My 338 Sherman Shortmag

tdot

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Just bought a defiance AnTi in short action but I have other project I’d like to build as well. I have a long action too. Or I could just order up a Max chambered barrel , screw off my 7Max barrel and put the 338 on. Pretty easy switch. Point being I want to make a light, short rifle for my planned Alaska trip in ‘24. Thinking that mono bullet is the way to go but I cringe when I consider the BC.

What distances are you expecting to take animals at? I personally build my 338ss for 700yards max and I know that sub 500 yards is more likely 95% of the time, for where I'm packing this rifle. So I'll take the higher velocity of the lighter mono's, vs the high BC, but slower velocity of the longer mono's. As I recall the 250 Berger was 2650ish, which is a 200-350fps decrease over the lighter Hammer's. If I was building a rifle for 500+ yard hunting on a regular basis, I'd choose a larger cartridge
 

tdot

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Take a look at the SBD2 250gr bullet from Badlads Precision. Think it might interest you. I run the 240 Bulldozer in my 338SS with a long throat.

What sort of velocity have you seen from the 240 Bulldozer?
 

codyadams

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Just bought a defiance AnTi in short action but I have other project I’d like to build as well. I have a long action too. Or I could just order up a Max chambered barrel , screw off my 7Max barrel and put the 338 on. Pretty easy switch. Point being I want to make a light, short rifle for my planned Alaska trip in ‘24. Thinking that mono bullet is the way to go but I cringe when I consider the BC.
As stated, check out the 250 SBDII. Has a .410 G7. No cringe necessary
 

KMG

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With an 18”-20”?
she looks pretty sleek. How is the terminal performance at 500 yds?
@tdot, 700 yds Max would satisfy men the hammer has the BC of a Volkswagen. Wind is not my friend. 2xx frightens me
I'm running a 25" 9.3tw Rock Creek @2906' w/4500'lbs muzzel; @500yds 2280' w/2700'lbs; good to 950yds 1800' w/1700'lbs. Sorry to say I've not had the opportunity to bloody this set up but my Wyoming elk tag & hopefully that will change this fall.
 

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My barrel came in last week, barrel swap complete I went to the range twice this weekend.


ELDX 230g hit 2845 using 60g of Varget, COAL 2.75. Heavy bolt
Nosler 180g AB hit 2682 using 54g of AA2520, COAL 2.70

I liked how 2520 performed when using the Nosler 180 AB.
so today I loaded 230 ELDX, AA2520 COAL 2.72
57.5g and I had heavy bolt lift. 2680 per MagnetoSpeed

ZA Origin SA, PVA turned the Light Palma barrel
 
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