What is the effective range of a 338 Win Mag?

What is the effective range of a 338 Win Mag?

retains at 500 yards. If you want a magnum that functions in reasonably sized, sporter-weight rifles, yet hits more like rounds typically chambered for much larger, heavier, long-magnum rifles, the 338 Winchester Magnum is your huckleberry.

What is the best bullet for a 338 Win Mag?

For deer-size game, choose a lighter bullet, such as Nosler’s 200-grain AccuBond; for elk and moose, a midweight bullet, such as the 225-grain offerings from Nosler and Barnes; and for bison and the biggest bears, a heavy Barnes 250-grain TSX or Swift 250- or 275-grain A-Frame.

What is the effective range of a 300 Winchester Magnum?

1,210 yards
The . 300 Win Mag sees use in long-range benchrest shooting competitions and has been adopted by law enforcement marksmen and by a few specific branches of the U.S. Military for use by snipers. Maximum effective range is generally accepted to be 1,210 yards (1,110 m) with ammunition incorporating low-drag projectiles.

What is the largest .338 cartridge?

.338 Lapua Magnum
The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge. It was developed during the 1980s as a high-powered, long-range cartridge for military snipers…..338 Lapua Magnum.

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
18.47 g (285 gr) Hornady HPBT 863 m/s (2,830 ft/s) 6,877 J (5,072 ft⋅lbf)

What’s the difference between a 338 Win and 338 Mag?

The difference that matters to elk hunters — as well as moose and bear hunters — is the 300 foot-pounds more energy the 338 Win. Mag. retains at 500 yards.

When did the.338 Winchester Magnum come out?

The .338 Winchester Magnum (top) compared to the .375 H&H (bottom). This cartridge is a very good medium-bore cartridge that was introduced by Winchester, along with the .264 Magnum and the .458 Magnum, in about 1958.

Can you shoot a 338 win at long range?

There is no reason not to shoot the .338 Win. out to ‘long-range’, to a point just what constitutes long is determined by the shooter as much as by the equipment . When I read your post my mind went back to the longest shot that I have ever made, an antelope, and the kill was made with a .338 Win.

Which is more effective 308 Win or 338 Win?

The 338 Win can be as effective as the 308 Win to 600-800 yards but, with more energy at the target obviously, it can go beyond 1000 yards if you really practice with it and know the variables inside and out.