He was being Sarcastic, and if you really amp up the 300's with the large pills in a improved version they keep up with the 338 in the 1000-1400 type range.Tom punches 2000 Yrds with his 338 LAI,65# rig. Sorry slow on keyboard, hunt the distance
But what happens when you really amp up the 338's with the heavy bullets?
I think a edge is a pretty good cheap gun, is there better sure. Just at what expense and gain.
I did get he was joking around. That is the bad thing with the internet you cannot get the full extent of a persons intentions.
Higher bc and Better barrel life than the 300, will slide into a magazine with the bullet seated way out, more energy and its effective range is greater than the 300's. Sure the 300's are flatter but with a good scope does that really matter? Are a few more clicks of elevation that big of a deal? And now that hornady have a CHEAP 338 amax(compared to others) so its now economical to shoot the 338! I was trying to choose between the 30 and 338nm and i went with the 338 for the reason i listed.
Now if u really like the 338 edge, i cant argue against it! Unless u want to use a standard mag.
__________________ "...I shoot big cartridges, not because I am ego bound, not because they are needed to kill big game when well placed shots are made, but when an error is made, they will get you out of trouble more often then a lesser round."
I can't post pictures from my phone, feel free Shawn. John also has a reamer for 338 norma improved, it's the exact same except the neck of course. The beauty of the norma is you throat em for real bullets and still use as a repeater. My 338 LIMP on the right has the proper freebore for 300 grain smk and hybrid, but is a single shot. I have always believed that your potential precision is much greater if the rifle allows you to see impacts. So my personal preference for rifle weight for a given cartridge might be heavier than a lot of folks. We are doing these first 300's at 12 lbs, and if it jumps to much, a heavier barrel will be on order.
My 338 accuracy is at 2990 with a 300 hybrid, wind drift at a mile is 106.27 inches at the last field data I had entered.
The 300 will drive 230 hybrids safely to 3150, same parameters entered, wind at a mile is 120.71 inches.
338's will always have an energy advantage, but the 30 has sufficient energy.... a lot less violence on my end of it though.
My current 338 weighs 22 lbs, and I spot hits well at that weight.