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Feasibility of varmint hunting with the .338 Lapua

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Unread 04-14-2004, 11:05 PM
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Re: Feasibility of varmint hunting with the .338 Lapua

Here is som pictures I "grabbed" from my video camera.

This is a 10 litre water can at 100yards who was hit with a 200gr Nosler bt in about 960m/s(3150fps) [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]


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Unread 04-14-2004, 11:46 PM
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Re: Feasibility of varmint hunting with the .338 Lapua

Hey Terje,

Neat photos how did you grab them from your camcorder. I have a dig. Sony handi-cam that has still feature it'll freeze frame for about 8 seconds. But I've never known how to extract pics from it. I was just wondering if it takes special equipment?

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Unread 04-15-2004, 04:04 PM
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Re: Feasibility of varmint hunting with the .338 Lapua

Mpowered, if you use your 338 at distances where impact vel drop below 2500fps, the chances of explosive impact on such a light object is probably nil. The real benefit of such a bullet is its very high BC and the reduced wind drift at long range.

Also, a 300gr bullet arriving will certainly be lethal at any range you can hit a pop can.

Be careful of richocets. That MK is not going to break up unless it hits the ground square. That bullet has an "effective" range of around 3 miles.

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