Originally Posted by Big ugly
Big Ugly Sr has this thing sighted in a 600 yards. I was wondering if it would reach out farther than that. I have hit a 10 inch gong at 800 yards with my 8mm I was wondering if the .338 will reach out that far and hit a 10 inch gong or am I gonna be all over the place.
here is a youtube of a 300 win mag reaching out to 1011 yards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssh8Vsbvn2A
so its probably the MAX effective range is about 1200 -1300 yards. any farther and you want more bang for your buck and have to go to a .338 lapua.
Here are the ballistics for a .338 win mag round
Muzzle vel: 2800fps
Ballistic Coefficient: .430
Target distance: 1000yards
Target zero:1000 yards
Vel at target: 1192
Energy at target: 710 ft.lb
Heres you some graphs BU!