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ecb
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.338 Federal Rifle
.338 federal rifle, anyone have one?

What are your thoughts?


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: .338 Federal Rifle
I dont own one but I love the caliber. Its what .308 should have been to begin with IMO

That said, it will have limited ammo availability forever. Unless the military adopts it for some reason I dont see it ever becoming mainstream.


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ChatRabbit77
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re: .338 Federal Rifle
Whatever Downshift said. It's great.


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lsujunky
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I really would like a AR10 in 338 Federal.


bbvdd
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There is a new rifle round coming out soon. It’s an 8.6 creedmoor which is a .338 caliber.

I really don’t know anything about the .338 fed. Just know about that a new cartridge is coming out.


lsujunky
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Is it going to be the same case dimensions as the 338F? Because the 6.5CM uses the 308 as a parent case and so does the 338F. The 6.5 is just necked down and the 338 is just necked up 308. My google fu brings up nothing.


bbvdd
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re: .338 Federal Rifle
The 6.5cm isn’t quiet the same as the .308 necked down. That’s the .260

It’s very close but the 6.5 cm has a slightly larger diameter at the shoulder. The parent case is the failed .30 tc.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Im sure itll duplicate the .338 fed exactly but prosper due to the much cooler name


ChatRabbit77
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Im sure itll duplicate the .338 fed exactly but prosper due to the much cooler name

From what I saw from Q testing it, they say that it will be like .300blk's big brother in that you can run subs and supers well. I don't think many are running subs with .338 federal.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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So uh, exactly what i said


ChatRabbit77
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So uh, exactly what i said

Basically. Supers should run close to .338 federal. Subs should just be a larger diameter, harder hitting .300blk.


lsujunky
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300BO big brother

If I want to shoot subs my 338 spectra is for that


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lsujunky
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The parent case is the failed .30 tc.


Which was based off the 308.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I'm assuming Creedmore is a company? Their business model is genius.

Either way, if it duplicated the .338 federal it'll be a good performer. Now we just need a .338-06 creedmore


lsujunky
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Birth of the 6.5 Creedmoor. If care to read about it


257WBY
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Nothing wrong with a .338 Federal, but it just hasn’t caught on. Ammo may be hard to find.


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bbvdd
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re: .338 Federal Rifle
Well aware. I have one and reload.


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Propagandalf
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Subs should just be a larger diameter, harder hitting .300blk.


What is this new cartridge? The market isn't begging for a big brother to a very niche close range sub round, 300BLK. A super heavy bullet traveling subsonic is going to have shite ballistics. I don't see the appeal from an agency, military, enthusiast or casual shooters perspective.
This post was edited on 2/9 at 11:18 pm


ChatRabbit77
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Propagandalf

Oh, I don't disagree, I was just stating it's purpose. 6.5 Grendel honestly seems like the best choice for anything in the AR15 platform right now even in SBRs.


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6.5 Grendel honestly seems like the best choice for anything in the AR15 platform right now even in SBRs


Mah dude


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