Hawk Cartridges were developed through long hours of testing.  338 Hawk Test Data

Fred Designed the 338 Hawk because he had been carrying a 338-06 hunting for many years and loved it... He, like most folks wished it had just a little more useful range.  The 338 Hawk is an extremely versatile wildcat.

The following loads were tested in four different guns. This offers a little more insight into the capabilities of this exciting cartridge. Compare this information to published loads for the 338 Winchester Magnum, you will be pleasantly surprised. If that does not impress you look up the ballistics for the 338-06 the closest cousin of the 338 Hawk. 

For more complete load data you can purchase the Hawk Reloading Manual.

26" Douglas Barrel, Mauser 98, Velocities listed are average for that load.

180gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip

Velocity
3099

200gr. Speer
Velocity
2851

210gr. Nosler Partition
Velocity
2835

250gr. Speer Grand Slam
Velocity
2503

24" Dougala Barrel, Remington 700. Velocities listed are average for that load.

225gr. Hornady Spitzer
Velocity
2662

230gr. Hawk Spitzer
Velocity
2617

230 gr. Hawk Round Nose
Velocity
2578


Loads tested in a 23" Shilen Barrel, Mauser 98

225 gr. Hornady Spitzer
Velocity
2759

225 gr. Speer spsp
Velocity
2588
2592
2700
2745

230 gr. Hawk Round Nose
Velocity
2725

Complete data is available in the Hawk Reloading Manual.

Maximum loads should be approached with extreme caution. No two guns are alike, and while these loads were safe in these four firearms they may not be safe in your firearm.  Always wear hearing and eye protection when loading and shooting.

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