Are there any Alaskans using the 338 Federal for Bears or Moose ???? I have a chance to buy one in a Ruger Hawkeye cheap and am thinging about it but cant really find jack on how people have accepted it on larger game like Moose Bears or Elk so thought I would post this as all I can find from gunwriters reviews is the standard junk of them shooting a pig or tame deer in Texas that weigh about 125lbs .
If anyone has one and has some actual experence hunting game over 3-400lbs I would like to hear what you have to say about it as I have always hunted with a 30/06 most of my life but always wanted a 35 Whelen but never got one and now have this chance to grab a 338 Federal that seams to have amazing ballistics on paper but I am concerned this is alot of advertising hype from the manufactures??? How the hell do they get practically 35 Whelen velocitys from that little case???? Advertised vel for a 200-210 gr bullets seam to be around 2650 or a couple hundred more than a 308 with a 200gr bullet and that doesnt make alot of sense????