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I going to take one of my 30-06's to the gunsmith and have him put a 338-06 barrel on it.
From what I can determine from the data I've looked at. It will send a heavier bullet, down range, at the same trajectory as the 30-06 with quite a bit more ft/lbs of energy and bullets with a higher SD.
The only draw back I see is the availability of unprimed brass. I've found some Weatherby and some A-Square but at a very expensive cost.
They do sell an expander ball that can be placed in the 338-06 sizing die that will size a 30-06 case to the proper dimensions in one motion but, the brass still says 30-06 after sizing.
Is there any one that shoots and loads for the 338-06 that has been able to find reasonably priced brass with the 338-06 A-Square head stamp?

I have also noticed that the data I've been looking at. Shows the 338-06 trailing by only 200 fps in velocity behind the 338 win mag, with the same bullet. That a lot of thump. How true has any other shooters, of this fine round, found this to be?

This should be one very good elk round, or any other game in North America, out to 250 plus yds. Very impressive. I think the only thing that will keep it from getting popular is the fact that the 338 win mag is already popular with so many hunters and factory fodder is readily available in any store that sells ammo.

It will throw a 210gr faster and farther than a 30-06 will throw a 180gr and a 250gr at about 2500 fps. with more than 2500 ft/lb of energy at 200 yds. This is all out of the same case as a 30-06. Absolutely amazing.

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Here's an article on reloading for the 338-06. It's pretty neat.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/338-06.htm

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Let's try this again... Big smile

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Thanks

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Well, I dropped it off today.
I'll be shooting a 338-06 A-Square in the near future.
Very impressive ballistics.
I'll be loading as soon as I get it back.

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Way to go!

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I think my 8 mag will do all that and then some,here is some data on the remington 8mm mag
http://www.chuckhawks.com/8mmMag.htm

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Out to practical hunting distances. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between either one.
The 338-06 will throw a heavier bullet. The 8mm mag will throw the same weight a little farther but, uses quite a bit more powder to do it.

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For all practical purposes, a 300 Winchester Magnum is a better cartridge than the 8mm.

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Who said anything about a 300?lol Fuzzy what are the powder differences between the two,I use 4350 78 gr. on my 185 gr partitions and 75gr on my 200 gr partitions that chrono around 3100,I have never chrono'd 185,s.I loaded some 210 gr 338 Wm 2 years ago and used 73gr of 4350 that seemed slow as hell so i bumped em up to 75 gr and that seemed to make all the difference in the world,right around 2950m fps.

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I said something about the 300. It is better than the 8mm Mag, in my opinion.