HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: dewey5102
New Today: 1
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12385

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 213
BOT: 4
Total: 218
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: Bushmaster > Forums
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Photo Albums
03: Photo Albums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Photo Albums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Photo Albums
10: Photo Albums
11: Forums
12: Photo Albums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Your Account
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Photo Albums
35: Forums
36: Photo Albums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Photo Albums
52: Forums
53: Photo Albums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Photo Albums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Photo Albums
71: Forums
72: Photo Albums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Your Account
81: Photo Albums
82: Your Account
83: Forums
84: Photo Albums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Photo Albums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Photo Albums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Forums
103: Photo Albums
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Forums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Home
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Photo Albums
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Photo Albums
126: Forums
127: Your Account
128: Photo Albums
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Photo Albums
139: Photo Albums
140: Forums
141: Photo Albums
142: Photo Albums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Forums
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Photo Albums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Photo Albums
154: Photo Albums
155: Photo Albums
156: Forums
157: Forums
158: Forums
159: Photo Albums
160: Forums
161: Forums
162: Photo Albums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Your Account
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Photo Albums
169: Forums
170: Forums
171: Forums
172: Photo Albums
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Forums
178: Forums
179: Forums
180: Forums
181: Forums
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Forums
186: Forums
187: Forums
188: Photo Albums
189: Forums
190: Photo Albums
191: Forums
192: Forums
193: Forums
194: Forums
195: Forums
196: Home
197: Forums
198: Forums
199: Forums
200: Forums
201: Forums
202: Your Account
203: Forums
204: Forums
205: Photo Albums
206: Forums
207: Photo Albums
208: Forums
209: Forums
210: Forums
211: Forums
212: Forums
213: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Your Account
04: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 312
 Pictures: 2417
  · Views: 253007
  · Votes: 1255
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Who shoots a .338-06?
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1551
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

I ordered an Adams & Bennett barrel in this caliber and have a '98 Mauser sporter and a 1903A3 Springfield sporter as candidates to wear it. This caliber has interested me for a long time and I finally got around to doing something about it. Anyone have any thoughts or insights? All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
gunman
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Hey Gil, I am just finishing one up. Got the A&B barrel with corlight stock combo from midway. Put it together on a VZ-24. Built it as a truck/ horse gun so I went cheap this time. This caliber just plain makes alot of sense to me. It is only about 100-150 fps slower than the Win mag with supposedly less recoil, well we"ll see. I am going to start loads with 210 Barnes TXS with H-380. Very Happy
GUNMAN
Back to top
View user's profile
longwalker
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 201
Location: Bethel, AK

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Gil,

You will be very pleased. I too used an A&B barrel the accuracy is very good less than one inch at 100 yards with 200 grain bullets and 2670 ft/sec. You should be pleasently suprised with the recoil, as least I was.

I have used it on three deer this past season. The first one was a mercy shot, someone had gut shot a doe and it came my way. A head on shot to the neck, broke three vertibrae. My son said the deer actually went backwards when it was hit. The other two were broad side shots very clean kills, and almost no meat damage.

My experience seems always to be max loads shoot the best. So it is with the 338-06. The starting load with 200 grain bullets was 58 grains of IMR4350. The recoil is like a push. Once up to maximum ( 62 grains ) however you know it went off. It is not uncomfortable but a prolonged session at the range due to loose scope mount screws will make you wish you had something more than a tee shirt on.


You will like the round and the capabilities it gives you, I am just as confident with it as I am with my 25-06. The 338 bullets allow more flexibility to hunt larger game.


longwalker
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1551
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Thanks for the input. I spoke to my gunsmith today and he agrees that the .338-06 is a superb cartridge. I have used Adams & Bennett barrels in 7x57mm on a '98 Mauser and a .280 Rem. on a 1903A3 Springfield. Both shoot very, very well. I like the .280 so much that I bought the last barrel that Midway had in stock. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
GroovyJack
Member
Member


Joined: May 21, 2005
Posts: 577
Location: Bama

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

One I wish I had kept , a 760 pump .. Ever hook up with another 760/7600 , will have another one ..
Jack

_________________
My Goal In Life Is To Be As Good Of A Person As My Dog Already Thinks I Am
Back to top
View user's profile
grimel
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 160

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

GroovyJack wrote:
One I wish I had kept , a 760 pump .. Ever hook up with another 760/7600 , will have another one ..
Jack

That just ain't right! The 760 in 35 W or 338-06 would be the near ideal woods/close quarters gun for anyone using a pump shotgun.

