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My new 338 Fed Pro Hunter

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s4s4u
Shootist

Registered: January 2004
Location: Northern MN
Posts: 9,600
Wed April 18, 2012 10:43

Nice Duane. I like the 338, just have to decide on the plaform.

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Whitworth
Shootist

Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,216
Wed April 18, 2012 15:54

Very nice, Duane!!

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ahandgunhunter
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Registered: July 2008
Location: rogers, arkansas
Posts: 469
Wed April 18, 2012 15:54 Rating: 10.00 

i was thinking about getting the 338 federal. how do you like it? recoil?
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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
Posts: 7,327
Thu April 19, 2012 02:31

The 338 Fed is has turned out to be shooter. After two Saturday range sessions, I am getting wonderful accuracy with handloads using Nosler’s 180gr Accubond moving at almost 2500 fps. Recoil is manageable, I would say comparable to shooting my 308 loaded up with a heavy projectile with a max powder charge.


I have to say the down side is just the cost of the Noslers. LOL I went through 45 bullets finding a load the barrel liked and I was being conservative. My next project with this barrel will be to find a cast load it likes. I have a 200gr Ranch Dog, a bullet designed for hunting with a 73% profile flat point, and a Lee 220gr RN. I REALLY want to find a nice hog to test a cast bullet out with this one… … …


Its not a 338-06, but it is very respectful and has a lot less recoil.

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jsjmag
enthusiast

Registered: October 2009
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 237
Thu April 19, 2012 12:06 Rating: 10.00 

Unique set up!!
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MIHunter
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Registered: March 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,825
Thu April 19, 2012 12:31 Rating: 10.00 

Looks good!
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ahandgunhunter
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Registered: July 2008
Location: rogers, arkansas
Posts: 469
Sun April 22, 2012 08:08

thanks for the info.
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