338 win

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by t.fowler99, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. t.fowler99

    t.fowler99 New Member

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    I have been thing about get an 338 win. Has anyone have and what do you thing of it. I know it to much for deer but I like big guns.
     
  2. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    I have used the .338 Win Mag for over 40 years. It is an outstanding rifle here in the Rocky Mtns. They are powerful long range rifles. The .338 in a good rifle is very accurate. It is not too big for deer or anything you choose to use it for. I prefer the 250 gr. bullet handloaded.:)
     

  3. t.fowler99

    t.fowler99 New Member

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    I have friend who is guide in africa and I am think of going with him in the next year or so and he said my 7 mm mag is all I will need for I am going hunt but I am think get it for the trip. I like the around for long flat shooting. I will use it for deer at home in SC too. I like to know when I shoot that the hunt is over. You know what mean.
     
  4. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    I have shot a 338 Win Mag for 30 years, and have taken many elk, deer, antelope and coyotes with this cartridge. Never felt it was too big. I tried a few light bullets but was almost exclusively a 250 grn Nosler Partiton shooter. A very good, hunting cartridge.
     
  5. t.fowler99

    t.fowler99 New Member

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    I'm going to get one soon
     
  6. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    30-30 I can tell you know the .338 Win Mag. Only a fellow who has used one knows how useless the light bullets are.:)
     
  7. t.fowler99

    t.fowler99 New Member

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    Think I am going to get the rem 700 in 338 win mag. That will good set up because I like that gun and that round. Put a 4 ×16 × 50 with a 30mm tube.
     
  8. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    I like a good 6 power for my shooting. Get a good scope and mounts the big rifles will wipe out a cheap scope pronto. Sounds like a 700 Rem. will make a nice set up good luck.:)
     
  9. 94browninghunt

    94browninghunt New Member

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    338 winmag is a great all round rifle, Muliemaster on this forum has a 338 win mag. he shoots 4-6inch groups at 1000 yards. i have a 338 in browning xbolt, use it for everything!