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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Elizabethtown, Pa, USA
Re: Question for you 338 Federal owners
The 338F is the old 'cat 33-08, the 308 simply necked to 338 without any other changes. Federal just made it "Official".
It seems to be an easy cartridge to tune. Almost any combination shot well enough, but 4895-BR2-Sierra 215 GK stuffed into Lapua brass works the best.
I put mine together on a 200 action, Shilen 22" SS mag taper barrel.
Kill'n stuff? My son fired three shots, three deer, no tracking skills required. Not much else to say.