New for 2009
The 338 Marlin Express
is the newest in a line of
cartridges designed for
the Marlin Level-Action
This new 338 caliber
is the big brother to the
308 Marlin Express
introduced in 2007.
$ 3.25 per
338 Marlin Express
Below is from the Hornady Web-Site:
The 338 Marlin Express is the latest in a very successful, pedigreed family of cartridges
that have been taking the hunting world by storm over the past three years.
Hornady engineers were charged with getting every ounce of performance out of the Marlin
platform, so they delivered a revolutionary medium bore cartridge based loosely on the 376
Steyr, a short action powerhouse.
They added an abbreviated rim and shortened the cartridge slightly and necked it down to
.338". The resulting cartridge delivers astounding ballistics; driving the very efficient 200
grain FTX bullet at an amazing 2,565 fps from a 24" Marlin XLR.
The bullet has a B.C. of .430 and matches 180 grain 30-06 ballistics in terms of
energy and trajectory out to 400 yards.
The 200 grain FTX is built tough and designed for hunting large game like elk, moose and
bear but would be equally at home hunting whitetails.
The 338 Marlin Express is the first ever long-range, big game levergun specific cartridge to
hit the market, and opens a new class of hunting to the levergun.