Here are some specifications for the .338 Ultra Mag that are important to reloaders: Bullet diameter .338", Maximum COL 3.675", Maximum case length 2.825". Our best groups were with the 250-grain fodder, the smallest three-shot assembly being 0.9 inch, best by far of all three rifles. Based on the .404 Jeffery case, which has a head diameter very close to that of the common belted-magnum’s belt (but no belt), the Remington .338 Ultra Mag was a huge cartridge. Winchester M70 Classic Stainless, $846. The checkering looked good and worked well enough, we thought. One curiosity we found was that Ruger’s website gave the magazine capacity of the Model 77 as six rounds. Our Pick. The rifle performed about as expected, thought the groups we got with the heavier bullets were disappointing to some of our staffers, who prefer the heavyweights. That will give flat enough trajectory for any big-game hunting on which that bullet would be appropriate. NC. The first of our .338 Win Mags was the Ruger 77, one of the most commonly seen rifles in Alaskan hunting camps. On a bet he could hit baseball-size clumps of snow at unknown long range with his first shot every time. Ultra Magnum 250 Grain Pointed So $ 47.91. (This is an old English idea, one we’d like to see more of.) Remington 700 338 Rem. There are other .338 cartridges, one of the best being the .338-06, but no major factory has yet adopted that cartridge, despite many rumors. The Winchester M70 got 2680 fps with Remington’s .338 Win Mag load using the same bullet. .338 Remington Ultra Magnum (RUM) 300 Grain Nosler AccuBond- The.338 Remington Ultra Magnum is a.338 caliber rifle cartridge introduced by Remington Arms in 2002. Twist rate was given as one turn in 10 inches, which ought to have worked well with either bullet weight, in our experience. 250 savage 250 savage … Item Interest. In our limited testing, the floorplate stayed shut, so maybe we’re wrong about it. "338 Remington Ultra Mag" For Sale in Magazines. 9 1/2 primers, and were tested in the 26" barrel of a Remington Model 700 rifle. A maximum load of 91.0 grains of RL-22 can drive the same bullets to a MV of 3000 fps. Due to the .338 Ultra Mag's huge case, slow burning powders such as H4831, RETUMBO, IMR 4831, IMR 7828, RL-22, and RL-25 are most suitable. The ammo fed easily enough and reliably enough from mag to chamber, but the last little bit of chambering required a strong push. As predicted, this rifle’s recoil pad was completely useless, in our considered opinion. Class. This rifle was the only one of our trio that had iron sights, the rear being a folding pattern that, with some scopes, permitted getting it out of the way. Wildcatters offer various other .338s, but none of them are on your dealer’s shelves. With a good pad and a good trigger, this Model 70 would do well enough, we thought, for almost any hunting, and ought to last a long, long time. Catalog Page. The trigger pull was lousy. We still would not like to shoot it all day from the bench, because the rifle did come back with authority, but it was more comfortable, by far, than the Winchester. Item Views. Free FedEx Option* (13) Remington R51 9mm Magazine 7 Round $ 14.99 (0) Remington 3 Round Black Magazine For Model 700 BDL Magnum Ac $ 41.28. 924. The Winchester’s floorplate latch (and that of the Ruger) worked well, though we’d make absolutely certain it was fully latched before taking the rifle afield. We couldn’t really reject it because it needed a decent recoil pad (no more than we rejected the Ruger), though this one was so bad we were tempted. Try though we might, three was our limit. There were really no serious problems with the Ruger. Recoil was surely noticeable, but a good pad would make this a far more pleasant rifle. The owner let us shoot it before and after switching to a Pachmayr Decelerator pad. This huge cartridge requires a long magnum action as well as an extra long barrel (28" is recommended and 26" is the practical minimum). See all listings by Legacy Firearms Print this listing. However, the rifle did have Winchester’s old full-length extractor (as did the Ruger), and the old cone-shaped breech. It is a beltless, rebated rim cartridge based on the.300 Remington Ultra Magnum case shortened.090″ and