Availability of 300gr ammo for the .338 win mag

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Machiel, May 7, 2004.

  1. Machiel

    Machiel New Member

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    Hi guys

    My name is Machiel Jacobsz from South Africa. I'm not that involved on long range varmint hunting, I use my 338 for a wide range of hunting activities.

    Last hunting season I shot an eland (moose size +) at about 280 meters(306 yards)using a 275 gr speer rn,and achieved full penetration lengthwise, (2meters). I also used the same load for 350 + meter shots on springbuck.

    Speer no longer manufacture the 275 gr bullets and I want to start using 300 gr bullets but can only find 2 types. Woodleigh and Sierra, neither of which I have much trust in.

    does anybody know of any other manufacturers out there that produce this gr bullet [​IMG]
     
  2. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    The Sierra 300 grain is the most perfect bullet Sierra has made. How it performs on large game is out of my limited arena.
     
  3. Gowge

    Gowge Active Member

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    Lapua offer a wide variety of .338" bullets for long range hunting and Military Snipers - perhaps they produce something close to the 300gr which you favor.

    SIERRA, HORNADY XTP & SPEER supply 300gr bullets, and Sierra's 300gr was originally a 320gr version, if that much bullet interests you. I'll bet some suppliers over here still have the 320s in stock.

    GOOD LUCK! [​IMG]