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338 Win Mag article live

07 Aug 2014
@ 11:54 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster



10 Aug 2014
@ 01:31 pm (GMT)

William Langford

Re: 338 Win Mag article live
Very informative article. I was wondering if you have tried the Hornady 200 FTX. I have used this bullet a few times for reduced loads in my 338 WM with H4350. While the .430 BC isn't outstanding it's good enough for short to midrange hunting.

Not a lot of experience yet, but so far I've been pleased with the results on feral hogs at moderate ranges. It seems to expand well at lower velocities, and very pleasant to shoot compared to full loads.
10 Aug 2014
@ 04:50 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 338 Win Mag article live
Hi William, I have used the FTX bullets through to .458 caliber. I have found them to be much like the SST (wounding and penetration), though the form is slightly different and conducive to working well at lower velocities. Nevertheless, I tend to find myself wanting to drive them as fast as the particular cartridge will allow. The .338 FTX is a good canidate for the .338 Federal as you can imagine. Used like you say, in close. But again, performance is much like the SST, differences are very subtle.

One of my favorites so far has been the .358 caliber FTX bullet, run through the Win or Whelen. Makes for a nice combo. Still- just about anything run through a .358 makes for a nice combo.
10 Aug 2014
@ 11:13 pm (GMT)

Ben Law

Re: 338 Win Mag article live
Article was a good read.

I'm going to try 225g hornady sst's if i can get them shooting alright, for sambar at around 300-800 yards.
09 Sep 2014
@ 07:53 am (GMT)

Bill Goodland

Re: 338 Win Mag article live
My all time favourite round. I'm off to the Northern Territory in a couple of weeks, the .338 WM will be my go to rifle whilst up there. I'll use the .338 for up to scrubber sized animals but I think I'll use the .404J for the buff.

When I get back it's barrel change out time and then I'll look at it's LR capabilities.

Great article Nathan, thanks.


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