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Recoil from 338 wim mag
« on: May 05, 2012, 05:00:38 PM »
I shot my new RugerSporter 338 win mag and I can say it is totally bearable. I have read that it is punishing, while it is more than a 270 it is not much more than a light weight 30-06. Do yourself a favor and give it a try,I was shooting 225 gr bullets and they should kill anything in North America.This cartridge has the power to reach out and achieve one shot kills cleanly past 350 yards,What more could you ask for.
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 08:35:31 PM »
Well said,I guess my point was don't believe everything you read. Maybe I should not give too much credit to what I read.Or at least take it with a grain of salt.
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 11:24:12 PM »
I notice quite a difference from my old model 70 7mm rem mag to the tikka 7mm I bought last year. Lighter rifles tend to be a bit harder on the shoulder. I agree if you can't handle something you shouldn't be hunting with it. My brother in law got scope rashed by a .338 ultra mag and he's a mess with it now terrible flinching. I told him he should be using something smaller but he's stubborn and doesn't want to feel like less of a man which is stupid, if he's not effective with it change it up.

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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 09:25:58 AM »
Thanks for the feedback,I enjoyed all of your comments. PS the only interesting people are hunters.
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 07:21:34 PM »
yep i used to own a .338-378 which is an absolute monster cartridge but with the break on it  it would kick less than my 7mm does

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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 05:44:03 PM »
Did you use reloads and if you did, what kind of powder?
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 05:59:36 PM »
yes i loaded my own... i used a few powders... i used 4831 , n165 , and i used h1000.... the best powder i found was the viht n165

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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 10:49:42 AM »
I have decided to try and work up to 78 gr of RL19 for 225gr in 338 win mag,anyone had any loads around this charge?
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 11:34:56 AM »
What will your over all leangh be and what is your barrel leangh?  Exactly what bullet as well.
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 11:44:35 AM »
Don't know the length but the bullets are Hornady SST 225 gr.
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 11:46:08 AM »
Barrel length is 24 inches.
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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 11:53:13 AM »
I will need that leangh it will likely be what ever you are able to get away with in terms of mag length.  Do you load to book specs for OAL?

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Re: Recoil from 338 wim mag
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 06:52:40 PM »
OAL will prob be dictated by magazine,I kow the distance to the lands is important.But if they dont fit in your magazine your repeater is now a single shot.
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