Originally Posted by Daryl licht
Magical or not it's accurate. To be fair the rifle range in riudoso is just a hair higher than 7000 ft above sea level. My point is however that weatherby was a genius and developed most of his ammo in the fifties with out the aid of computers. My load was a max load at the time as you could hear the long extruded powder crunch as you seated the bullets. who knows what old bj could've done with some of these newer powders. Hell we could get almost 2900 fps out of a 300 gn. Tungsten carbide solid that someone came out with ( I believe it was Sierra) for dangerous game in Africa... I called Sarah my mini 50 when she was loaded up with these. Lapua is nothing new... Just sounds pretty for a bunch of toeheads who like marketing, bet it won't be long before someone comes out with a " zombie" load for the damn thing!!! As p. t. Barnum once said " theres a new sucker born every minute".
Kill one your a murderer...kill a million and your a conquerer.
A max load and a compressed load are two different things. Crunching powder is a compressed load but not necessarily a max load. That depends on the powder used. Elevation doesn't alter muzzle velocity either. It effects down range velocity but not muzzle velocity.
Weatherby brass can't hold a candle to Lapua for strength. That is why people shoot .338 Lapua's and wildcats off the case.
The sucker might just be the one that pays nearly $4.00 a case for 338-378 stuff when you can get Lapua for 2.75 and reload it 3x more.