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The 338 Federal is a real performer on game. I saw a gentelman take a Zebra with the 338 Federal and 210 TSX bullets.. The performance was quite spectacluar as can be seen by the photos..

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That's my favorite bullet for my 338-06.

I think that the 210gr bullets are to the 338's as 130gr bullets are to the 270's.

There are lighter and heavier bullets for each caliber, but no need for them.
 
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NICE, what was the range?

If one gets proper expansion yes I agree these lighter bullets that hold great wt. retention do very well. Impressed myself w/243/85gr x, on a hog.

Have heard mixed reports, as sometimes it seems they don't open properly. May be caliber/velocity dependent, or could be QC issues on material hardness/consistency in production lots? I would think most has been worked out......
 
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I agree these lighter bullets that hold great wt. retention do very well.


In the 338 Federal the 210 gr could be considered a mid weight bullet. Most of the 338 Federal info I've been able to dig up recommend not shooting a bullet heavier than 225 gr. because of the case size.
 
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I agree 100%, a 225 is about all you want in this case, unless you are very close, and it would not help to go heavier IMHO. This ctg as I have wrote before seems at best with 185-210s, and I believe it does a great job at common sensible ranges for the average hunter.
 
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Good report. It's always good to hear good things about the federal. I'll be taking mine to do some hog stomping in December. In the passt I've used anything from a 358 win to a 416 remy, but I'm interested to see how the federal will work.

I've only got a 16 in. barrel on my ruger, so I won't get the ballistics you have on your kimber. However, if I'm impressed enough w/the cal, I may doctor up the rifle and get a 20-22 inch barrel. Could be a great elk gun. If it can take down zebra effeciently, I know it's ample for anything in the states.

I too would like to know the range of the shot taken on the zebra. Thanks. thumb


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The shot was taken at about 100 yards...


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