I recently picked up a 338-06 rifle based on a 98 action/24" barrel. Information on this site and others plus firing different rifles and calibers reduced my new caliber search to a handful and finally the 338-06. Already having and loading for a 30-06 definitely influenced the final decision as I needed to pickup very few items before the first rounds were ready for range testing.
Very impressed with the 100 yard accuracy (5/8" @ 2690fps ave) using Hornady 225g SST and IMR 4060. Need to fix one issue: The measured chamber OACL is 3.483" using the 225g SST but the magazine measures 3.36". Very good accuracy when I load to 3.48" OACL but everything opens up (1.25" plus) when I load to magazine length of 3.33"-3.35". Loading single rounds at the range is ok for testing but I need accurate rounds in the magazine during hunting season.
Anyone run into the same issue and what did you do to solve it?