So I had a house fire and my beloved 300 win mag suffered damage. I made a more or less impulse buy and got a Tikka T3 in 338 win mag. It is the cabelas boar hunter model. I was going to stay with 300 and dang near got that ruger with the open sights, muzzle break and short barrel. But I have always wanted to try a tikka out and I liked that model. Only thing was that it was only in 338. Well Ive always wanted one of those too.
Anyway, Barrel length is about 21 inches on the boar hunter and its a light gun.
I would like a practice load, a long range light bullet load for sheep and caribou, and a semi stout load for moose, bear. I primarily hunt moose and the ranges are usually less than 100 yards.
Ideally they would all share the same powder at least... It would be also great if the practice round would duplicate the stout load trajectory wise...
So far Im thinking H4350 or H4895 is the powder for me...
Id really like to use a 160 grain barnes TTSX, the Hornady GMX 185 and Im opent to suggestion on a bullet that is 210 or more.
I have the limbsaver pad on the way. Im thinking of just putting the 3x9 scope that was on the 300 on this but maybe ill try something different.
I have been over to the various reloading websites but my head is spinning! So thought Id make a thread dedicated to lil ol me