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.