What weighs 15 pounds, kicks like a .22-250, has as much energy at 800 yards as the .308 has at the muzzle, and can reliably hit man-sized targets at more than 2000 yards? Usually, the answer would’ve been nothing. As of 2008 however, there’s an answer! It’s emerged in the form of a .338 rifle, the .338 Xtreme Tactical, and its companion cartridge the .338 Xtreme, both of which are manufactured by Xtreme Machining.
The .338 Xtreme Tactical is the result of a collaboration of a number of individuals skilled in long-range shooting, gun building and cartridge design. The prime movers behind the system were Olan London, a ballistic experimenter and successful competitor in 1000-yard benchrest and .50-caliber competition, and Bob Zelenky, master machinist and proprietor of Xtreme Machining and a skilled long-range shooter in his own right.