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December 21, 2008, 20:12
This weekend I decided to finish a project I have been working on for about 3 months. I built a 338-06 Savage 110 with a 20 inch Shilen #5 contour barrel, Vais muzzle brake and Boyd thumbhole stock in Desert camo.

Ron Walker
December 21, 2008, 23:24
Excellent all around cartridge and rifle. Did you with the A-Square version of 338-06? Ron

December 22, 2008, 05:46
i just bought a fn mauser action with a 338-06 barrel screwed on, i posted pics down in the image section.

i believe a-square is who made ammo , and sorta made this a ligit caliber.

all you have to do is run well lubed 30-06 brass in the 338-06 sizing die, and your done.

great caliber, with lots of power.

what ya gonna run in it ?

December 22, 2008, 17:50
It is the A -Square version. I loaded some sierra 215gr game king bullets with 59gr of H380 before I finished the rifle. I seated it to what the hodgdon manual listed (3.240) but when I chambered it I found it was hitting the lands. I am going to get out the lay out blue to see how much further I have to seat the bullets. I am also going to load some Hornady 200gr sp interlock with 53gr of BL-C2. If anyone has any other load suggestions, I would appreciate the input. I am hoping to get it sighted in on Wed. and break the barrel in so I can hunt with it this weekend.

Ron Walker
December 23, 2008, 22:52
"It is the A -Square version"

Good choice and an excellent cartridge/rifle combo. Ron

December 29, 2008, 21:09
If you load a flat based bullet into a case with the neck just tight enough to hold the bullet, you can get a very accurate idea of how long your throat is. Place the flat based bullet point first into the case and run it into the chamber. The bullet will get pushed into the case where the rifling starts