.338 Marlin Express by Hornady, FTX, One Cartridge Not A Box.
For more information, please see below.
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Please Note on the above picture of two cartridges on right side, for size comparison: Left is .338″ Marlin Express, Right is .308″ Marlin Express.
One Cartridge, not a box: .338 Marlin Express factory loaded by Hornady Manufacturing Company, USA using new Hornady brass cases with a “HORNADY 338 MARLIN EXP” Head-Stamp and loaded with a Hornady 200 grain, FTX® or my short name of PCJHP, for (Plastic Covered Jacketed Hollow Point) projectile.
History of the .338 Marlin Express Cartridge:
The 338 Marlin Express was introduced in 2009 as the newest in a line of cartridges designed for the Marlin Level-Action Rifles.This new 338 caliber is the big brother to the .308 Marlin Express introduced in 2007, only .338 caliber vs .308 caliber Marlin Express.
Below is from the Hornady Web-Site, taken in 2009:
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.