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Unread 07-09-2002, 05:43 PM
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Re: 338 lapua barrel length

Long Time & Dantec,

Thanks for your replies. I have another question concerning .338 caliber cartridges, but will do it in a seperate thread, so as not to screw up John M.'s thread here.
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Unread 07-09-2002, 08:12 PM
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Re: 338 lapua barrel length

Brian W., please don't worry about the thread. I'm fascinated with the lapua 338. So ant questions pertaining to it I'd love to hear!

Long Time, Whats the deal with ammo for the improved lapua? I do not handload.
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Unread 07-11-2002, 07:54 AM
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Re: 338 lapua barrel length

You must reload the improved lapua. You can fire a standard lapua in an ackley improved chamber but no need if you are not reloading the improved after that. I wouldn't go with the ackley improved version anyway because there are some better improved versions out there for the lapua. If you do not reload I wouldn't even consider this round. You will be hard pressed to find a box of lapua's on a hunting trip in a pinch. Get a good improved version of the cartridge and learn to reload it. I just can't see building a rifle like your talking about and then being dependent on a very limited availability of ammunition that may or may not shoot well in your rifle. You will want to work up a good load for that rifle.
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Unread 07-12-2002, 03:58 PM
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Re: 338 lapua barrel length

LongTime, I do have some people to reload for me, but they all say to stick with the Standard. What do you think?
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