necked-up to accept a 0.338-inch (.338 caliber) bullet. ULTRA MAG. We suspected loose action screws, found them very slightly loose, tightened them, and got not much better groups. The bolt was jeweled, and though it didn’t have the huge extractors of the Ruger or Winchester, Remington’s extractor has worked fairly well over time, and we won’t try to fault it here. It had a sharp rubber edge that caught on clothes. Then its brethren appeared (in order):.375 RUM, 7mm RUM, and then.338 RUM. Felt recoil was severe, despite our winter clothing that put five garments between the rifle and our shoulder. We immediately wanted to slap our scope on, and go shoot this rifle. Estimate Price: $1,500 - $2,250. So we had examples of the three prime U.S. rifle-making companies, in serious calibers. Very Active. All rights reserved. The supposed velocity was given as 2900 fps, not as high as we would have expected. There were no sharp edges on the areas of the action where the fingers needed to go to manipulate, load, or unload the rifle, with one exception. 243 winchester 243 winchester ack 6mm remington 6mm remington ack 6mmx47 6mm creedmoor 6x47 lapua 6mm-284 6mm-06 240 wby mag. is a Model Remington 700. Remington Ultra Magnum, or RUM, refers to a "family" of cartridges developed between 1999 and 2002 by Remington Arms. It handled quickly, we thought, without feeling whippy. The generally available calibers are the .338 Winchester Magnum, the .340 Weatherby, and the new Remington .338 Ultra Mag. There are many good arguments that can be made that .30-caliber rifles, no matter their intensity, are not as good for general hunting as a larger-bore rifle. Its excellent accuracy gave it a leg up that helped save it from a Conditional Buy rating. So we presume the Remington can be pushed, if desired, by thoroughly experienced reloaders. If you need more velocity with the .338 Win Mag, you can get it with a lighter bullet. But it still felt pretty stiff to us. Though you may want a heavier bullet for larger game, the trajectory offered by a 250-grain bullet at 2680 fps will be more than flat enough for any rifleman at any reasonable range. The bottom line with this one is that it was a sound rifle in a serious caliber, despite a few shortcomings. The metal was, like that of the Winchester, well prepared and finished, with an even matte gray color. Remington offers two factory loads for the .338 Ultra, both with 250 grain bullets. However, we thought it had enough accuracy with heavy bullets as it tested for most big game hunting at reasonable ranges. We’d also change the recoil pad to one that actually had a chance of reducing felt recoil. The barrel was bedded with upward pressure from the tip of the forend, with the remainder floated all the way back to the action. We ended up liking the simple-looking Model 70 a lot more than when we started. We left the trigger alone for our bench shooting but we’d instantly change it if we owned this rifle and expected to take it afield. Type. In 2001 Remington introduced their.338 Ultra Mag, based on the.300 Ultra Mag case necked up to accept.338" bullets. Who brings home the backstrap in this competition of booming bolt actions? 300 WSM 308 Norma Mag. Looking for Reloading Data for the 338 Remington Ultra Magnum and Berger Bullets? The butt pad was deplorable, a trait shared by the Winchester. The stock finish was serviceable but left the pores slightly unfilled. The good news was that this rifle was relatively comfortable to shoot off the bench. Feed and function were perfect. However, we must express our opinion right off the bat that the .338 Ultra Mag’s performance will almost certainly take it out of the all-around cartridge niche. We would fix the trigger and replace the recoil pad, but that’s it. Further, we believe that the military chose the wrong cartridge for its long-range work. The .338 Winchester and .338 Lapua both really lag behind the .300 Win Mag in popularity, but neither is rare. 749006554 338 Remington Ultra Mag Bushing Full Length Die Ref Fabricant: 77874 611760778742 Pleine longueur redimensionner tout en conservant un contrôle exact du cou affaire est font souhaitable en une seule opération. The latter proved to be too soft, permitting the rifle to