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Old 08-29-2012, 09:04 PM
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Re: 300 or 338

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I have been going to my hunting club with bigbuck he has been shooting 1000 they just picked the corn now he can get 1445 if i ranged it right,he shoots a 300 ultramag i beleive im working my way up but i dont a fancy scope just a 3x9x40 charles daily no mill or moa dials, or computer. lol.
"computer" HEE HEE . you are more than welcome to shoot my rifle next time . but I must warn you first. Once you pull the trigger on it at 1000, you will be buying a remington
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Re: 300 or 338

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I have been going to my hunting club with bigbuck he has been shooting 1000 they just picked the corn now he can get 1445 if i ranged it right,he shoots a 300 ultramag i beleive im working my way up but i dont have a fancy scope just a 3x9x40 charles daily no mill or moa dials, or computer. lol.
There's a good many who have shot successfully to a mile and beyond with even the 7saum, 7mm STW, 300wm, and 300rum.

Beyond 1,200yds I don't think I'd be comfortable shooting elk sized or large/dangerous game with anything less than the .338 Rum under any circumstances but that's just me.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:31 AM
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There's a good many who have shot successfully to a mile and beyond with even the 7saum, 7mm STW, 300wm, and 300rum.

Beyond 1,200yds I don't think I'd be comfortable shooting elk sized or large/dangerous game with anything less than the .338 Rum under any circumstances but that's just me.
I agree. We only have white tail deer in our hunting areas. I plan on shooting this barrel out and ordering a 30" HART in .338 and turning my rum into a .338 Edge.
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Re: 300 or 338

In my own hunting experience there isn't a great difference in killing power between the 7mm Mag and the .300's when both bullets are properly placed but the .338 is a significant step up - it simply kills bigger game better.
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I am going to have a new rifle built and am really struggeling on 300 win mag to 338 edge. Somewhere in there is where I want to land but not sure. Will definetly have a muzzle break and be around 9 lb. rifle before scope. I want to enjoy shooting it without taking a beating. I have a .30-06 and 7mm mag so I want something larger pretty much for elk, long range shots, sub 1/2 moa, and just fun.

What caliber is a good balance of recoil and velocity within the caliber range above?

Thanks for the help.

Having read all of the post I will add my 2 cents.

As we all know bullet weight has a very large effect on recoil so with that in mind and the intended
use I would have to say the best choice in that range of cartriges would be the 300 RUM.

I am a big fan of the 338s and have many but they are at there best with 225 to 300 grain bullets.

The 300 rum works well with 165s to 210s. they can handle the 240s but if you need/want a
bullet this heavy the 338 would be the obvious choice.

The 300 RUM Is very popular for a reason. Powerful, flat shooting, very accurate and reasonable
cost of ammo (Not cheep , but reasonable).

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Re: 300 or 338

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"computer" HEE HEE . you are more than welcome to shoot my rifle next time . but I must warn you first. Once you pull the trigger on it at 1000, you will be buying a remington
no way i will keep what i have {RUGER} if i had all the GARB.you have and couldnt hit bulls eye in 4 shots i would trash it to peices.LOL

i hope you aint planning on carrying it to the woods hunting
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:39 PM
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Re: 300 or 338

[QUOTE=Broz;687604]Sorry but I disagree, and so does internet pricing at midway on your brass prices.

First the 338 EDGE (338/300 rum) and 338 Lapua are almost identical in ballistics. But it you want to push the 338 LM in Lapua brass you have the option and it will out preform the EDGE by a very small margin. If you load them both to the max load of, lets say 92 gr of H-1000 with a 300 gr bullet the REM brass will start to have loose primer pockets at 3 or 4 firings. However the Lapua brass will be going strong for long after.

I just checked www.midwayusa and the cost of REM 300 RUM brass is $109 per 100. The cost of 338 LM is $280 per 100. So once you have tossed 3 sets of the "less expensive brass" and the LM brass is still going strong the LM has now become the better value. If you take into consideration the brass quality the LM wins hands down. So if you cull 20% of the REM now where are you?

Not sure where you got your info but I can tell you after owning both my statements are correct.

Jeff


Hey Jeff...

No doubt that Lapua brass is much better than Remington or Winchester, etc. if Lapua made .300 RUM brass, I would use it! I shoot two different .338 Tejas Wildcats both custom rifles with TBAC .338 supressors. My hunting rifle has a sendero contoured 29" barrel and my competition version has a 32" heavy tactical barrel. which is the 338/300 RUM with at steep (Ackley like but steeper) shoulder. The first rifle I shoot 94.0g of H1000 with 300g Bergers and the second rifle I shoot 95.0g of H1000. I am not going to knock the 338 LM round but my point was that if you are shooting hotter loads you will only get 4 or 5 firings before the primer pockets loosen up. I would rather use and throw away a lower cost Remington .300 RUM piece of brass vs. throwing way a much higher cost piece of Lapua Brass. That was my point.

Question, could you even get 95g in a .338 LM case with a 300g Berger??

Sean Carlock from Defensive Edge was loading 106g of H1000 in his 338+P LRKM but has since backed it down a few grains. Still close to 100g of H1000 though.
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