Originally Posted by Broz
Don't tell my 5'2" wife that the 338 LM kicks or is too loud. She hasn't noticed and all her elk have been one shot kills.
Congratulations to her on making a great shot, I bet she knows what she is doing and 7mag recoil doesn't bother her either....
SRHeer said he was new to LRH, doesn't like recoil and noise much, and wants instant one shot kills... I guess we don't know what long range is to him, 300, 600, 1,200?? What he chooses should depend on his self imposed limits.
I've watched a few whitetail bucks run for miles on 3 legs with only half their guts still intact with 300RUM's pounding away, my point was find a rifle you can shoot well, know your limitations, pick your shot, and for most people starting out in LRH thats not a 338 Lapua. I hate it when it sounds like I'm preaching cause I'm really not.
I got nothing against the 338L it is a fantastic round for the right people.