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338/378 wby vs 338LM

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Unread 01-03-2009, 11:41 AM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

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Of the two, the Lapua. My choice would be the ultra or the edge.
338 rum r 338 lapa
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Unread 01-03-2009, 06:11 PM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

SInce I just went down this road myself I can only say what I know> You are welcome.

I purchased a Savage Target action (undesignated) and made a bolt pistol with 17" barrel in 338 X 378 Improved. Then I bought the longer Savage/Stevens action in 300 Win Mag. Took the barrel off and sold it for $75. so now I have an action that cost me $200. SInce I make my own stocks I just had the $300. for the barrel and I have velocity gains over the Lapua improved by several hundred feet per second.

I agree with the guys that the Norma Brass does not stack up to the Lapua brass. But, I am shooting little tiny bughole groups at 100 yards and 1.5" at 500 yards. Not sure about case life but since I am not racing it, should be just fine. Guess the next thing would be to place a 32-36 inch barrel on the rifle and see what kind of velocity gains I would get.

Just some thoughts

Neal
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Unread 01-03-2009, 07:13 PM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

Wow 1.5" at 500yds sounds to good to be true? Even from a 338-378 imp wby case, sure would like to see that 500yd group.
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Unread 01-03-2009, 07:28 PM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

Kodiak, AK you name the time. The bullet is one of the very best quality bullets I have ever shot. I do not own another gun that consistantly shoots this well. I have a lot of very good shooters but the big bores just shoot lights out.

Neal
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Unread 01-03-2009, 07:51 PM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

Come to think of it, isn't the world record 2.5 or 2.6 at a thousand yards? Read and article last week where a 14 year old kid made the mile club which is shooting a 11" by 16" target.

Neal
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Unread 01-03-2009, 07:53 PM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

It would be inconvenent at this time and probably any other time for me to go to Kodiak,However I would appreciate the information on this bullet that you talk about, also the powder, primer, and coal. you also stated "several hundred feet over the Lapua imp," do you know how much, really? A pic of your rifle with the stock you make would be nice. Sounds like your quite a shooter.
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Unread 01-03-2009, 10:04 PM
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Re: 338/378 wby vs 338LM

i would definatly go with the .338lm because the wby is really hard to load for. if your dies dont match your chamber exactly you will never see accuracy you want out of your rifle.
Nathan
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