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.338 federal

Very interesting caliber with some great ballistics. Anyone have any hands on experience??

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Noy yet but with me being a

Noy yet but with me being a .338 fanatic I would love to give one a try.

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yes i have a 338 win mag and love it my father has one also and took it to africa and killed 5 big game animals when he was there it a awsum round

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It looks interesting but my

It looks interesting but my question would be with the other .338 rounds out there just how popular will it become and will it last? 

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Good Point

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It looks interesting but my question would be with the other .338 rounds out there just how popular will it become and will it last? 

Good point and it begs the question of how many new rounds to we need?  Of course, the answer is none, but the ammunition and rifle companies need innovation to keep selling products so we will see new ones continue to be introduced.  I imagine very few will have sustainability but only we the hunter can decide that.

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I bought one a couple of

I bought one a couple of years ago while preparing for a moose hunt.  Very accurate, modest recoil. Unfortunatly I never got to shoot any thing with it! A little more than needed for deer or blackbear so I traded it off because of shoulder problems.

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.338 Federal

I have a .338 Federal in a Ruger Hawkeye.  A couple of years I ago I shot my first & only elk with it--a young Roosevelt 4x5--probably about 500 lbs.  I shot at 170 yards & he never moved from the spot.  The 185 Barnes went all the way through him, but did enough damage on the way that he just stopped.  I can't handle a lot of recoil, so no magnums for me, but this seemed like pretty good performance at a medium range.

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No hands on experience with

No hands on experience with the caliber but I think it is a pretty neat concept cartridge. My brother really wants one and I can not blame him since he doesn't have a rifle to fill that niche. I have a .338 winchester magnum so you will not probably see me buying one. I would have no problem with him getting one though so I could borrow it! ha It seems like you can get some serious fire power out of that round with out as much recoil as the heavier hitters.

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Maybe your brother will let

Maybe your brother will let me borrow it too?  Haha...

We live in a wonderful world with so many different rifles to choose from and so many different calibers to chamber  into them.  How did I ever get by with just one?

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