Looking for some real world velocity numbers from pistol length barrels for 338 federal. Thanks in advance!
These velocities are taken from an Oehler 35P -- from a 15 inch pistol barrel.
Federal (blue box) 200 gr. SP 2465
Federal Premium 180 g. Nos. AB 2516
Fusion 200 gr. 2453
Fusion MSR 185 gr. 2581
American Eagle 185 gr. SP 2491
Nosler AB 180 gr. 51.0 grs of W 748 2475
Hornady 200 gr. SST 46.5 grs W 748 2315
Hornady 200 gr.FTX 46.5 grs W 748 2307
Nosler AB 180 gr. 48.0 grs Varget 2349
Thanks....thinking about a FA single shot
Have you shot the FA?
This will be my first XP Build
Looking on Nosler web their test
Is with a 24 " barrel. Say at 2600
What do you think it would be at 15 or 16" barrel
Mark posted above.....2400 range....this makes me want to look at another round
Are you looking for something faster or slower?
Not really sure yet. I like the high energy of the 338....and I do want a hunt anything round within wooded and east coast field shooting type distances.....
I would say max normal range here without setting up for a long shot would be 400
And I am sure I could hunt anything within the US and expect to get within 400 except some of the mtn goat and sheep.
I only want to get two barrels with this gun. A 223 for vermin and a big game round.
I have been fighting to find a specialty pistol I like for a long time....I'm a pistol/wheel gun person and I want something that "feels" right.
I look at handgun hunting like golf. You can play an entire course with a 2 iron but it sure is a lot easier with a bag of clubs to pick from for each shot. With this said it's important to me to have a gun that I don't have to "learn" when I pick it up. (Reference to grip and such)
I can't pick up an xp and feel comfortable behind it. I would have to practice with just that gun.
A tc trigger guard beats up my knuckles. My hands are too big for them.
The Fa has a Saa/bisley type grip which will feel natural to me.
I'll end up putting a brake on both barrels more than likely.....I know a guy that can do that.
Talk to Ernie about brakes on those guns. I remember him saying that there were issues.
Ernie has all kinds of issues
I used Bob Baker's personal gun on a Texas hunt one year and loved it. All of the things that I thought would be issues were actually non-issues. Go for it.
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The FA 2008 is a great gun. I had one in 6.5Swede(shoulda never sold it). I think about getting another one from time to time. I had some accuracy issues and finish issues in the beginning but FA took care of them w/o hassle.
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Tim, what was the cause of the accuracy issues?
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Never did say, they replaced the barrel, the forend and did an action job. Shot fine when it returned.
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Chris I don't know what kind of powder capacity you are really going for but you could take a page from Doc's book and do a 325 or 338 wsm. They provide better velocity and are hammers on big game.
Those are not options in this gun
I'm getting one....just need some more gun orders.
Sorry about my ignorance Chris. I've never looked into them.
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