come back enough that the hard stock contacted our shoulder more than it had with the previous pad. The tip of the bolt release was dagger-sharp. Each purported to open new and wondrous realms for shooters with class-leading velocity and energy—although this has proven disingenuous in some cases. You don’t get a coned breech, but you do get the slickest bolt throw we’ve felt in many a gun test. We limited our ammo to two types with the .338 Winchester Mag because a) we could only get one type/weight of .338 Ultra Mag Remington ammo; b) these things kick like billy-be-damned off the bench and we wanted to restrict our punishment; and c) It was about 10 degrees above zero with a breeze blowing when we had to test the rifles, and we didn’t want to be outdoors very long. On the range we confirmed the average velocity of the new Remington Ultra to be 2850 fps. Free FedEx Option* $1.27 PPR (0) Remington Premier High Velocity Magnum Turkey 12 Ga. 3" #4 $ 12.66. We felt the Winchester was a decent rifle that performed quite well, despite its plain-Jane looks. Yet the Model 70 sure as heck did its thing on the targets, despite its very heavy trigger pull. It was surprising to us how the Winchester’s performance on target changed our overall opinion of it. Also according to Hornady reloading data, 82.4 grains of RL-22 powder can drive their 250 grain bullets to a MV of 2600 fps, and a maximum load of 91.8 grains of RL-22 powder can drive a 250 grain Hornady bullet to a MV of 2900 fps. En dépit de son boîtier démesuré, le .338 Ultra Mag est essentiellement le « jumeau balistique » du .340 Weatherby Magnum. 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 9 | 10 6 x 45mm 6mm br norma 6mm arc (new!) We once tried a light, custom .458 Winchester Mag rifle that had a Sorbocoil pad. We didn’t detect barrel-mounted recoil lugs on any of these three rifles. All the metal surfaces were perfectly polished and had a matte-white finish that, while dead looking and lacking in interest, certainly was appropriate for a working rifle. The barrel was set up similar to the Ruger’s, with pressure on the forend tip and no contact (or not much) behind the tip all the way back to the action. Common reloading books give plenty of loads that give 2700 fps with the .338 Winchester and 2800 fps with the Weatherby. We liked the look of this cartridge. Reloading for the .338 Ultra opens up the possibility of using bullet weights other than 250 grains, although given the size of the .338 Ultra case the 250 grain bullet would seem to be the best choice for most applications. The barrel once again was way out there at 26 inches, and there were no iron sights nor any scope bases or rings, but something about the rifle — perhaps its Monte-Carlo cheekpiece, absent on the other two rifles — made us overlook the lack of sights or scope mounts. The second newest cartridge in this test, the.338 RUM has been around since 2002. Rating. Guess what, folks, the trigger finger of a hard-kicking rifle is going to fly forward — maybe not all the time, but maybe some of the time — and kick that magazine open when you least want it to open. 223 remington ack 223 wylde 5.56 nato 222 rem mag 225 winchester 224 wby mag 22 nosler 224 valkyrie 22-250 remington 22-250 rem ack 220 swift 224 tth 22 creedmoor. We mounted our 12X Leupold and tried the rifle with 200- and 250-grain loads by Winchester and Remington respectively. We had to remove the rear sight to mount our 12X Leupold, which had a large objective. The gray/black laminated stock was quite attractive, we thought, and the matte-finished stainless metal complemented the overall look far more than the black-and-white combination of the Winchester Model 70. Free … The sixth edition of the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading shows that their 225 grain bullets in front of 82.5 grains of RL-22 powder achieve a MV of 2700 fps. The wood was more-than-decent walnut, with Ruger’s standard, workable, though too-small-at-the-wrist checkering. Unless otherwise noted, these reviews carry the guns’ prices at the time of the original review. 