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I'm putting this out there to all who own a 338MX rifle. I have a few boxes of Hornady ammo and I have been buying brass when I see it on sale. So far I have only seen Hornady brass. I'm wondering if I should continue to stock up on brass in case manufacturers decide to stop making components for this cartridge. I have dies and some stock of Hornady bullets but it does not look like Marlin is making these rifles.
 

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I don't have a 338 MX, but like the other members here with a 308 ME, I have also stocked up on components.
Yeah--I guess it is better to be safe than sorry but I feel like I'm hoarding. I did buy dies for both 308ME and 338ME calibers----I guess we have to be self sufficient on some of these non mainstream calibers.
 

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i highly doubt if the rifles will ever be produced again.
same with the 444 375 and 308mx...
but there will always be a few around here and there.
hard to say but i believe hornady will continue to make the
ammo even if its just a run here and there.
at one time i owned one of each but they sat so i finally
decided to let someone else enjoy them.
 

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Same situation with the 307 and 356 Winchester. I have bought many boxes of loaded ammo in 356 and have a lifetime supply of new 307 brass. Another consideration is just the politically caused component shortages. I have dies and components squirreled away for everything I shoot.
 

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Same situation with the 307 and 356 Winchester. I have bought many boxes of loaded ammo in 356 and have a lifetime supply of new 307 brass. Another consideration is just the politically caused component shortages. I have dies and components squirreled away for everything I shoot.
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Another consideration is just the politically caused component shortages. I have dies and components squirreled away for everything I shoot.
+1, Always buy the dies and brass for whatever I shoot. Never know when those items might become expensive to nonexistent.

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Same situation with the 307 and 356 Winchester. I have bought many boxes of loaded ammo in 356 and have a lifetime supply of new 307 brass. Another consideration is just the politically caused component shortages. I have dies and components squirreled away for everything I shoot.

Yep. I had one of each on them as well.
I guess the allure of owning something different just didn't last.
I don't get why these great cartriges are not being produced and offered up
in new rifles...but I hold out hope with Henry.
If anybody does it they might.
They did finally do a 35.
 

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I stock up on components for my .338MXs and brass for my .308MXs. It is actually cheaper to buy factory ammo and save the brass, from what I have found. I have enough now to likely last many years. Bullets are my short fall, might need a few more. Worse come to worse, can use cast which I would rather not in this caliber or have a two shot rifle with other production bullets. don't forget about Hawk Bullets.
 

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I don't think those rifles will ever be made by Remington, 'cuz they don't know how to build them to pass function tests............

That said, .............I think the components will always be available in the market, but you'll need to search them out...........NOT at Walmart or Cabela's, either!

As I, and others have done with the 356, 444, and others...........stock up on Brass and Bullets and don't worry about the future..............I know more than a few guys running smoothly with 300/303 Savages, 250-3000 Savages, 7-30 Waters and others.............

None of these calibers are for NON Re-loaders, but the shooter should know that when acquiring the rifle................

Tom
 

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Is the only brass to use to form 338 ME the 376 Steyr?
 

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The next obama will try to eliminate (as much as possible) all Civilian ammunition and components. I'd rather feel like a hoarder than a guy with no ammo.
 

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I seem to only shoot obsolete and odd-ball cartridges so I think of 338ME as main-stream. Even 35 Remington ammo and brass will occasionally be hard to find.
If I can find components to load and shoot my 50-70 Gov't Sharps carbine, then a 338ME won't be a problem.
200 pieces of brass will last a long time. Just don't get crazy and buy 400 pieces like I did with the 50-70. That stuff lasts forever.
 

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The next obama will try to eliminate (as much as possible) all Civilian ammunition and components. I'd rather feel like a hoarder than a guy with no ammo.
Yeah--The way things have been going the Obamalites will choke gun owners with a combo of fees and registration renewals to hurt us in the pocketbook. Then choke off reloading components or put unreasonable restrictions on shipping powder and primers. We cannot allow another Obama to reign.
 
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