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Old 04-17-2004, 05:56 AM
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

38ftlbs...thats a pussy cat [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

460wby ~ 99ftlbs. So whats the prob?!?!?!?! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 04-17-2004, 08:29 AM
 
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

That recoil calculator is pretty neet. It says the 338LM w/300gr bullet is only about 12.5% greater than my 300 RUM w/180 bullet.
It will be interesting to see how much more it really feels like. John M, please keep us posted on how your rifle shoots. I have no desire to shoot my 338LM without the brake.
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Old 04-17-2004, 08:52 AM
 
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

M Powered, mine is not a sako its a custom built. I dont have a scale so I cna't weight it. I'm just goin with what the gunsmith says.

Wayne McD, I'll definitely keep you posted!
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Old 05-12-2004, 02:24 PM
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

I shoot both the .338 Lapua and .338 RUM. Recoil on the Lapua is tolerable with 225 grs. at 3200+. Rifle is about 10.5 Lbs w/ scope. The .338 RUM is a little less at the same speed. NO muzzle brakes. You just have to get used to it. It is more of a shooting stile than anything else. Practice is the key. Start with about 25 rounds a day and work up from there. Accuracy is exelent, under 1 MOA. I am still working on the load.
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

I am still been debating on what to do [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] I have thought about a 338 win mag with a 28 inch finish or go with a 338 Ultra mag and they have one at a gun shop here in a Sendero used at a good price but I would say if it was around 38 lbs of recoil I could handle it or get used to it. But looking a 338 win using less powder and less recoil and it puts up some pretty good numbers what do you guys think?

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Old 05-12-2004, 08:26 PM
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

338 Ultra, you can always download to 338 WM MV's. Brass will last longer at lower pressures as a bonus. What's a few more grains of powder anyway? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

A 250gr bullet at 3000 FPS has 5000 FPE, the 338 Ultra will get there, the 338 WM is extremely hot if you you dare go that high.

Recoil will be stiff, but easily managable with practice. With a brake, even the 338/378 WBY with a 300gr at 3000 fps is a pussy cat, seriously.

For short range, 250gr Barnes X, long range the 300gr SMK, you've got a nice all around rig.
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:00 PM
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Re: 338 Ultra Mag and 338 Lapua Recoil

Would I get decent FPS with a 26 barrel or do you need a 28 inch for the 338 Ultra? If a 26 is good enough then I think I will just by a Sendero I havent seen one of those yet that would not shoot a 1/2 inch or less. With a bipod and a scope it is going to weigh around 12bs as this is what my STW weighs in a Sendero. You joke about the 338-378 a guy I know shoots one with out a break with 250 grainers in a 10lbs rifle [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] Anyone shooting an Ultra in a Sendero with out a break? How is the barrel life on a 338 Ultra? I think if I go this route I would just shoot the 225 TSX that is all I need for what I am going to shoot.
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