.338 Winchester Magnum
|.338 Winchester Magnum|
|caliber||.338 Winchester Magnum|
|Sleeve shape||Rimless with pull-out groove with belt|
|Floor ⌀||8.61 mm|
|Cartridge bottom ⌀||13.51 mm|
|Sleeve length||63.50 mm|
|Cartridge length||Max. 84.84 mm|
|Bullet weight||13–17.5 g
(200–270 grain )
|Speed v 0||approx. 780-880 m / s|
|Max. Gas pressure||4300 bar|
|Bullet energy E 0||approx. 5,000 years|
|Lists on the subject|
The .338 Winchester Magnum is part of a family of high-performance Winchester Magnum cartridges started by Winchester in 1956, all of which are based on a similar belt case. The case corresponds to that of the .375 Holland & Holland Magnum cartridge , which has been tapered to 8.6 mm and shortened to 64 mm.
The Wildcat .334 OKH developed by Charlie O'Neil Elmer Keith and Don Hopkins can be regarded as the forefather of the .338 Winchester Magnum . This was based on the case of the .300 H&H Magnum cartridge, which in turn was based on the case of the .375 Holland & Holland Magnum . The .338 Winchester Magnum is a .334 OKH expanded for a .338 bullet.
It was introduced in 1958 together with the .264 Winchester Magnum cartridge . It was supposed to close the gap between the .30 caliber cartridges and those of the .375 caliber Holland & Holland . For more related cartridges, see the Winchester Magnum Cartridge List .
- CIP 338 Win. Mag. (PDF, 93.6 kB) ( Memento from September 30, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
- Frank C. Barnes, Holt Bodinson, Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges of the World, ISBN 978-0-89689-936-0 , p. 198
- Holt Bodinson, The 338 Winchester Magnum: King Of The Elk Cartridges , Guns Magazine, November 2000 (accessed on November 27, 2009) ( Memento from July 10, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
- .338 Winchester Magnum at reloadbench.com ( Memento from September 30, 2017 in the Internet Archive )