Is the .338 RUM Dead?

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by Saul, May 6, 2019.

  1. colorado

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    A 375 H&H (a truly lovely and classic round) is to a 375 Weatherby much like a 30-06 is to a 300 Win Mag.

    Both the 375 H&H and 30-06 are classic cartridges who will continue to prove themselves through the test of time. That being said both the 375 Weatherby and 300 Win Mag, shoot a little flatter and hit a little harder without too much more recoil.

    Best regards,

    Chuck
     
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    The 375 Wby is the most factory of the several "Improved" 375 H&Hs. It is quite similar to the 375/8mm Rem Mag and the various 375 Ackley/Mashburn/etc. They are basically a 375H&H fired in an opened chamber, much like firing a 300 H&H in a 300 Wby chamber.
     

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    I liked the 338 RUM the best of the big 33's. It got rid of the pesky belt, holds more powder than the time tested 340 WBY ( about 9%) had a sharp shoulder for accurate head spacing, wasn't prone to oil denting like the 340 and 375 WBY. It produced almost as much vel as the big Laz Titan and the Lapua, and didn't need half a pound of Retumbo like the 378 based monster, or expensive brass of the 330 Dakota. But the best product sometimes gets out marketed.............FWB
     
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    Agreed. Not worth re-tooling from .340 Wby to .338 RUM, not to mention that my .340 Wby is an old trusted friend, but objectively the .338 RUM is technically a more modern / better round (y)
     
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