Re: .308 warbird questions.
Evening JDJONES >> Now you can say you've at least heard from reputable sources of a Lazz cartridge that meets or exceeds advertised velocities. Published data being 3550 fps from a 27" barrel. My actual load being 3511 fps from a 26" barrel. And accomplishing it pretty easily. Have considered many times getting 50 to rebarrel with a 28" - 30" Lilja, but the way this darn thing is shooting now, I can't bring myself to break it apart.
I don't know what ballistic performance you're looking for "keep what you kill" but the advertised velocity seems to be fairly easy to reach with the new lots of brass I'm getting from Lazz. Mine's the Sako TRG-S. From a performance standpoint in only a 26" barrel, it's right there at the top of the heap of .308 cal. magnums. If ya think cost will be such a debilitating factor for ya, I'd certainly agree with the above suggestions and go with a .300 RUM. It'll get ya close to Warbird performance. But if ya really want a Warbird, I'd definitely search one out. They're a hoot to play with. Good luck to ya. >> klallen