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Old 01-23-2023, 09:49 AM
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I got the cooper 52 in 338-06. Current load development is looking really good out of the 24Ē barrel. The fact that you can use readily available 30-06 brass is what did it for me. Cheaper to shoot and easier to shoot than the 338 magnums is nice while not giving up much performance wise. I know a few fellows that are running the 250 grain bergers in theres and they have made some long distance shots on antelope with this cartridge as well. Im going to use mine on everything from deer to moose. I thought i needed a 340 weatherby but im glad i kept this one just alot more user friendly imo.
I didnít consider this chambering for long distance shots. But is nice to know itís doable with the right bullets. I figured that I canít see much past 300 yds anymore so Iíll try and find a good load with 210 partitions and go from there.
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:10 AM
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I got the cooper 52 in 338-06. Current load development is looking really good out of the 24Ē barrel. The fact that you can use readily available 30-06 brass is what did it for me. Cheaper to shoot and easier to shoot than the 338 magnums is nice while not giving up much performance wise. I know a few fellows that are running the 250 grain bergers in theres and they have made some long distance shots on antelope with this cartridge as well. Im going to use mine on everything from deer to moose. I thought i needed a 340 weatherby but im glad i kept this one just alot more user friendly imo.
The 230 eldx would be a better fit for this
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Old 01-23-2023, 01:33 PM
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I have always liked the idea of a 338-06. I also like the idea of a 338 Federal and almost pulled the trigger on one. The 338 RCM looks great too and the 338 RPM but I donít hunt with a brake and those two are out for me on a 7lb gun all in.
Also at this point I only consider rounds I have powder for.
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Old 01-23-2023, 03:12 PM
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The 230 eldx would be a better fit for this
Yep i agree i have some on the bench ready to load actually.
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Old 01-23-2023, 06:32 PM
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I put together for a friend a 338-06 A Sq and with Barnes 185 x he was getting slightly over 3100 fps
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Old 01-23-2023, 08:19 PM
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I put together for a friend a 338-06 A Sq and with Barnes 185 x he was getting slightly over 3100 fps
Iíve heard great things with that bullet. But my thought is I want to launch a heavier bullet for my max range of within 300yds. Hoping to get the 210 doing close to 2800 fps is my goal. Iím old school and love partitions.
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Old 01-23-2023, 08:28 PM
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Finally after many years of wanting a 338-06, I finally pulled the trigger on one. Itís not in my hands yet but is on its way. Iíve been researching loads for it and since decided on using 210 nosler partitions and was lucky enough to have found some. Wondering whoís using what for powders in this cartridge and bullet weight? So far varget, 4064 and 4166 seem to be the most popular. I have varget on hand but thinking maybe trying 4166 as well. Also on the hunt for dies and brass. Any leads on that would be greatly appreciated.
H414 or WW760. And 6.5 STABALL are Excellent powders in the ASquare - RJ

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Old 01-24-2023, 10:57 AM
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Built mine off a Sako m75 Greywolf back in 2008. New PacNor supermatch grade stainless barrel cut to 24", fluted. Mine is the AI version, mostly to be different. Shoots 225gr ABs and TTSX quite nicely . H414 with 210 primers. Shoot medium/hot loads to resize new Norma 338-06AS brass to fireform to AI.

I have not shot this rifle for a few years now...life gets in the way with 2 boys in hockey and coaching...but all is good. Maybe use this rifle for 2023 hunting season.

I have been tempted to build another off a Sako m75 again but going light weight with MacMillan stock and 22" barrel as a #2 or #3 barrel...maybe #3 fluted. Would consider the 185 or 210gr Barnes TTSX or the Accubond 180 or 200gr.
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:41 PM
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Built mine off a Sako m75 Greywolf back in 2008. New PacNor supermatch grade stainless barrel cut to 24", fluted. Mine is the AI version, mostly to be different. Shoots 225gr ABs and TTSX quite nicely . H414 with 210 primers. Shoot medium/hot loads to resize new Norma 338-06AS brass to fireform to AI.

I have not shot this rifle for a few years now...life gets in the way with 2 boys in hockey and coaching...but all is good. Maybe use this rifle for 2023 hunting season.

I have been tempted to build another off a Sako m75 again but going light weight with MacMillan stock and 22" barrel as a #2 or #3 barrel...maybe #3 fluted. Would consider the 185 or 210gr Barnes TTSX or the Accubond 180 or 200gr.
Curious, what does your current rig weigh? And why would you like to build another in a lightweight?
I get wanting a lightweight, but when does being too light make this chambering not enjoyable to shoot?

My incoming rifle is apparently around 7 1/4 lbs un-scoped. Which once scoped will be over 8lbs and for me is a touch on the heavier side of what I like.
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Old 01-27-2023, 11:22 AM
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338 rpm is another alternative to the 338/06
Probably more support and components for the rpm
And the 338RCM , which unfortunately is not supported by manufacturers anymore.

338 RCM has very similar ballistics to the 338-06
I have settled on 225 Interbond as the factory ammo shoots well.

But am interested in the 210 partitions when I have to reload.
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Old 01-30-2023, 08:55 PM
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Should be getting it in a month or so. Found some dies and headstamp brass. Thanks to a good fella, tony d on the site.
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nice looking rifle!
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Old 01-31-2023, 09:30 AM
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Curious, what does your current rig weigh? And why would you like to build another in a lightweight?
I get wanting a lightweight, but when does being too light make this chambering not enjoyable to shoot?

My incoming rifle is apparently around 7 1/4 lbs un-scoped. Which once scoped will be over 8lbs and for me is a touch on the heavier side of what I like.
Nice looking rifle.

Mine weighs in very close to a factory Sako m75 Greywolf in a "V" action (300WM/338WM) 3.8kg (8.36 #) then add Sako Optilock Ringmounts and Leoupld VX3 3.5-10x40 gunmetal grey scope....so my guess 9 pounds. That is what I wanted at the time-to be like a factory weight rifle.

Getting older now...lol . Just thinking of packing lighter weight rifle around. I dont think lighter will be to bad to shoot for me. I dont want a super light weight but something in the 7-7.5 pound range would be nice for full package weight on the shoulder.
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Old 01-31-2023, 10:13 AM
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I will take a look in my reloading room.
I might have some weatherby headstamped 338-06 brass.
My fatherinlaw had a cooper in this, and I might still have a bunch of brass
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Old 01-31-2023, 11:25 AM
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Nice looking rifle.

Mine weighs in very close to a factory Sako m75 Greywolf in a "V" action (300WM/338WM) 3.8kg (8.36 #) then add Sako Optilock Ringmounts and Leoupld VX3 3.5-10x40 gunmetal grey scope....so my guess 9 pounds. That is what I wanted at the time-to be like a factory weight rifle.

Getting older now...lol . Just thinking of packing lighter weight rifle around. I dont think lighter will be to bad to shoot for me. I dont want a super light weight but something in the 7-7.5 pound range would be nice for full package weight on the shoulder.
Iím hoping to get this one coming in around 7.5 lbs as well. Swapping the heavy optilocks out for talleys, choosing a light 3-9 and if need be trimming an inch or two off the barrel. Weíll see on that.
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Old 01-31-2023, 11:26 AM
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I will take a look in my reloading room.
I might have some weatherby headstamped 338-06 brass.
My fatherinlaw had a cooper in this, and I might still have a bunch of brass
Thanks, could always use proper headstamped brass.
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