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My .338-378 brought me luck

Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 08:11:57 AM »
very nice buck  8)

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Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
Thank you for all your compliments and kind words, I greatly appreciate them all.  The load I used was a Federal 215 Gold Medal primer, 112.0 grains of RL25, and a 200 grain Combined Technologies Ballistic Silver Tip.  I use to use the Nosler 200 grain Ballistic Tips until they stopped making them and then I switched to 200 grain Combined Technologies Ballistic Silver Tips which is the same bullet except for the grey tip and Lubalux coating.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

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Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 12:15:13 PM »
A little late, but congratulations on taking a very nice buck. Did you get a chance to have it weighed?
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Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 01:16:31 PM »
Thank you for all your compliments and kind words, I greatly appreciate them all.  The load I used was a Federal 215 Gold Medal primer, 112.0 grains of RL25, and a 200 grain Combined Technologies Ballistic Silver Tip.  I use to use the Nosler 200 grain Ballistic Tips until they stopped making them and then I switched to 200 grain Combined Technologies Ballistic Silver Tips which is the same bullet except for the grey tip and Lubalux coating.

The fact that that bullet holds up to 338-378 velocities at that range is impressive in itself
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Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 02:31:51 PM »
Very nice Chris, I would shoot that deer every day.  Well done!   BTW, all that blood on the side is that from you gutting the deer, or the bullet exit?  :o :o :o

Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 03:56:30 PM »
Thank you Gentlemen.  The blood on the side is from me gutting it.  The bullet cut the top of the heart off and shredded the lungs.  I didn't get it weighed but my best guess is between 170 and 180 pounds as it was the biggest body deer at the butcher shop. 

I like this load a lot because it shoots sub-moa and having it sighted in 2 inches high it hits dead on at 300 yards.  I was really surprised when I found this out from trying it at 100, 200, and 300 yards.  I got this load from Nosler when I bought my rifle when they first came out and there wasn't any load data around that I could find.  Now Nosler list 111.0 grains of H1000, a Winchester Large Rifle Magnum Primer, and either the 200 grain Combined Technologies Ballistic Silver Tip, Accubond, E-Tip, or 210 grain Partitions.  I can't say anything good or bad about that load combination and I might give it a try with the Ballistic Silver Tips.  I know I can interchange the Ballistic Silver Tips and Accubonds and have the same point of impact but I don't see a need to go with the more expensive Accubonds since I don't have any issues with the Ballistic Silver Tips. 
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 07:14:14 PM »
Congrats Chris. Very nice buck.
Mark

Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 05:14:19 AM »
Thank you Sir.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: My .338-378 brought me luck
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2017, 07:34:21 PM »
Nice buck Chris, I have used those 200g BT for many years and they are a deadly elk bullet. They have a very thick jacket.
John