Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Available Medium Bore Calibers

Cost Effective Rifle Cartridges Part 18: Available Medium Bore Cartridge Chamberings

The medium bore cartridges, in the US, are a category on the verge of disappearing. Of all of them,
only the 338 Winchester Magnum shows significant new chamberings and active dynamics, even growth. The others appear to be going away, with zero to five new chamberings available for the 8x57 (8mm Mauser), 338 Federal, 340 Weatherby Magnum, 35 Whelen, 358 Winchester, and 9.3x62. While few chamberings are expected for the European 8x57 and 9.3x62 and for the classy but never popular 35 Whelen, we are disappointed to see such disaffection for the sensible 338 Federal, the very punchy 340 Weatherby Magnum, and the powerful 358 Winchester.

  • Recommended medium bore chambering: 338 Winchester Magnum

Next we analyze available chamberings for big bore rifles... So come back soon!

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