100 New Cases 338 Rem Ultra Mag, Bag of 100. All of the RUM cartridges are based on the .404 Jeffery non-belted magnum cartridge. Again we mounted our 12X Leupold in Weaver bases and rings and tested with the one load we could find, Remington’s 250-grain Core-Lokt, which used the same bullet loaded by Remington in the .338 Win Mag test ammo. This huge cartridge requires a long magnum action as well as an extra long barrel (28" is recommended and 26" is the practical minimum). It is a beltless, rebated rim cartridge based on the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum case shortened .090" and necked-up to accept a 0.338-inch (.338 caliber) bullet. They’d be just the ticket for some of the largest game out there. However, we were wrong here. The first of our .338 Win Mags was the Ruger 77, one of the most commonly seen rifles in Alaskan hunting camps. The grand old .318 Westley Richards, which threw a 250-grain bullet of .330-inch diameter at 2400 fps, won a reputation second only to the .375 H&H Magnum as one of the finest all-around cartridges for Africa’s medium game. La 300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum (300 Rem SA Ultra Mag) Comme nous l’avons vu en début d’article, après avoir lancé avec succès le 300 Ultra Magnum qui était destiné à concurrencer directement la suprématie du 300 Weatherby Magnum, la société Remington a démontré son savoir faire en sortant la .300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum. Remington currently loads .338s in 225-grain bullets (in the Premier Core-Lokt line) and 250-grain bullets (in the Premier A-Frame line), but we suspect anyone who buys one of these rifles will soon buy a set of loading dies for it as well, just for the fun of playing with the cartridge. Is it worth it? Why it did not shoot the heavier bullets better we don’t know. In a word, potential. The black, hard-rubber pad of the Ruger had a poor attempt at rounding its upper edge, but it still caught on the clothing. Remington Arms Inc. Model. AccuBond (.575 BC/.313 SD) at 2850 fps. The .338-caliber cartridges are one “notch” above the .30s (avoiding the 8mms). On the Ultra Mag’s ammo box we read that the cartridge has 25 percent greater capacity than the .338 Win Mag. A long-time favorite of both the military and tactical police units, the Model 700 delivers the legendary accuracy and unfailing performance you’ve come to expect. The barrel and action markings were less obviously mashed into the steel than on the Winchester. 300 Win Mag vs 338 Win Mag vs 338 Lapua: Ammunition Selection. In short, we had no major complaints, but ended up liking the Winchester Model 70 more than this one, and the Ruger most of all. That can go a long way to reducing felt recoil. The second (of three) rounds pushed into the magazine had to be forcibly pushed to the rear so the bullet nose would clear the front of the magazine box, or else it was impossible to load the third round. Free FedEx Option* $2.40 PPR (1) Remington 338 Rem. rmgrigolettoyahoo 732 280 8750 SOLD. The best use of it, we figure, will be for longer-range shots at elk-size game, and we suspect this rifle will find its friendliest homes in Alaska and Africa. It remained to be seen how well the Model 77 performed. 26" barrel. It’s possible to get a recoil pad too soft. Description: This 338 ULTRA MAG. This website contains many older reviews. Brisk bolt motion gave brisk ejection. That’s about all you’d need from any rifle. Varmint hunting with 22-250 Remington Ammunition Show all Ammunition ... 300 Rem. The hinged floorplate was released by a button within the trigger guard, which was just fine except that the button was set up so that a forward press on it would dump the cartridges. The figures at 200 yards are 2440 fps and 3303 ft. lbs. Yet the Winchester was well balanced. We also obtained a Winchester Model 70 to see how the “homeboy” would do with its own cartridge. The 250-grain Remington load gave a bigger kick and a visible ball of flame out front. Remington 300 Rem. Second Place:.338 Remington Ultra Magnum, 43.7 Points 250 gr. It was black plastic, and had a sharp parting edge that needed to be removed to call the rifle finished, we felt. A more appropriate hunting scope would not require the removal of that rear sight. This data is now available to download for free from our website! 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