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diametrik 7
12-18-2007, 3:43 PM
These were shipped to me by mistake, can anybody use it ?
1 box each of:
338 FEDERAL 185 Gr BARNES Triple-Shock, Federal Premium Vital-Shok P338FC
338 FEDERAL 210 Gr NOSLER Partition, Federal Premium Vital-Shok P338FB
$25. per box. Check higher prices at Midway.

Location is Walnut Creek, Nor Cal Bay Area
Thanks !!

mike100
12-18-2007, 3:55 PM
I'm intrigued by the caliber myself.

This is a sign..do not sell the ammo, just buy a rifle in that caliber...problem solved.

rivviepop
12-18-2007, 5:41 PM
I go to look it up and I read:

"... The caliber was designed to arrive at 1000 meters with enough energy to penetrate 5 layers of military body armor and still make the kill. The effective range of this caliber is about 1 mile (1600meters) and in the right shooting conditions, it could come very close to the 2000 meter mark, ..."

(http://www.snipercentral.com/338.htm)

wow.

diametrik 7
12-19-2007, 9:32 AM
A sign ? More like an opportunity. For you, or anybody who like you is intrigued by the caliber.. Will you seize the opportunity ?:D

I'm intrigued by the caliber myself.

This is a sign..do not sell the ammo, just buy a rifle in that caliber...problem solved.

diametrik 7
12-22-2007, 9:04 AM
btt

diametrik 7
12-29-2007, 4:27 PM
:confused: 338 Federal Vital-Shok is Still here. Anybody got anything interesting to trade ?

Hunter
12-29-2007, 6:48 PM
I go to look it up and I read:

"... The caliber was designed to arrive at 1000 meters with enough energy to penetrate 5 layers of military body armor and still make the kill. The effective range of this caliber is about 1 mile (1600meters) and in the right shooting conditions, it could come very close to the 2000 meter mark, ..."

(http://www.snipercentral.com/338.htm)

wow.

Wrong caliber reference. Your note above is for the .338 Lapua. The .338 Federal is a .308 case necked up to .338. It has the same energy as the 7mm Rem Mag but less kick. Also on par with the 30-06 as well. It is not even in the same playing field as the .338 Lapua which has more muzzle energy at 500 yrds than the .338 Federal does at the muzzle.

diametrik 7
01-03-2008, 2:57 PM
OK, good info on .338 Federal. So can anybody use this brand new ammo..

Wrong caliber reference. Your note above is for the .338 Lapua. The .338 Federal is a .308 case necked up to .338. It has the same energy as the 7mm Rem Mag but less kick. Also on par with the 30-06 as well. It is not even in the same playing field as the .338 Lapua which has more muzzle energy at 500 yrds than the .338 Federal does at the muzzle.

rivviepop
01-03-2008, 3:13 PM
Wrong caliber reference. Your note above is for the .338 Lapua. The .338 Federal is a .308 case necked up to .338. It has the same energy as the 7mm Rem Mag but less kick. Also on par with the 30-06 as well. It is not even in the same playing field as the .338 Lapua which has more muzzle energy at 500 yrds than the .338 Federal does at the muzzle.

Thanks for the clarification. I'll have to be sure to tell folks I'm in awe of the .338 Lapua round specifically in the future. :)