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….is nowhere to be found, save for a few boxes of core-lokts and some ELD-Xs.


So WTH, did all the ammo companies decide to quit loading 338 at the same time? I get the shortages, and runs, etc, but I never thought almost EVERYTHING would be unavailable.


I guess I’ll see how 225gr core-lokts kill elk. In a gun that big, bullet selection can’t be too particular.


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I probably hit more elk with a pickup than you have with a rifle.


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If you're one of the guys who prefers to shoot elk within 250 yards, relative accuracy isn't really critical. Core loks may seem pretty pedestrian but I've seen them kill just about every animal I can think of and recovered a bunch of them for guys and they always had a perfect mushroom. They shoot very well in a lot of rifles also... give them a try and see how they shoot in your rifle.


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I'm with Bob, if they shoot, I wouldn't worry too much them working fine.


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Assuming that they have decent accuracy from your rifle, you could do far worse than the CoreLock! It will work fine as long as you don’t try an extreme “raking” shot! JMO. memtb


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Don't know about Core-Lokt's but I wouldn't worry.
I do know Hornady 225 Spire Points work just fine!


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They perform nicely in a 338. 👍


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I have not seen 338 win mag in over 2 years. I asked the Barnes rep at the Hunting Expo last year about it. He said they had finally got primers and brass to manufacture. They are here in Utah and I still haven’t seen any.

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Interesting. I just saw 200 rounds yesterday when going through my ammo supply. I haven't had to look for factory 338wm in more than 20 years.. With that being said, there's no elk that the 338 225gr coreloct will bounce off of. I'd use them if that is all I had. Now really isn't the time to be worried about finding ammo for elk season though. I would have been on that way in advance. When was the last time you shot that rifle????


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.


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Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.

Why, when there are so many good used rifles out there? Ruger m77's, pre 64 Winchester model 70's, and classic model 70's... Just sayin.


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Now really isn't the time to be worried about finding ammo for elk season though. I would have been on that way in advance. When was the last time you shot that rifle????


I know.

I reload and have another .338, but we moved a few months ago and all of my reloading stuff is packed up and I want to use my new rifle.


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I probably hit more elk with a pickup than you have with a rifle.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.

Why, when there are so many good used rifles out there? Ruger m77's, pre 64 Winchester model 70's, and classic model 70's... Just sayin.


That’s what I did. Found a classic stainless 70, had the 26” barrel cut back to 23” and put it in a bansner stock that I finished myself.


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I probably hit more elk with a pickup than you have with a rifle.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.

Why, when there are so many good used rifles out there? Ruger m77's, pre 64 Winchester model 70's, and classic model 70's... Just sayin.

With some exceptions prices for used are not much below new, so


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Even though core-lokts have changed over the years, they always worked for me. I'd guess roughly have the elk I've killed was with the 338.


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Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.

Why, when there are so many good used rifles out there? Ruger m77's, pre 64 Winchester model 70's, and classic model 70's... Just sayin.

With some exceptions prices for used are not much below new, so
That's true but lots of models aren't in production or discontinued. If your an lefty like me it's used unless your paying for soemthing custom or semi custom. I'm just darn lucky to have found a new Ruger 338RCM some years back and more recently an Ruger 338win and Winchester M70 338win. All lefties BTW. Availability is an huge issue past few years.

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Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.

Why, when there are so many good used rifles out there? Ruger m77's, pre 64 Winchester model 70's, and classic model 70's... Just sayin.

With some exceptions prices for used are not much below new, so

Used gun Prices are way below new prices. You just have to be smart and find the deals..


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

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Originally Posted by bellydeep
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by Dogslife57
Not just ammo. Try to find a new production 338 win mag rifle that's not a mossberg, savage, or ruger.

Why, when there are so many good used rifles out there? Ruger m77's, pre 64 Winchester model 70's, and classic model 70's... Just sayin.


That’s what I did. Found a classic stainless 70, had the 26” barrel cut back to 23” and put it in a bansner stock that I finished myself.


Sounds damn near perfect. Hard to go wrong with a classic model 70. Blued or stainless, either one.


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

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Belly,.

I hunted and killed many elk with an 8mm Rem Mag shooting a 220 grain Hornady interlock. The interlock is not substantially different from the core lock. Keep your shots within reason for what ever accuracy you get from the core locks and hunt with confidence. I shoot elk with a 7mm 162 grain ELDX these days and am here to tell you the ELDX will do the same. You can not go wrong with either bullet.

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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Sounds damn near perfect. Hard to go wrong with a classic model 70. Blued or stainless, either one.


That b!tch ate up a new Burris FFII 3-9x40 tonight.

I guess I’ll see if she can whip a 6x36 Leupold.


Originally Posted by shrapnel
I probably hit more elk with a pickup than you have with a rifle.


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