I have a friend that will start guiding next year with a reputable Alaskan outfitter. He will be guiding for peninsula and Kodiak brown bear, interior grizzly, caribou, moose, and sheep. He'll be taking one gun and he has decided on a .338 win mag. I'm going to be helping him reload for his new gun and I want some ideas on bullets for the gun. Since I personally have NO experience with hunting, reloading, or shooting the .338 I'd like some advice/to bounce some ideas off you all. Here goes:
I was thinking of developing two different loads. One with a heavy bullet for brown bear and one with a more mid range bullet for the rest. Since the coastal brown bear hunts will happen in the spring or a few weeks after the close of the other fall seasons I figured it wouldn't be a problem to sight in between the two loads. So I'm thinking load a 210 grain tipped TSX at 2900fps or a 225 grain tipped TSX at 2800fps for all around. Load a 275 grain A Frame at 2500fps or a 250 grain A Frame or TSX at 2600fps for coastal brown bear. Thoughts?............Or I could use the KISS system (Keep It Simple Stupid) and just load 225 grain TSX or A Frames at 2800fps for everything. Thoughts?
Any other bullet recommendations or theories on this one?