@bruce mouldshaving owned a 338 and a 375, i see little use for a 338.
real world loads revealed that the 375 shot as flat, and just has more versatility.
recent use of 9.3x64 puts that ahead of the 338 as well.
with your love for the 300 wby, i am surprised you don't also have a 340.
i wonder why roy didn't bring out a 350 wby.
bob would have promoted it for him.
bob, rather than compare weights, it might be fairer to compare sectional densities.
@bruce mouldsif roy has no 35 cal, maybe bob could look at a 358 stw for when he really want to get down and boogey.
his enfield actions are big enough to take it.
Or a .338 Lapua? For the size of a camel at distance, it might be a great choice? If you could get brass, dies, etc. Probably not?bob,
the sta would fit in very well with camels in open sandhill country.
flat trajectory and power at the receiving end would be available.
@Whacker.Maybe I could make a set of dies and we could neck down a 460 Weatherby cartridge to a 35 just for Bob. Could be the “.35 Whacker” . I was going to suggest the 375 cartridge necked down but I believe that is what the 350 G&H is. All kidding aside Bob...you did turn me on to that cartridge...I am thinking the Whelen is gonna be the cartridge I get for my lightweight all weather mountain rifle soon whenever we start seeing ammo and reloading stuff available again.
@gbflyerI own a 700LH in .338 win mag. It has accounted for Sitka blacktail, moose, elk, and brown bear. If I could only keep one, that would be it.
I have a .338 Federal project underway, awaiting the reamer from Dave Manson. The local hardware ended up with several boxes of ammo for it, accidentally. Got a great deal on them. I have additional brass, bullets, dies, and barrel. May put it on a Tikka or one of my Borden’s.
I believe you can still get the 338 in the new model 70 from winchester. That is a cry rifle also.I love my Browning A Bolt .338WM. Have shot all my elk with it using 225gr Super Premium Core Lokt bullets! But since I’ve entered the CRF action world, I wish CZ made a 550 model in that caliber?
Ok, I give, what comprises the .358 Mitchell Express? Is this some of your handiwork Bob?
@CoElkHunterOk, I give, what comprises the .358 Mitchell Express? Is this some of your handiwork Bob?
I wish we could still get them here in Aus.I believe you can still get the 338 in the new model 70 from winchester. That is a cry rifle also.
Going to a 22in barrel is probably alright but it would be on par with a 338-06.Does anyone on the forum use a 338 Winchester with a 22” barrel ?
I am pondering having one of mine cut to 22” for moose and bear should I bump into one. I have almost decided that I am. The area that it would be hunted with is limited to a 225 yard shot, and usually much closer.
For the past several years, I have been using 20” barrels on 375 and 416 Rugers. So, I don’t foresee trajectory/ballistic issues. I do see a bit easier handling in the tangles and confined spaces.