Re: .300 vs .338, B.C. vs wieght ?
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What is more important for long range shooting, B.C. or bullet weight, and why ?
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It depends on what youre trying to accomplish. If you need to kill an elk at 1300 yards, you will need the heaviest of 338 bullets with a high BC. If all you want to do is kill paper at 2000 yards or varmints, you need the highes BC possible. If you take a 308" bullet and a 338" bullet each weighing 200 grains with the same form factor, the 308" bullet will win out every time. The reason some shooters prefer the big 338's is due to the fact that to get the higher BC's for extreem range shooting, the bullet weight must go up. With these two factors, it makes a very deadly long ramge BIG game round.
Hope that makes sense.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.