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Put another way, I’d much rather put two boxes of 300-grain .375 H&H ammo downrange in a single sitting, than I would two boxes of 250-grain .338 Winchester Magnum. If you plan on traveling off the continent, I’d give the advantage to the .375 H&H Magnum, for a couple of reasons. The lighter 200- and 225-grain bullets—especially the premium designs—will handle elk, moose and bear, and the light bullets between 175 and 185 grains make a good deer bullet, especially at longer ranges. Range 365 may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. 338 Win Mag...little more umph and easier to find Ammo. With its gentle, sloping shoulder and belt of brass at the base of the cartridge used for proper headspacing, the three-seven-five feeds like a dream from a box magazine bolt-action rifle. Most of the larger .30s can use the 220-grain slugs, and aren’t too awful far behind the .338 Winchester, where the .375 H&H picks up with the 230- and 235-grain bullets, and extends up to the 300s and 350s. It has its roots in the series of OKH cartridges developed by Charlie O’Neil, Elmer Keith and Don Hopkins. There are a ton of .338 bullets available for handloaders, but a big percentage of them are designed to be driven at .338 win mag velocities. I like the 7mm because of the long range, while i like the 338 win mag for the power. Maybe the 338 RCM or the 338 Federal would be a better cartidge.
Might as well toss it into the decision. 20" barrel is to short for the 338 win mag. Well, here in North America it’s pretty much a dead heat, as the .338 Winchester Magnum and its 250-grain bullets can effectively handle all of our game animals, including the great bears, and the .375 H&H Magnum—with the lighter premium bullets like the 235-grain Cutting Edge Raptor—can handle the lighter game species better than you’d think, and handles the big guys with no issue.
I would go with the .300 Win Mag or .338 Win Mag. FN Awarded U.S. Army Contract for the M249 SAW, Springfield Gets Into Hunting Bolt Guns with New Model 2020 Line. Leaving the muzzle at 2650 fps, it has a good trajectory and plenty of striking power for almost all game species, save the African heavies. I'd think those would be a little tough to work well at .338 federal velocities, especially out at the longer distances. Two different classes of cartridge even though they are the same bore diameter. Which of these two has the advantage, and would make the better choice?
You just need to decide if what you are hunting will need a magnum caliber to bring it down. Ballistics data bears this out. To this day, a pre-’64 Winchester Model 70 in .375 H&H remains among my ‘most-wanted’ rifles. Mag. I like the three-seven-five for its flexibility; for the big-game hunter, it truly is the most useful cartridge ever designed. The .338 Winchester Magnum is one of four cartridges developed by Winchester that are based on the shortened .375 H&H belted case. I used the same type of bullet for each rifle; it's impossible to use the same grain/BC. by Philip Massaro - Considering the selection of cartridges that will handle the larger North American mammals, two have most certainly risen to the top, and yet there are many who fervently choose one over the other. Think $5 a shot or close to it if you don't reload.
Bullet weights of 200-, 250- and 300-grains were initially offered for the .338 Win. A .338 Federal is a necked up .308 Winchester, bullet weights range from 180 gr to 210 gr.
The trio took both the .30-06 case and the shortened .300 H&H Magnum case and necked them to hold the bullets for the .333 Jeffery cartridge. A .338 Federal is a necked up .308 Winchester, bullet weights range from 180 gr to 210 gr. .338 Lapua is going to be incredibly expensive to shoot. Copyright © 2020 Range 365. of energy at that distance. After scoring high marks from critics and drawing legions of loyal fans since its debut in 2006, the .338 Federal continues to gain widespread favor among big-game hunters. I mean this dude kicks harder than a 460 weatherby, a 416 rigby, a 375 h&h. All rights reserved. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. One short to medium range (Fed.) Mag.
Please enter a password for your user account. Elephant in both Africa and India, all the large cats, buffalo on any continent, any color of bear; all were neatly handled by the .375 H&H. (what do you want to shoot with it?). Velocity Comparison: Energy Comparison: Mar 18, 2010 #7 M. McStern Member. The Air Force’s Suppressed M9 Pistol from the ‘80s. What Gun Would You Use to Hunt a Werewolf? Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338-diameter bullet, the load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than traditional favorites like the .308 Win., with a heavier bullet to boot.
For example, the 200-grain Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded Tip .338 Federal packs a punishing 1,891 foot-pounds of punch at 300 yards, yielding an only slightly lighter sting than the 2,213 foot-pounds delivered by a 210-grain .338 Win. The .338 Federal, however, boasts an additional 100 ft.-lbs. There are those hunts where a cartridge larger than your favorite deer rifle is required, especially in the higher latitudes of North America. Whether you're hunting deer, elk or black bear the .338 Federal is a solid choice. Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. I mean, when i need to drop a Moose, I'll grab the 375 or the 416 long before I'll take the 338. Friday, July 6, 2018. The admittedly light 235s were launched at 2800 fps, but the bullet construction a century ago isn’t what it is today.
I have shot both rather extensively, working up handload recipes for both, and have hunted with the .375 H&H quite a bit. First, it meets the caliber minimum for hunting dangerous game enforced by a number of African countries.
The .375 H&H Magnum offers a larger case capacity than the .338—95 grains versus 86 grains—and that gentle eight-degree shoulder makes for easy feeding. The .375 Holland & Holland Magnum is the elder of the two cartridges, having been released by the prestigious British firm in 1912. Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Mag. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. We've got you covered.• .30-30 Winchester vs. .35 Remington• .257 Roberts vs. .250-3000 Savage• .270 Winchester vs. .280 Remington• .35 Whelen vs. 9.3x62mm Mauser• .416 Rigby vs. .416 Remington Magnum• .308 Winchester vs. .30-06 Springfield• .22 Nosler vs. .224 Valkyrie• .300 Win. Plus, the .338 Federal zips along at 2,064 feet per second at 300 yards, virtually tailgating the magnum cartridge, which clocks a cruising speed of 2,180. On the flip side, the .338 Federal produces just 23.9 foot-pounds of recoil, compared to 36.1 for the Win. The 338 Win Mag has been around for a while and has a variety of ammo available. A Bonnier Corporation Company. I use a 300 win mag as of now, i've shot the 338 win mags, the recoil isn't a big deal at all. Go to the Federal ammo website to check out ballistics between the two. Winchester took their .458 Winchester Magnum case—itself a shortened and blown out .375 H&H case—and necked it to hold the .338″ diameter bullets the company used for its rimmed .33 Winchester. The federal is cheaper thats all I know.