? FPS or FPE?

    Would it have the punch for cape buffalo?

    I met someone in RSA who is having one built and said he would use it on buff. I have my doubts but no facts [​IMG]
     
  10. John Hall

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    Who is gunsmith with 375WSM reamer, please. I hunt deer around Icy Strait area of AK......lots of bears learn about gunshot dinner bell and I hate approaching 30mph snow cloud with brown nose sticking out front of it. Old guy with implant shoulder, bad ears who falls down a lot and dislikes noisy, snow packed brakes. 7mm and 30 fan but need longer recoil push of 375. 9.3X62 just not kinky enough.
     
  11. Brent

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