_________________
But.....ain't many troubles that a man caint fix
with seven hundred dollars and his thirty ought six.

Lindy Cooper Wisdom

Back to top
View user's profile
GroovyJack
Member
Member


Joined: May 21, 2005
Posts: 577
Location: Bama

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Was the whole idea grimel Cool
I think I did it , just wish I had kept it ..
Nothing fancy , had the factory '06 barrel bored out ..
Knock the BeJesus outta you when it lit off tho ..
Jack

_________________
My Goal In Life Is To Be As Good Of A Person As My Dog Already Thinks I Am
Back to top
View user's profile
longwalker
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 201
Location: Bethel, AK

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

I am surprised to hear about the recoil from the 760 pump. All I can figure is the weight of the rifle and the distribution of that weight must have been effected after altering the internal diameter to accomodate the .338-06. Do you recall the barrel length?

longwalker
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
GroovyJack
Member
Member


Joined: May 21, 2005
Posts: 577
Location: Bama

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Was 18" or 19" as I recall . The 760 is a very light rifle and I think that was it .. Not untolerable , but you knew it ..
Jack

_________________
My Goal In Life Is To Be As Good Of A Person As My Dog Already Thinks I Am
Back to top
View user's profile
longwalker
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 201
Location: Bethel, AK

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Groovyjack,

That will do it, but as you said close cover rapid fire. yipes it is scary. What a nice bear or big hog gun. I bet you could build a load with 250 grain bullets at about 2300 ft/sec that would be easy on the shoulder and fast back to target. Talk about hammer of thor.

longwalker
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
deermanager
Member
Member


Joined: Jun 17, 2005
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

As a professional hunter operating in the uk i have had a number of clients using the .338/06, and i must say all have been used with very lethal results! We have found it to be a very good cartridge in terms of carcass damage and on even the largest of deer species we have (red deer) shots always pass cleanly thru, with the annimal deposited a few yards away.
With regards to knock down power, if you hit an annimal solidly thru the ribs and dont hit shoulder, or spine the annimal will still run. I have seen muntjac deer and chineese water deer hit with .338's and .375's do some serious air time when hit and hit the ground running and cover at least 100yds before running outta steam! the bullets werent dumping enough energy into the carcass. So that is another point to remember, with regards to bullet choice dont go to too hard or you may find all that extra powder you are buring is giving you no discernable differance apart from a bigger bang and more recoil!!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Flint54
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Posts: 389
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Sad Didn't have a 338-06 but had a 338-08, very similar in ballistics with 165 - 210gr bullets. It was a good little rifle and anchored whitetails and hogs with some authority. I wish I had not sold it. I found the 180 BTs worked very very well as did the 165gr Barnes X. Very good wound chanels and always had a complete pass through with golf ball sized exit. Never hit anything past @ 100 - 125 yards as I used it in the brush and swampy areas. Never lost an animal with it. I tried some 250s but they were hard to get past 2300fps so left them alone and used the 210 Partitions for hogs or the Barnes 165.

I'll bet the 338-06 is a great cartridge as you can now get factory loads for it. They are a bit pricy but loaded by A-Square.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Zeeriverrat1
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Jul 24, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Hey Gil...A new guy here..but I have been on this site on and off looking around for some time..

I just put a 338-06Ackley together using a VZ24 action and an ER Shaw barrel. A friend in Mercer, Pa did my bolt handle for me and I added a D/T low safety, and a timney trigger. One of my shooting buddies is building one too..so we split the price on the reamer and gauges... I have a 35 Whelen that I built on another VZ24...and I have become facinated with these larger calibers with substatial bullets moving at moderate velocities....

My fireforming has been going smoothly... as you can see from the pic below..



I had it to the range yesterday trying out a few new loads and fireforming more brass...haven't found a tack driver load for it yet...but what I did find is that reaching velocities in excess of the max velocities listed for the standard 338-06 is not going to be a problem...

So..now I will try some h380, some wc852, and some more imr4895...the imr4064 that I tried yesterday didnt work all that well....so I will just have to spend more time at the reloading bench..and more time at the range.. Very Happy

Zeeriverrrat1 Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1551
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:53 pm    Post subject: Welcome to the Forum! Reply with quote

Zeeriverratt1,
Glad to see you here. I have not yet put the .338-06 barrel on either the 1903-A3 sporter or the Belgian .30-06 '98 sporters. The only problem with using a VZ-24 or standard '98 action is the overall magazine box length. The Springfield and the Belgian .30-06 are already the correct length. I was looking at IMR4895 or IMR 4350 and will get to it one of these days. Take care. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil


Last edited by Gil Martin on Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:19 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Zeeriverrat1
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Jul 24, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Who shoots a .338-06? Reply with quote

Gil..I did work the mag box on my VZ24 over some to increase the length..it just takes a file and some elbow grease. As it turns out, the throat on my 338-06AI is very short...requiring me to seat the bullets of some designs quite deep in the case... Velocity is not a problem..and if the heavier/longer bullets cause a big enough problem..I expect I can rent a throating reamer pretty cheap and fix my problem with a few turns...

I hope to have all the bugs worked out of this rifle and be able to take it to TX for my annual hog hunt in Dec....field testing is always so much fun....last year I used the 35 Whelen I built...the hogs were duly impressed... Very Happy

Z Smile
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.