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Thread: 338 Federal versus 358 Winchester

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    i was thinking of the jacketed pistol type bullets 140-180 bullets at 1500-2000 fps would be fun for goats etc and make a fun light load for game out to say 100 mtr's.
    Save the 225gr at say 24-2500 fps for giving mates scope eye and pigs, deer and tahr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZQLewis View Post
    i was thinking of the jacketed pistol type bullets 140-180 bullets at 1500-2000 fps would be fun for goats etc and make a fun light load for game out to say 100 mtr's.
    Save the 225gr at say 24-2500 fps for giving mates scope eye and pigs, deer and tahr.
    Zane
    Ive been playing with them, Not having much luck yet, 14g Trail boss with 140gr Hornardy FTX @1490fps, but 4" low and right at least as far.
    158gr Serria. with 15gr trail boss are the same 4" low and 4" right at 50m, 2" group, 1600fps (I think)
    Neither, feed very well out of the mag, too short, catch on front of action before feed ramp.
    going to try 180g pistol bullets next.

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    The problem with pistol bullets is they are .357" diameter not .358" if you try commercial .358" lead bullets they are still under size lead bullets need to be .001"
    or more over groove diameter to seal properly.

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    I've used my 35 Whelen for 20yrs,favourite reload is 225gr sgk,very effective on anything but tempted to try 200gr Barnes just for the hell of it!

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    how about a 235grn cast FP for a .358 with 2 loads . . . 1 at 1000fps for subsonic and the other at 2000fps
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    zero the sub at 50yrds which should give you a +100yrd zero for the super load without altering the sights, with enough grunt to 200yrd shots
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    How about this one
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    No gas check but ideal for subs
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    looks good @shooternz . . . i could look at diagrams of cast boolits all day

    personally i always like a shank for a gas check even if i dont use a gas check, it fills with lube which Col. Harrison recommended back in the day for light loads.
    i have tried flatbase cast bullets & saw no difference between the two but somehow i just like the idea . . forget i mentioned it
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    The lubes back in Col Harrisons day were not as good as modern lubes you don't need as much now,
    the modern bullet designs have much shallower and narrower grooves making the bullet stronger,
    I too like looking at bullet designs one design I want to get is a Guy Loverin .30 cal design real old school accuracy
    has to be a steel or iron mould to cast properly and it's my favourite metal for moulds

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    The lubes back in Col Harrisons day were not as good as modern lubes you don't need as much now,
    the modern bullet designs have much shallower and narrower grooves making the bullet stronger,
    I too like looking at bullet designs one design I want to get is a Guy Loverin .30 cal design real old school accuracy
    has to be a steel or iron mould to cast properly and it's my favourite metal for moulds

    i disagree that lubes or molds are better now . . theyre different
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Very interested in the 375 Raptor do you know if there is a reamer in N.Z and I'm not sure if anyone in N.Z makes a barrel with that large a hole in it.
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    no help with a reamer . . . but check out mikee .375wsm

    might be a whole lot easier & cheapeer to buy his
    you get a long action so no worries about seating the longer bullets out
    no . . . i need more power
    comes with dies n brass
    suppressor & loudner
    barrel is already run in & perfect barrel length
    o fckn around waiting on a gunsmith or bits
    its all good

    R.
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Mitch has a Douglas barrel in 358 but is tied up with commercial work for the next few months, anyone know who has a reamer to hire please.

 

 

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