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too big ?

Postby timmer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:47 am

this guy i know has a 338 win mag for sale with a 3 by 9 by 40 scope on it for 420 dollars it is a savage with a acu trigger and accu stock bolt action black synthetic. Although i live in michigan and it is a really big gun but is it worth buying and does anyone else on here hunt with one and what you shoot with it and i would also like distances you can shoot because i do plan on going to nebraska from here on out deer hunting every year
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Re: too big ?

Postby ajmorell » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:06 am

338 is too big for deer IMO, not to mention it's a fairly heavy recoiling round. That's not that great of a deal unless it has really nice glass on it.
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Re: too big ?

Postby Sagebrush » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:31 am

I pass............Don't hunt moose or Grizz anymore.
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Re: too big ?

Postby apexhunter » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:51 pm

If I was going after LARGE brown bears in Alaska or to the Dark Continent the 338 would fill the bill. But for the majority of North American game it is a bit overkill...not to mention expensive and painful to shoot recreational when zeroing scopes or testing loads. I used to love fast magnums (7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag, etc.) but after a day at the range with a heavy hitter I have come to appreciate the efficacy, accuracy and comfort of a 308 or 270.
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Re: too big ?

Postby timmer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:04 am

i shoot a 308 right now and my friend did say it hits pretty hard but the gun has about a 200-250 dollar scope on it and hes giving me a great deal cuz the gun itself is like 400 i believe
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Re: too big ?

Postby ajmorell » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:33 am

I think I'd still pass. There's nothing in MI that requires a 338, heck there's very little in NA that requires a round that big.
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Re: too big ?

Postby timmer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:08 pm

yeah i mean hes in no hurry to sell it and i am thinking about it two fo my brotghers say get it the other two dont my dad says he doesnt care cuz he only duck hunts so there no help just trying to get some feedback of people on here
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Re: too big ?

Postby woodysniper » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:28 am

Just buy it, you'll never regret buying a gun, only selling them.
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Re: too big ?

Postby timmer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:27 am

thats exactly what i thought too i mean the way i look at it is you cant have too many guns
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Re: too big ?

Postby Force Fetch » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:49 pm

If you like the gun and can shoot it before you buy, then do it. I have shot a .338 for the past 15 or so years and find it to be versitile and you will never feel under gunned. I have routinely "killed" elk at 300-350 yards. My buddies call my rifle the .338 No Tracking Required instead of the Win Mag.
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