Ruger’s New Compacts: The .30 RCM and .38 RCM
The concern with larger bullets in the .338 Fed. is that they will eat up too much powder capacity, reducing...
The concern with larger bullets in the .338 Fed. is that they will eat up too much powder capacity, reducing performance to sub-par levels. The .338 RCM takes direct aim at this supposedly weak chink in the .338 Fed.’s armor. Hornady’s two initial offerings will be a 200-gr. SST and a 225-gr. SST, which Hornady says will exit the muzzle at 2,850 fps and 2,710 fps, respectively.
How much of an advantage will this give the .338 RCM? It’s a good question. The real measure of success for a new caliber is the number of rifle makers that pick up on the chambering, so we won’t be able to accurately judge this for another couple years.