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I think I need to get my RUM rebarreled to .338 RUM. Then you and I going to have to get together and go kill something tough and mean :D

Good shooting. I knew the 250gr Accubonds would work well. I havent found many guns that dont like heavy for caliber Accubonds. My Wife's 7 Mag loves the 160's.
 

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That is a gorgeous gun. Glad to hear it worked out for you.

Isn't it nice when a project really comes together?
 

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Sunday Funday Sunday, tune in to the match up of the year. Wby vs Rum :D

See how fun that sounds ?


The Nosler 6th, shows IMR7828 as the most accurate powder tested. BUT, max is 86gr, and they only acchieved 2818 fps. You managed to get .338 Ultra Mag speed out of yours. Very nice job !
 

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Gentleman, let see a clean fight! Ready?

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Give me time ! I talked to a gunsmith this morning. Going to rebarrel my .300 RUM, and have the action bedded. Barrel will be a Shilen or Krieger in 26" with the Sendero contour. Caliber, most likely will be .338 Edge, that way all my .300 RUM brass can still be used easily.
 

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Give me time ! I talked to a gunsmith this morning. Going to rebarrel my .300 RUM, and have the action bedded. Barrel will be a Shilen or Krieger in 26" with the Sendero contour. Caliber, most likely will be .338 Edge, that way all my .300 RUM brass can still be used easily.
What kind of fps gains will you get with the Edge over the RUM?
 

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Nice lookin' and shootin' rig!!!!

I've always liked the .340 Weatherby. Never shot one. But it just seems to be, on paper, anout the ultimate all-around, "do anything" gun for N. America.

I had a beautiful Mark V Sporter in my hands one day at the gunshop. The price was right. Kinda wish I had snatched it up. Now, I really have no use for one. But that's still no reason not to get one someday anyways.

Congrats on a sweet outfit.
 

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It will be very hard to beat Beartracker's rifle, plus at the end of the day he can BUY ammo in a pinch. For all the extra money blown and a factory gun turned into something else, you will not do better than Beartracker, from what I can see. Nice rig BT. Hope some people remember this is YOUR thread!;)
 

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Hey Beartracker,

Thanks for the fun I'm having on this site, and good luck with that
.340 Weatherby. That is a fine caliber, I'm sure it will do anything you want it to do.

Zeke
 

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What is the acual bore diameter of the 340 Weatherby? Is is really a 338cal?

YES! I shoot .338 cal bullets. It is the 200 to 250 fps I can handload the 340Wby over the 338Win Mag that really makes the difference. I will get close if just over 3000fps with a 250gr bullet and that is right at 5000ft pounds of energy.
 

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Thanks guys, I do enjoy all of your comments, discussion and impute and your encouragement about my new rifle. It will be fun to see where it goes, but if I was to stop right now that under max load at 2913fps with the 250gr Accubond grouping just over a 1/2" from center to center would be very respectable as a hunting load. So anything else I can accomplish with this rifle is just gravy on top the potatoes. :)
 

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What would be the recoil comparison between your .340 and a .300 Win. Mag? Just out of curiosity.
My 340Wby with the Weatherby type McMillian stock has an easier felt recoil than does my 338Win Mag in the straight stock Ruger Mk II with 250gr bullets. I actually like shooting my 340Wby better than my 338Win Mag for that very reason.
 

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What would be the recoil comparison between your .340 and a .300 Win. Mag? Just out of curiosity.
.300 Win Mag
180gr bullet @ 3057
In a 9lb rifle that is 26.93ft/lbs of recoil moving at 13.88 fps

.340 Wby Mag
250gr @ 2900
9lb rifle = 43.78ft/lbs movin towards your shoulder at 17.70fps

.338 RUM
250gr @ 3000
48.84 and 18.69

.338 Edge
250gr @ 3100
51.73 and 19.24
 
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