Originally Posted by saskhunter
i originally wanted to turn my 300wsm into a long range gun but after joining this website it sounds like the a 338 cal is the choice. my question is which 338 to go with? lapua, ultra mag, edge. which bullet to use for a hunting bullet. thx for any input.
First choice - ultra - off the shelf with all of its benefits, ease of loading and very similar to the Lapua in performance.
Second choice - Edge - will do anything the Ultra will do and if custom made will out do the Ultra by at least 150 FPS with a more assurance of accuracy. Down side is that it has to be built which is much better in the long run.
Third choice - Lapua initial cost is more, would propably want a bit longer than factory offerings thus it becomes same as the Edge for time and money.
I have the Ultra and can't justify changing to the edge or Lapua basing things purely on ballistic performance. I shoot only the 300 SMK.
Any of the three will do the job at LR. There is a slight difference in the size of the rainbow trajectory.