Originally Posted by Hntbambi
My 338 Lapua will be in my hands tomorrow and I will start setting it up. What factory ammo should I stay away from? I gather Lapua brass is the best, but how is the Hornady, Rem, Federal, HSM, Bitterroot Valley, Blackhills, etc? Or just buy the "good stuff"? I will be reloading just wanted to get a couple boxes for initial shooting.
If you intend to reload pick the kind of brass you want to use and buy loaded ammo of the same brand.
The 338 Lapua ammo and brass is very expensive but I would go ahead and buy the Lapua
brass for about $31.00 for 20 rounds (20 rounds of loaded ammo will set you back about
$130.00 for 20 and the cheepest you could find will be around $112.00 for 20 rounds)
With the cost of brass you could buy 80 rounds for the price of a single box of loaded ammo.
There are some relatively cheep bullets you could use (Speer makes .338 bullets for $33.00
for 100) that would be good for break in and a starting zero.
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