School me on the .338 Rem Ult Mag.

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School me on the .338 Rem Ult Mag.

Postby lunyou » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:32 pm

Just like the title says. I like the idea of buying one, and sooner or later getting into reloading rounds for it. But before the buying and reloading must come the arguements for and against.............so shoot.

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Postby lunyou » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:53 pm

well I went to a local gun shop, because I like the guy and he is pretty nice. I told him I was curious on the price of a .338 Rem Ultra Mag and he completely skipped it and said that if you are wanting a big caliber you should get the .325 WSM so we pecked around came up with a price. But he seemed to sold on the .338 WSM, but didn't say anything about the .338 RUM.

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Postby 41mag » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:37 pm

Never shot a 338 ultra but Winchester 338 magnum's were VERY popular when I lived out west in rockies. Sometimes it seems that they dream up new rounds to spur more sales. Not knocking the Ultra but if you cannot do the job with a 338 WM, you are not going to get it done with Ultra either. Plus 338 WM is a lot more plentiful and cheaper too and it is a very serious round. If I felt I really need more power than that to spot game I would use a 458 WM as its 45 cal 500 grain pill is very serious medicine. ALso on the hunt where 44 did not much good I would love to see what gun and ammo they used. My guess is a short barreled one and wrong ammo to. 310 grain hard cast,gas checked semi wad cutters with a stiff load in 7.5 inch barrel or better would defeat any Armour that animal has and at more than point blank range too. With right load a 44 is still a very serious and capable gun. I have been shooting them for over 30 years and know them well (I own 3) Even hand loaded 300 grain hornady hollow points will exit the rear of a dear when shot in chest as 50 yards. 44's shine with heavy slugs and stiff loads. BTW, I have a 444 Marlin too and with 300 grain hand loads it is like a 44 on serious steroids. (it can launch a 300 grain 44 call bullet at well over 2100 FPS). If I was hunting boar I would choose a large caliber and bullet weight over velocity and smaller bore any day. A large bore makes a bigger hole before it even opens up.
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