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Old 12-21-2002, 11:36 PM
 
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Old 12-22-2002, 07:06 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

Maybe I'm wrong, but as you get to shooting further out. I'm under the belief that the .338's begin to out perform the 30's.

Recoil so far doesn't much bother me, when hunting, I've never really noticed it.

( With the exception of yesterday morning, I shot a coyote and forgot to move my eye back an equal distance to the padding in my jacket. My eyebrow is still sore )

A black bear on the opposite ridge may not be out of the question for it in a couple of years.

I'd like to build a rifle that shoots well above my abilities, then learn to shoot it to it's full potential.
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Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

I has used and owned both chamberings and prefer the Lapua (currently).

My past problem with the Lapua was finding an action and stock combination that were to my liking, this was never a problem in the 338 RUM chamberings (Rem 700, etc).

I know have a CZ550 Safari Magnum action and a Baker stock, I like this combination much better than the 338 RUM on the 700 action. This action is 416 Rigby length and is made to accept 4 rounds in the magazine well so I also get the benefit of a 5 round rifle.

Velocity with the 300 Sierra is about equal between the 2 with the Lapua perhaps a tiny bit faster (50 to 100 fps) for equal length barrels.

I've used many 300 Win Mags on critters and they don't compare to the effects of a 338 on a critter. The 338 is very devastating and for my money I'd go with a 338 caliber over a 30.
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Old 12-22-2002, 02:39 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

What about 26" barrel, what kind of difference will you see then?
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Old 12-22-2002, 04:58 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua versus 338 RUM

To be honest I don't believe I've ever heard of the 30 wolf? Could you tell us uneducated folk, the spec's of the wolf what brass, case capacity etc...?
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