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338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

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Unread 07-18-2001, 06:13 PM
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338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

I am interested in a 338 caliber rifle for long range hunting. I have narrowed my choice down to either a 338 Lapua or a 338 Remington Ultra Mag. Is there any practical difference between these two cartridges? Does anybody have any preferences for one over the other?
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    Unread 07-19-2001, 02:48 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

    To me, no doubt....
    I would take the Lapua, because of the tougher Brass. Havn´t seen Rum brass so far, but working a lot with the Lapua Stuff...

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    Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

    Good question, I keep wondering the same thing.

    I can't find the .338 Lapua in any of my books.

    How do the dimensions of the brass differ?
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    Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

    Do they take the same bolt face? How do they compare velocity wise?

    I'm thinking hard about a new .338 barrel in my future, but I'm still undecided what to chamber it in.
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    Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

    I picked up a .338 Win Mag the other day, in a Savage model 110

    It's nice, but the barrel is to short for my liking, 24" and if I'm going to go though all of the trouble to blueprint the action, ad a new stock and scope, I might as well make it into something that can hit small objects at long distances.

    Ever hit a Jack rabbit at 1,000 yards? I'm trying, but they only hold still for the first shot.

    Mostly it will be used for shooting paper, with the occasional coyote and such thrown in from time to time.
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