Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?
The 305grn 408 bullet is a special bronze turned bullet, the BC is not as good as the 338 SMK. It was only made for a special purpose, if your 408 was sighted in with the 419gr bullets, they were supose to be a point blank bullet to 1000yds for advancing military targets. At the posted 3500fps, i never could get one to go that fast, they just punch a tiny hole. Lathe turned bullets are produced for obvious reasons, you dont need all the special dies and equipment to mass produce them when dealing with odd caliber sizes. You can get very high BC's with the monolithics as they will be longer than a standard bullet. Barrel selection/twist rate becomes a narrow margin with the solids.
Stay with anything that shoots match quality bullets, you will be happier in the long run.