New to me - 338-06 AI

orchemo

Handloader
Dec 13, 2006
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Worked into a deal and ended up with a Thompson Encore barrel in 338-06 AI.

Came with fire formed brass and dies and a few hand loads.

Looked around here and found load data. Just finished making some 210 PT with RL-15.

Will have to wait until next weekend for range time, but the 338-06AI adds some punch to my Encore set-up
 

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DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
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JD nailed it when he pronounced that a powerhouse. Oh, yeah, that'll do.
 

Johnly

Beginner
Dec 12, 2020
49
15
I bought some of the Midway bullets for my 338 Federal, but they would be great in the 338-06 AI as well.
 

RL338

Handloader
Mar 23, 2017
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I have a 30/06 that I’m just unhappy with , I keep thinking of doing a 338/06. Maybe someday.
 

orchemo

Handloader
Dec 13, 2006
535
13
little range time to determine the right, then chrono it.

It is an TC Encore so the barrel is long (26 inches) compared to the length of the overall rifle, thus should gain a little speed.
 
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