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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2020, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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I saw an ad on Armslist the other day for a new, unfired SS Hawkeye, so I struck a deal with the fella and took a ride this morning to pick it up. I'm pretty sure I have a good companion scope for it, but I'll think on that for a few days before mounting it.

I got 3 boxes of shells with it too, just at to sweeten the deal a bit. It's a .338RCM and the ammo is 225gr SST Hornady. Now to make some room in my Ruger cabinet 😁
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Very nice!! I wanted a 338 or bigger but never got one. Now a bum shoulder won't allow it. FYI, one those boxes is 200 gr not 225 gr. Gives you a chance to see which weights it likes best tho.

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Thanks, and by golly one is actually 200gr. I actually already have both weights for my "other" .338RCM ....LOL. My first is a SS 20" barrel version with iron sights that I put into a Ruger walnut stock. This one is just like my all weather Hawkeye in .35 Whelen that also found it's way into a Ruger walnut stock somewhere along the line.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2020, 09:54 AM
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That is a very good find. There is not a thing on this continent that you can't hunt with confidence with the 338RCM. I personally like the 20 incher better but wonder if it gives a complete powder burn with that burn volume. However in the end the critter won't know what length the barrel was.

My latest coyote rifle is a 243 with a 20 inch barrel and I know it gives up a little in fps but then coyotes can't run 3500 fps anyway!
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