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Old 12-10-2011, 04:13 AM   #11
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I'm not sure what I would use it for. I have 20+ guns now and I really only shoot a few of them and the bulk of that is done at the range. I'm just ready for something with a little more of a jolt that will hold a solid pattern and start stepping my shots out to 500+ yards. Maybe a bit beyond that.
Well get a 338 put a kick ease pad on it, a Jp quiet nreak an wala u have a bad boy with min recoil an smacks home hard at 500 ++++
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Well get a 338 put a kick ease pad on it, a Jp quiet nreak an wala u have a bad boy with min recoil an smacks home hard at 500 ++++
A Jp quiet break is what I meant
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I'm not sure what I would use it for. I have 20+ guns now and I really only shoot a few of them and the bulk of that is done at the range. I'm just ready for something with a little more of a jolt that will hold a solid pattern and start stepping my shots out to 500+ yards. Maybe a bit beyond that.
I hate to break this to you, but a 338 is not especially flat shooting. A 210 grain Nosler partition from a 338 has a virtually identical trajectory as a 180 grain NP from a 30-06. Not shabby, but not clothesline flat either.
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I hate to break this to you, but a 338 is not especially flat shooting. A 210 grain Nosler partition from a 338 has a virtually identical trajectory as a 180 grain NP from a 30-06. Not shabby, but not clothesline flat either.
Ok sure but with with a lot more energy, I shoot my 338 alot an to say its not flat shootin well ok, think what u will but the berger vld handloads say otherwise
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Don't know of any bolt action or if any single shot Ruger's are available in this caliber, but have you thought about a 45-70 or 45-90. Tried and true in the Lever Action or Sharps type rifles, and you can go crazy on what's available in the reload charts from very mild to wild enough to go to 1000+ yards with this round. And if you want your shoulder to hurt, just try one of those 500 grain bullets. I don't have any guns in this caliber, but I listen to a lot of talk over on the Marlin Forum about this caliber. It's been around for over 100yrs. Always thought of getting a Marlin, I've had my eye on, in this caliber at one of the local gun shops on their used shelf.
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Don't know of any bolt action or if any single shot Ruger's are available in this caliber, but have you thought about a 45-70 or 45-90. Tried and true in the Lever Action or Sharps type rifles, and you can go crazy on what's available in the reload charts from very mild to wild enough to go to 1000+ yards with this round. And if you want your shoulder to hurt, just try one of those 500 grain bullets. I don't have any guns in this caliber, but I listen to a lot of talk over on the Marlin Forum about this caliber. It's been around for over 100yrs. Always thought of getting a Marlin, I've had my eye on, in this caliber at one of the local gun shops on their used shelf.
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Ruger does have rifles in 338
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Not a Ruger in 338 Muliemaster. A Ruger #1 single shot or any other bolt action in 45-70 or 45-90.
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Ok sure but with with a lot more energy, I shoot my 338 alot an to say its not flat shootin well ok, think what u will but the berger vld handloads say otherwise
Please don't misunderstand. I agree completely that a 338 will hit harder when it gets there than a 30-06 and that it shoots plenty flat enough for any reasonable hunting. But it's not a super flat shooting laser, no matter what bullet you use in it.
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Not a Ruger in 338 Muliemaster. A Ruger #1 single shot or any other bolt action in 45-70 or 45-90.
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Oh didnt read right sorry pal, I have a newer sharps, montana boys make a awesome rifle, now its not a 100 yr old sharps but its a true sharps in 45/90 an its a hoot to shoot but damn its heavy
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Yea I know what high dollar ammo is I have a double in .500 NE that was my grandpas, I have a ruger number 1 in 458 win so yea I know
That's artillary!
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