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Old 01-12-2012, 08:22 PM
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338 Lapua bullets

OK... Here is the new thought that I have..... I chalked up my losses to Long shot rifles and Chris to many things I can't say here... But I am thinking a Mcwhorter 338 Lapua Mag. Kinda have a choice of the round I want and I was looking for input... DOnt really want a 300 gr bullet... So, I am thinking 225 Accubond (recommended by Mcwhorter)
Or some other round, but I must confess my ignorance here as I am not sure what the real difference is between the bullets in terms of performance and end results... I mainly am worried about killing elk and other animals. Not a bench gun.....
It sounds like he has a good load worked up with the accubonds but just want to get some of Ya'll's input... Thanks

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:02 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua bullets

You can check out cutting edge bullets site they have some impressive 225gr and 252gr solid copper hollow points in 338. They have good bc's and good performance on game. The only problem I see with them is they are on the pricey side!! I hope this helps.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua bullets

elevation, windage, and energy will be much worse using the accubonds, they only have a .550 bc. It defeats the purpose of having a 338 for long range. The high bc bullets are what make the big calibers so great...
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:45 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua bullets

what about the Barnes copper with the longer boat tail?? I saw that they have 338 and 338 lapua (is there a difference in the bullet) in everything from 215-250 something..
Just curious?
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua bullets

Click on the 338 Bullets/Projectiles Matrix link on my Ammunition Components page - tons of possibilities.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:12 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua bullets

Get a 300 win mag and use your accubonds or triple shocks in the 180 grain,it will be cheaper and kill elk very well,stepping up to the Lapua 338 in my opinion uses two bullets for me the 300grn smk or the berger hybrid 300 grainers both shoot well for me at 1500yds and beyond. For me thats using the Lapua to its potential!
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:18 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua bullets

I have a 300 mag now and I love it!!! Wanted something to get a NM elk at 1000 yards.... Also, the 300 gr SMK, according to people I have asked, are seated into the powder and that could be a potential for a problem....

The thing I find interesting is that the BCs are listed all over the place... In fact, Berger has a G7 BC and a G1 BC... WHy is that??
I am just asking so I can have Mcwhorter work up the right load for me....
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