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375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:54 AM
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375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

Hi all! New member from Norway in Europe here
A friend of mine has a .338 Lapua Mag, and is steady on at 1500- 2200 meters with this one.
I am looking into a new rifle myself, and would like to kick his butt with something bigger and at least equally good range caliber. My motto is "bigger is better", and I get quite a bit of pepper over this. I drive a Chevrolet CrewCab K3500 pickup, while other shake their heads over me in their small Mitsubishi and Mazda Pickups
The 50 caliber is not allowed for sivil use over here, so I thought I'd look into a .375 Weatherby Magnum, as another friend of mine has a receiver and a barrel in this caliber that I can get for a very reasonable sum of money.
What do you guys and gals think? Am I way off here, or can I make it? Are there any good bullets in this caliber, and not those chunks of brass you normally think of when you hear .375? I reload all my rounds myself.
Thanks in advance!!

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    Unread 05-08-2012, 08:57 AM
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    Re: 375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

    you are going to be hard pressed to beat the 338 Lapua. but a 408 cheytac will do it for ya. it is not cheap to own or reload but it will beat the lapua for range.
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    Re: 375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

    Kirby Allen (a sponsor here) has a custom line of cartridges that he mfg's. I believe there is a 375-408CT that would probably kick the butt out of a LM. A LM sets the bar high for factory rifles but a skilled gunsmith can bring in a whole new definition for redicioulsness.

    If you have some money you want to spend maybe a custom 50BMG-375, would be very powerful!!!
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    Re: 375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

    Maybe you hould just ask your friend for some shooting lessons?

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    Re: 375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

    You can always go for a bigger 338. Something like a 338/378 will increase the performance level over the Lapua.
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    Re: 375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

    I would look at the 375 Viersco Magnum. Here is the link to Dave Viers site.
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    If you click on the 375 VM Test Results tab it will list the information. Some of the data on the page 375gr Cutting Edge bullet, H-BMG 50 powder, 3300 fps, 9100 Foot pounds at the muzzle, 10 twist barrel 33.5" long, 3000 yds supersonic possible. There is not a 338 that is going to run with that and for sure not the Lapua. Another option is a 375 Ultra Mag and since Sierra has the 375 cal 350 SMK's on the press right now I am looking hard at the 375 RUM and that will out run the Lapua as well.
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    Re: 375 WM vs 338LM.... I want to kick 338LM's butt

    If you r just wanting a larger rifle then there r plenty out there. but if you r wanting to have a better group than your friend at 1500-2000 yards that's going to be a another story. This would start with a very well built and accurate rifle and your ability to shoot it. Just cause you have a larger rifle does not mine you r going to be able out shoot your friend. You could brag that your gun is larger than his and still get your but smoke by his 338 LM r even a smaller round.

    To shoot well at 1000-2000 yards takes a hell of a lot more than a large rifle. mostly lot of trigger time and lots of well spent money. And i think the 375's r going to harder to shoot because of the bullets that r out there VS the one that r out there for the 338's.

    The 338 have a lot better selection of bullets. I think you r going about this backwards You need to be able to shoot that distance first N MOST CAN"T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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