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30-338 lapua imp?

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30-338 lapua imp?

I reciently sold my Lawton action that was chambered in a 338 lapua imp and still have the brass. Was pondering a 30-338 imp build being id only have to neck the brass down.
Whats peoples thoughts on this Wildcat and if you have personel experiances please give your insight.
I was comparing balistics to the 338 and if one can shoot the new 225 hornady at around 3300fps there pretty close out to a mile comparing 300 sierras at 2950fps
Im not sure if it'll throw them velocities??
To me the idea of the rounds would be tough to beat??
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    Re: 30-338 lapua imp?

    I think RockyMtnMt shoots that set up, cant remeber bullet he was shooting, but the velocity was ripping, we where bsn at hardware store.
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    Re: 30-338 lapua imp?

    I do shoot it. It is comparable to the 300 rum. Although the brass is much better. Because of the brass it can be pushed harder than the 300 ultra.

    I run the 177g HV GS Custom bullets. I am running them at 3680fps with a bc of .638, they simply out run everything else out there for drop and windage.

    FWIW, they have the best on game performance of any bullet I have been around, with very little meat damage.

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    Re: 30-338 lapua imp?

    It is one of the best chamberings I did out of my shop. Excellent cartridge and with the GS bullet the ballistics are amazing. This bullet was not available back in the 90's when I did mine. Or if they were I didn't know about it
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    Re: 30-338 lapua imp?

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    I do shoot it. It is comparable to the 300 rum. Although the brass is much better. Because of the brass it can be pushed harder than the 300 ultra.

    I run the 177g HV GS Custom bullets. I am running them at 3680fps with a bc of .638, they simply out run everything else out there for drop and windage.

    FWIW, they have the best on game performance of any bullet I have been around, with very little meat damage.

    Steve
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    What twist is your barrel?

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    Re: 30-338 lapua imp?

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    What twist is your barrel?

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    1-10. It is on the bottom end of enough to stabilize the 177.

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    Re: 30-338 lapua imp?

    Hello Im new. I currently shoot a custom 300 win mag 28'' Rock Creek amu, accurized Rem 700 La, A5 mc stock and a 5x22 56 nightforce. 72 grains of 4831 sc , win brass and 208 amax gets me 2965 fps. My furthest kill is a gopher at 577 and a magpie at 378 . I shot my White tale 5x4 in the head at 324 . Sorry for the story but what will I gain by going to what you guys are talking about . For some reason I lay awake at night thinking about this 30-338.
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