Elmer Keith


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M99M12
September 16, 2005, 05:25 PM
:confused: What was the minimum Keith held for BIG game, Elk and so on. .33 cal., 250 grains, ?. Was it 2200 FPS?

Me and a friend are "discussing" this. He say 2500. I say 2200. A walk to the store depends on this. ;)

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AlleninAlaska
September 16, 2005, 06:19 PM
Can't say for sure but probably 2200 FPS as the powders available back then(1940's) would be hard to get a 250 grain bullet to 2500 FPS in the .333 OKH. To this day it is hard to get a 250 grain bullet to 2500 FPS from 22" barrel in a 338-06.

mustanger98
September 16, 2005, 07:14 PM
Better consult Mr. Keith's book, "Hell, I Was There".

M99M12
September 17, 2005, 05:56 PM
Thanks, Allen. My friend's buying for the Loudon race come Sunday. :D

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