338 Win. Mag.

Norma Oryx 230 gr
Weight
14.9 g / 230 gr
Ballistic coefficient
0.37

Norma Oryx 230 gr

Norma Oryx 230 gr
Product number
#20185112

​​Velocity

V0 840 m/s 2756 f/s
V100 759 m/s 2514 f/s
V200 683 m/s 2284 f/s
V300 612 m/s 2066 f/s

Energy

E0 5259 J 3880 ft.-lb.
E100 4299 J 3228 ft.-lb.
E200 3481 J 2665 ft.-lb.
E300 2790 J 2181 ft.-lb.

Winddrift

100 m 100 yds 31 mm 0.9 in
200 m 200 yds 130 mm 3.8 in
300 m 300 yds 308 mm 8.9 in

Winddrift in mm for a 5 m/s cross wind

Winddrift in inches for a 10 m.p.h cross wind

Zero range, meters

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X meter. For sights 40mm above bore

50 m 80 m 100 m 150 m 200 m 300 m
80 -3 -6 -52 -145 -495
100 0 5 -43 -133 -477
150 15 27 29 -76 -391
200 33 55 66 57 -277

Sighting distance in yards

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X yards. For sights 1,6 inch above bore

50 yds 100 yds 150 yds 200 yds 300 yds
50 0.3 -0.9 -3.5 -14
100 -0.1 -1.3 -4 -14.7
150 0.3 0.8 -2.4 -12.2
200 0.9 2 1.8 -8.7

338 Win. Mag.

Two years after the introduction of the short .458 Win. Mag, two cartridges with unusual bullet diameters were marketed by Winchester. Quite unusually they were both named using their true bullet diameters. After a good start the .264 Winchester Magnum turned out not entirely to be what it was supposed to and it quickly began to fade away. But its big brother hit it big. The .338 Winchester Magnum is one of the most popular magnum cartridges for large American game. Not surprisingly, as it uses heavy bullets with a moderate velocity resulting in a well-controlled expansion and a very good penetration - the time proven recipe of an efficient killer. Maybe even more important the moderate velocity makes the recoil tolerable to most hunters. The trajectory is slightly higher when compared to the faster big bore magnums, but under actual hunting conditions this is rarely the decisive factor for success. Due to the ratio between the case capacity and the bullet diameter of the .338 it is not a true magnum in the sense that it will not be at its best with the slowest burning powders. It remains, however, a very good cartridge for all-round big game hunting all over the world from deer to the largest antelope.