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Unread 08-20-2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: 300 or 338

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My belief:

.30 for under 1000

.338 for over 1000


+1 on .300, especially with the 9lb criteria.
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    Unread 08-20-2012, 08:56 AM
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    Re: 300 or 338

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    My belief:

    .30 for under 1000

    .338 for over 1000
    I have two .338 caliber wildcats (supressed) based off the 300 RUM case. I also have a .308 caliber wildcat based off the 300 RUM. For the .338's I shoot the 300g Berger VLD'S and get 2800 - 2900 FPS with 94.0 - 95.0g of H1000 and CCI 250 primers.

    I am working up a load for the .308 230g Berger with the same powder/primer combo.

    I have no doubt the 230g VLD will perform well in the 1,000 - 2,000 range.

    Recoil?? IMO, If you shoot magnums and are concerned about recoil, you need to consider a smaller caliber.
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    Unread 08-20-2012, 10:05 PM
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    Re: 300 or 338

    I run a switch barrel. 300wm and a .338 RUM. run the same bolt, switch the barrel out in 60 seconds.
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    Unread 08-20-2012, 10:42 PM
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    Re: 300 or 338

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    I run a switch barrel. 300wm and a .338 RUM. run the same bolt, switch the barrel out in 60 seconds.
    That's cool!!!
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    Unread 08-20-2012, 11:03 PM
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    Re: 300 or 338

    My biggest is a 7mm rem mag also. If I were in your shoes I would jump the next rung on the ladder (.30)and go .338 but I'm not and don't plan on killing anything over 1000 so I'm content.
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    Unread 08-22-2012, 01:11 AM
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    Re: 300 or 338

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    My belief:

    .30 for under 1000

    .338 for over 1000
    Pretty solid theory. I'd limit the 300wm though to 800 for large tough and/or dangerous game however.
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    Unread 08-22-2012, 10:11 AM
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    Re: 300 or 338

    The big 338's cannot do anything at 1,000 yds that a 300 RUM cannot do just as well (except deliver more ft. lbs. of energy). Where the big 338's really shine is at 1,200 to 2,00 yds. At those distances, the differences are very noticable. The big 338's are more expensive to shoot, even if you reload yourself. So, unless you really need a big 338, I would stick with the 300 RUM.

    I am currently in the process of gathering parts for a 338 Lapua improved build. Guess I can't take my own advice. :-)
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