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#2988045 - 10/18/12 07:12 PM 338 win mag on deer
danny1975
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who has shot deer with one and does it do alot of damage? See, I was planning on using a 300 mag for cutovers and sighted my 338 in today I love everything about it with the recoil and muzzle rise. Im using 200 grain bullets. Thanks for any info
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#2988070 - 10/18/12 07:38 PM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: danny1975]
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will do less damage than the 300 has been my exp.
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#2988072 - 10/18/12 07:42 PM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: turk870]
danny1975
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I bought that 338 for elk next year. but i sighted it in today and like shooting that 338 more than the 300.
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#2988680 - 10/19/12 08:40 AM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: danny1975]
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Dad shot one with a 338 a few years ago. Damage was way less than my 300 WM but it was DRT.
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#2988782 - 10/19/12 09:30 AM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: CPerkins]
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I thought 338 would blow it up?
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#2988912 - 10/19/12 10:46 AM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: BuckHunter511]
EastTNHunter
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My dad shot 2 with a .338 last season and they didn't have any more damage than from the .270.
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#2988946 - 10/19/12 11:11 AM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: EastTNHunter]
ratsnakeboogy
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With the right controlled expansion bullet, it won't make anymore of a mess than anything else. It does put out a lot more force on the butt end though.
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#2989018 - 10/19/12 12:13 PM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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I saw a guy many years ago shoot a small buck square in the azz with one, the bullet exited through the front chest area, innards were kinda like jello
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#2989044 - 10/19/12 12:28 PM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
danny1975
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
With the right controlled expansion bullet, it won't make anymore of a mess than anything else. It does put out a lot more force on the butt end though.
I can't really tell much difference with that 338 than my 3006 With the recoil

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#2989105 - 10/19/12 01:03 PM Re: 338 win mag on deer [Re: danny1975]
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I have killed dozens of deer with a 338wm over the years.... Always used Barnes TSX bullets and never lost oa deer or had lots of damaged meat... I would not use Blastics tips on one but hey... partions, TSX, etc... good to go.

Load some TSX's up over the max load of od RL-19....
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