Originally Posted by Beelzebub
My birthday is coming up in about a month and am wanting to get a decent starter gun. I like the look of the 110 BA. It has three things that I definitely want in my next rifle: muzzle break, pistol grip and adjustable cheek piece.
From what I see on Gunbroker.com they range around 2K new. Savage says it's their best. Is it, really? For a gun "out of the box" how does it perform? Or if I have to ask I probably wouldn't recognize the difference between it and my 243 VLS?
How much cost difference is there to reload the 300WM and the 338 Lapua?
Thanks in advance for any constructive advice,
Originally Posted by snowpro440
If you want to save money get the 300 win mag. If you like to spend some extra cash and have a blast shooting the big boy and everyone saying how loud and how much blast comes off the muzzle get the .338 lapua. Hell I love mine , the blast the noise and shooting it . I did a few things to change mine and it just shoots .... It aint cheap to shoot. New muzzle brake and a few little things and it came alive . I was shooting mine awhile back and the range master told me to leave because" we don't shoot .50 cal here" I said its a .338 lapua. He calmed down and left me stay . LOL
So you're saying it is louder and more expensive to shoot than my 243?
Seriously, I was leaning towards the 300 WM. I'd have to shoot down the median on I-10 to shoot more than 1000 yards around here. Too many swamps, rivers, creeks and camp grounds. My property is over a mile long (north-south) but it is mature pines/hardwoods and 28 year old planted pines. I can manage 800 if I sit in the back of my truck and put the target up about head high. I shoot that some times with my 243 and don't do all that bad for a stock gun and hand loads.
I had a 338 Win Mag back in 1992 while up was up in Alaska. First time I shot it the temperature was about 15 below zero. I was freezing to death but wanted to shoot it. Bang, 2 stitches in my left eye brow. Blood froze before it could even run down my cheek. I stopped at a gunsmith's shop on my way home and dropped it off to have a KDF (that's what they were calling them back in '92). Kicked like a hot 308 after that. When I PCS'd I gave it to a young soldier that worked hard for me. He sent me a picture of a nice caribou he killed with in in late '93.
So I take it from your reply that you have one in the 338? How well does it group?
Tks for info,