Inputs Requested...33 Nosler build

Guster

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Need opinions...Have an old Win M70 LA that I want to use for a build. No big plans but want it on the lighter side for weight (might wasnt to take it hunting out west or Alaska) and want a toy to play with out to 1000 yards++. Thinking of a 33 Nosler, Proof carbon sendaro barrel w/brake and HS precision stock. Glass is TBD.

Also considering 300 PRC. Already have 300WM and 338WM.

Anyone have a similar gun already in 33 Nosler? Why 33 Nosler vs 300 PRC? Any other thoughts welcome as well.
 

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Why not just shoot some hammers out of your 338 wm.. The 338 wm is just a few hundred feet per second slower than the 33 Nos.. Brass for the Nosler is expensive but, 4831 sc is always available and a great powder for the 33Nos, when you shoot 250 grain pills.. I have stacked up plenty of dead animals with the 33 Nos and been very happy with it. It is a custom though, built on a defiance with a Mcmillian, Bartlein, Trigger tech.. weighs 7lbs bare rifle 9 lb with scope. For a 33 it is the most manageable kicking gun I have shot.. At the end of the day you have to just decide what you are really after.. IMHO the 300 PRC doesn't really have anything over the 300 win if you are shooting heavies already... A little N-570 in the ole 300 win with a 215 is bad medicine on elk or any other North American big game.. Good luck on the decision... Personally those 338's just make a nice loud bang on steel at 1000 .. They make a nice Walllop on game also..
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Why not just shoot some hammers out of your 338 wm.. The 338 wm is just a few hundred feet per second slower than the 33 Nos.. Brass for the Nosler is expensive but, 4831 sc is always available and a great powder for the 33Nos, when you shoot 250 grain pills.. I have stacked up plenty of dead animals with the 33 Nos and been very happy with it. It is a custom though, built on a defiance with a Mcmillian, Bartlein, Trigger tech.. weighs 7lbs bare rifle 9 lb with scope. For a 33 it is the most manageable kicking gun I have shot.. At the end of the day you have to just decide what you are really after.. IMHO the 300 PRC doesn't really have anything over the 300 win if you are shooting heavies already... A little N-570 in the ole 300 win with a 215 is bad medicine on elk or any other North American big game.. Good luck on the decision... Personally those 338's just make a nice loud bang on steel at 1000 .. They make a nice Walllop on game also..View attachment 220065
Sweet looking rifle
What contour is your fluted Bartlein?
 

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Since you are open to input, I would check out the 30 Sherman magnum. You can shoot factory PRC rounds very accurately and load the fire formed cases (like the a. i.)
I run the 245 Berger in mine right at 3000'.
I have head stamped ADG brass, reamers and dies in stock.
Best performance available in that capacity range, super accurate, and std mag bolt face.
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I think hype is the word to say about a 33 Nosler. I made one for a customer and it was not so great. I feel the 338 win mag is so close that the 33 isn,t worth it. 338 is lot,s easier too.
 

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Since you are open to input, I would check out the 30 Sherman magnum. You can shoot factory PRC rounds very accurately and load the fire formed cases (like the a. i.)
I run the 245 Berger in mine right at 3000'.
I have head stamped ADG brass, reamers and dies in stock.
Best performance available in that capacity range, super accurate, and std mag bolt face.
shermanwildcatcartridges. com
call if you want
I also have a newly designed 33 SM that is yet untested but should perform relative to the 30 SM
 

Guster

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Why not just shoot some hammers out of your 338 wm.. The 338 wm is just a few hundred feet per second slower than the 33 Nos.. Brass for the Nosler is expensive but, 4831 sc is always available and a great powder for the 33Nos, when you shoot 250 grain pills.. I have stacked up plenty of dead animals with the 33 Nos and been very happy with it. It is a custom though, built on a defiance with a Mcmillian, Bartlein, Trigger tech.. weighs 7lbs bare rifle 9 lb with scope. For a 33 it is the most manageable kicking gun I have shot.. At the end of the day you have to just decide what you are really after.. IMHO the 300 PRC doesn't really have anything over the 300 win if you are shooting heavies already... A little N-570 in the ole 300 win with a 215 is bad medicine on elk or any other North American big game.. Good luck on the decision... Personally those 338's just make a nice loud bang on steel at 1000 .. They make a nice Walllop on game also..View attachment 220065
I have a 338 WM already and shoot hammers in it but I have the older M70 (30yrs old) that was also a 338 but the barrel is done so it’s time to make it into something new. Looking at $2200 without glass to blueprint/true and build (barrel/stock/labor). Ur gun looks good!!!
 

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I have a 338 WM already and shoot hammers in it but I have the older M70 (30yrs old) that was also a 338 but the barrel is done so it’s time to make it into something new. Looking at $2200 without glass to blueprint/true and build (barrel/stock/labor). Ur gun looks good!!!
Just be aware I am quite sure in the model 70 you will need to do some magazine work. I have a factory model 70 in the 300 rum and it is far different from the standard magnum.
 

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Well, if you want a 33 Nos get after it.. I have a lot of fun with mine.. My 8 year old loves shooting it.. I would just make sure you get some free bore and a magazine long enough to hold and cycle them properly.. Sami chamber doesn't really do the 33 justice.. I like the 250 Elite hunters and they have shot the best for me in my gun.. Accubonds shot so so,, but the Berger's really shine.. Everyone will tell you something different about guns so just do what you like.. You are the one who has to shoot it and enjoy it... I wish I could tell you what you would need to do with that Winchester.. Maybe give Dallas Lane a call and he could give you some ideas.. Lane precision.. He has never let me down.. and he is a great Gun smith.. I am sure there are plenty of Smith's on here who can send you in the right direction... Just do what makes you happy and don't buy into the crap everyone tries to sell you... I have no motive to sell you on a 33 Nos.. It's just one of many guns I own that I really love... It is a absolute hammer and I have confidence in it.. Sooo, a new barrel and some modification and you can decide what bullet you want to start banging out there.. Happy shooting.
 

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Need opinions...Have an old Win M70 LA that I want to use for a build. No big plans but want it on the lighter side for weight (might wasnt to take it hunting out west or Alaska) and want a toy to play with out to 1000 yards++. Thinking of a 33 Nosler, Proof carbon sendaro barrel w/brake and HS precision stock. Glass is TBD.

Also considering 300 PRC. Already have 300WM and 338WM.

Anyone have a similar gun already in 33 Nosler? Why 33 Nosler vs 300 PRC? Any other thoughts welcome as well.
You might take a look at the 330 Dakota, great round that has been around for several years and very manageable to shoot. I have one built on a Win Classic. Magazine is a little short for seating the bullets out very far but I am using Barnes triple shock bullets and it seems they like a little jump to the bore.
 
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If your still open to something other than the 33 Nosler , I would recomend the 338 Rum or the 338 Edge . I built both in Carbon barrels and they are amazing on Elk at ..well my last years Bull was at 1244 yards with the 300 gr berger .
Here is the two builds , both all in at 10.6 pounds .
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I could have shaved some weight with a few changes . But used what I had for parts.

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