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338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

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Unread 09-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

Originally Posted by Daryl licht View Post
Oh, as far as all this crap about an ackley improved lapua rd. sure sounds like Roy's .338/378 weatherby. Rock on.
No doubt Roy was a genious, but Lapua is very high quality. Also, the 338 Lapua case design is very strong at the rear of the case and very soft at the case mouth.

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    Unread 09-04-2012, 12:34 AM
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    Re: 338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

    Roy didn't do the development work for the 338-378 himself. It was also added to the Weatherby cartridge list about 10 years after the 338 Lapua was introduced.
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    Re: 338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

    Originally Posted by Daryl licht View Post
    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".

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    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.
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    Re: 338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

    I'll stay with lapua and not pay the over prices just cause it has Weatherby name on it. Plus i don't like belted cases.
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