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Re: 338-378

Postby Springville Shooter » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:36 pm

I had one in Mark V....it was no harder to shoot than a light weight 30-06. Mine was very accurate and the only downside is the cost to load. Brass is very expensive and it likes to burn 100+grains every shot. I think that many of the problems that guides always like to talk about are problems with the clientel, not the firearms......probably why they have to hire a guide in the first place?? I got rid of my 338-378 in order to fund another project. I don't think that they are for everyone and would caution anyone to consider the cost/value before committing to a rig like this. If you do get one, it will shoot flat, fast, and hard. My wife and daughter shot my 338 accurately, noise is far more of a consideration than recoil in the Mark V at least. I shot 250grn Scenars at nearly 3100FPS.-------SS
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Re: 338-378

Postby bigtime9 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:17 pm

I have been doing a lot of research on this cartridge and would love to own one, but for now I'll just keep shooting the ol 3006.

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Re: 338-378

Postby jtaylorc » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:06 pm

Love the guy on top, 340 weatherby on whitetail! You must really love that set up because it makes no sense what so ever ha! Your shooting a long range big big bullet rifle at a thin skinned small big game animal that is found on flat land. I have nothing against long shots, but why do you buy a rifle in 34. and very expensive and impossible to find ammo when hunting run of the mill white tail. Maybe where you hunt is close to a zoo and it's always a possibility a rhino may be in your field! You just never know

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Re: 338-378

Postby Springville Shooter » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:58 pm

Why do some people drive expensive, fuel guzzling imports when a used Honda Civic would drive them around just fine? It's called America and the persuit of happiness man. Just like someone else might think that your wife is ugly, but it only really matters what you think. I say that the 340WM is just as good for whitetail as any other cartridge. Remember that the ultimate goal is to kill these things.-----SS
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Re: 338-378

Postby TheHardWay » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:28 pm

Your first post on the forum, and you use it criticize another member?
Ever think that maybe he bought the rifle to use on a wide variety of game from whitetail to moose or grizzly?
Maybe he bought it because it is rather flat shooting with good down range ballistics for the long shots? I know this goes against everything some of the old timers believe in, and yet they will still lob a bullet out of their Tirdy-Tirdy (30-30) lever action with a side mount scope at a deer 450 yards away. Never understood that....
As far as finding ammo, it isn't that difficult. Many will prefer to handload anyway.

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Re: 338-378

Postby turk340 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:35 pm

yep when hunting bug bucks I like having something that will get the job done from almost any angle,but it works on these as well.
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Re: 338-378

Postby Springville Shooter » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:39 pm

^^^^^^STUDLY^^^^^-------SS
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Re: 338-378

Postby TexasHunter83 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:33 pm

Other than the enjoyment of long-range shooting and literally liking the catridge itself, I think many of these "super-cartidges" are just "splitting hairs" when it comes to hunting. Many will talk about muzzle velocity, fps, etc..., but when it comes down to it, a big game animal isn't going to dodge or "jump" your shot at 1500fps. Other than being able to hit something at 900 yards, I don't see any real hunting benefit in having something that can dislocate your shoulder. LIke someone posted above, a .308, .30-06, etc... should be all you need to hunt big game in North America. But like I said, if it's simply a catridge you enjoy and have had luck with, I completely understand and, "all the power to you!" As long as you're happy with it, that's all that counts. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

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Re: 338-378

Postby Jistuason » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:53 pm

The 338-378 has a nasty recoil compaired to the 338LM
RL25 @ 111grains. over redline With the same bullet, i've seen this round give better 1500yard groups compaired to the 338LM
The 30-378 witch i hunt with bench shoot with and gopher hunt with.
RL25 @ 112 Grains witch is over red line with a 180 Grain Custom bullet. It will shoot 4-6 inches at 1000 if the conditions are right
But with in large case the cases are spendy bullets are not cheap and powder your dumping in them you could reload 2 1/2 308 cases.
All in all you have to decide what you want to shoot, how much you want to spend, how much work you want to put into it, and most of all what you will injoy.
A good 300 win mag will give just as good or better groups at just about any given range up to 1300 yards, and is alot more nicer to the shoulder. and pocket book.


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