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338-378

Postby switchbackkd » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:20 pm

Any one have any experience with the 338-378

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Re: 338-378

Postby turk340 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:59 pm

kicks like there is no tomm,my cousin had one but got ride of it cause it was so brutal..ive got a 340wby and love it works great on whitetails.

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Re: 338-378

Postby sneekeepete » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:40 pm

To my knowledge there is no 338-378. Do you mean 30-378?
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Re: 338-378

Postby turk340 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:19 pm

there is a 338-378.and also a 30-378

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Re: 338-378

Postby sneekeepete » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Yep you are right Turk and as you might guess I know nothing about that Cartridge.
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Re: 338-378

Postby Tonoonyi » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:47 pm

The difference between the two cartridges down range is negligible. You gain about 100 FPS and around 250 FtLbs of energy with the 338-378. The recoil is a little more for obvious reasons. They burn a bunch of powder!
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Re: 338-378

Postby waspocrew » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:13 pm

My shoulder cringes just reading the name. Sounds like it'll pack a punch big time.

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Re: 338-378

Postby TheHardWay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:22 am

I have a 338-378 in the Mark V Accumark. I love, love, love the gun. Very accurate, and the recoil isn't bad at all thanks to the muzzle brake....I have yet to shoot it without the brake, but I'm sure the recoil would be manageable. I've shot everything from coyotes at close range to elk at 650 yds with it. The only thing I recommend, as with all muzzle brakes, it to carry some ear plugs with you in the field.
I shoot the Barnes 225 gr. Triple shock over a charge of 102.5 grains of N165, giving me a MV of just over 3000fps. As mentioned above, when it comes to loading for it, it does take a lot of powder, but to me, it's worth it!

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Re: 338-378

Postby spoofman » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:05 pm

I have guided clients that have shot the .338-378 and brag till the cows come home that it is the best rifle they have ever owned.....until they shoot at the game. I have had more bad experiences with guys with guns that could be good based on research and firing range performance (on a bench), then to see them actually shoot them in the field with only them and their rifles and wound animals. The foot pounds and velocity mean nothing if you are afraid of the punch. As for me a lighter caliber gun that has less kick like a .308 is just as deadly or in my mind better than these bigger calibers due to the flinch factor. I got to the point when i seen anything bigger than a .300 win with a client I almost dreaded finding game animals for the folk, unless I watched them shoot the gun myself as if we were in a hunting situation to see if the could do it without flinching......Not many could. Just my thoughts on these types of cannons.

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Re: 338-378

Postby TheHardWay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:31 pm

Sounds to me like they are piss poor shots don't practice enough


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