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338 wni mag for white tail
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

458 Lott in a CZ 550 on the left is a 750 grain beast and the right is the tried and true Lyman 462560

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

You gotta straighten those gas checks out if you want to go squirrel huntin' with them. You're right about an elephant load... What's the alloy?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

uuhh ya weren't sposed to see them crooked GC's

those are strait WW's

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

Okay gang...update regarding a 338 win mag for deer. I did change the stock out for unknown ( only my gun smith knows @ the moment ) what brand of rubber type stock he fitted my works into but gotta tell you, I tried it out with 185gr Hornadys GMX...result is now in my opinion it has the recoil falling between a 243 and a 6.5x55.....super sweet for a past bruising 338. Can shoot it all day long recoil wise but still need ear protection from the report. So there it is...a 338 win mag that stops deer right now. Now to dial in the sweet spot but already off to a good start.

Happy New Year everyone!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:48 am    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

good stuff. now where are the photos???

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

Haven't seen how yet to post pics here not to mention pics of what...the rifle? and can you zoom for detail?

Okay, I think I discovered how to do this. Its a file for the homeowners ins. policy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

Elvis, The above pic is as follows with a brief history starting from the left :
Ruger 10/22 1969 xMas gift to myself/18 rnds fired since new / immaculate.
Winchester 94 - 3030 / bought new 16 years ago/8 rnds fired total since new.
Ruger m77 MKll 243 / bought new 15 years ago / 2 rnds fired to see recoil.
Ruger m77 Hawkeye / 270 / 3 years old / unfired at this time.
Mauser 98 modern custom build 6.5x55 / 3 years old / approx. 100 rnds fired / have harvested many deer and black bear.
Mauser 98 modern custom build 7x57 / 2 years old / 1 rnd fired to test.
Ruger m77 mkll / 338 win mag / customizing & in progress.
Carl Gustaf 1899 - 6.5x55 / excellent cond / dismantelled for total clean & thorough exam / expect to hunt again soon.
German pellet rifle / one cock at 1630 ips.
That's half of the round-up here...just enough to keep the freezer full and great meals throughout the year.

Chow!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:27 am    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

Here is a link to post pictures from your album.

Post Pictures From Album

Here is a link for Winows XP users to resize the file.

go.microsoft.com/fwlin...kId=211477

On a current thread, click the "post reply" button at the bottom of the thread and you will be given the option to post your picture after you upload it with the attached files option.

JohnX here is your picture after resizing. Notice the differnce in file size.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

So your able to create a album of sorts to take an attachment from when needed? I'm not forum savvy when it comes to albums & pics. The size you made mine was what I would have preferred the size to be however I didn't see a sizing option here and adobe is in the computer that's not compatible with this one. Thanks Omini for the link and info.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

I love Mausers, nice collection ya got there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

Thanks Suz and Happy New Year! Hope this one is better than the last.

This collection is what's left from some 27 rifles I bought over a span of 40 years. When I realized I really only prefer deer, elk and javalina, I saw how crazy it was to tie up all those $ in "more stuff". It was starting to look like a museum.

I am fairly new to 98's but have noticed in a mysterious way, those mausers including the gustaf seem to stand above the rest of what's left of the commercial stuff here. The rugers look pretty in the field while the mausers are at work in a serious way and feel. The modern 6.5 was built by a 30 year smith for himself who is a advid hunter. He's the kind that his family doesn't see from season opening till it's all over when he returns home with a truckload of meat. He dialed that 6.5 in to put 5 shots through the same hole @ 100 yds. I was so impressed with it after seeing for myself, I had him blueprint the 7x57 up to the point where I could finish it. In the end, I believe the 6.5, 7x57 and 338 tuned down will be the only ones I'd care to work with.

I read your working on a rolling block. Did you finish it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

there are a couple in there you hardly shoot that would get grabbed forst up by this Kiwi. nice collection.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

What did you have in mind Elvis? I'm open for suggestions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:56 am    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

Im a .270 man...before that I had a 94 30/30
both are plurry great rifles. the 30/30 has few equals for fast shooting in tight brush situations and the .270 made its reputation back in the days before range finders were common as a person using one with good fast 130grain loads was pretty much certain of a telling hit on a deer sized animal out to 400yards. when hit..they stayed hit.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: 338 wni mag for white tail Reply with quote

lever guns are way cool , fast and natural pointers

Jack O'Connor , one of the heroes of my youth , single handedly , put the .270 on the map as a great shooter

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