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Thread: .338? .358?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Hi, if you are based in the uk, I am sure you are aware of the minimum legal speed/ weight/ energy requirements regarding the type of deer your going to take and wether it is in England or Scotland . You have done your home work?
    Don't need it for deer! Have a 7x57 BSA for that work
    jakewire don't want a 308...something more exotic, when I retire I'll buy a 308

    Bundook thanks for that! I'll pick one up from the states when I'm there in September

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    Be easy to ream the old one out a bit but always nice to have a spare when you start down that track.

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    Get the .358 win. I'll get one day.

    .338 Fed is cool, but the big cal gives you more difference over the .308.

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    if you want to have something a lot different based on the 08 case i would look for something like this . . . 45 RAPTOR

    i would prefer .458 bullets but i could live with .451
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    .454" cast bullets are available up to 350 grains should flatten any wee beastie in NZ, I have sized .459" cast down to .452" for a couple of dudes with 460 S&W and 450 Bushmaster
    they seem to work ok had no angry phone calls, so it would be possible to got to 500 grains if the throat is long enough to handle them

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    I'm waiting to see if 358 Yeti makes it. It is to 308Win what 300BLK is to 223Rem. 358 in an AR15. http://www.maddogweapons.com/358-yeti.html

    223 vs 358Yeti vs 300BLK

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    Id go 338 fed personally

    I gathered that the BLRs were notoriously difficult to re barrel?

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    Not to worried about that Bill999 as my gun smith did his apprenticeship with Purdy you don't go through 10 years with them without learning a trick our two well I hope

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    Older steel ones like the above (pre 81) no different than a normal rifle. Taking apart the gears and levers bit of a pain but once you have done it one time next time is straight forward.

    Newer alloy models bolt locks in the barrel different story all together have to buy new barrel from Browning so might as well buy a new rifle.

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    Bundook year mine is a 73 made in Belgium
    I'll be hand loading so don't need to worry about the UK legal requirements friwi as I can step around these with bullet choice etc and pic my loads if I so wanted to take deer in the uk.
    I'm liking the look of the 225 partitions in .358.
    Can't find much research on the .338 in use at close range work on mid size to biggish animals.
    Anyone

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    Had a mate with a winchester 88 in 358,nice rifle but had to seat projectiles deep to fit mag which kinda ruled out the heavier slugs,338 is nice too and can buy hot factory ammo from 185gr up.I've used a 35 Whelen for 22yrs and they take some beating with 225gr SGK's.Think if I was going 358 I would look at 200gr Barnes.

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    Ok Desert rd I'll look into them. Even though I like lead

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    I know a gent with a 358 kimber, it kicks ass. Being a rebarrel he got it built with a long throat so he can seat those big 200 grain .35 cal bricks way out. Runs a 20 inch barrel and get pretty respectable speeds with RL17 from memory

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    Just ordered a new ruger 77 in .358 win,
    Gun show on this week in Fort Mac, ( Back in Canada for work).
    My birthday pressure to myself,
    Picking it up Tommorow, when the gun show starts.
    Spring bear hunting has open up, might go try and whack one.

 

 

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