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If they actuallly achieve the perceived G1 they would be one bad bullet. I've got 10-1 odds that they don't.

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I'd love to shoot the new 195 Berger when it comes out but i don't know I'd it will survive the velocity from the 7-338 lapua imp.
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With the high bc bullets available these days, the 30 cals have more potential than the 7's. the down side is recoil but the upside is barrel life. 300rums are hard on barrels as it is. The 7rum is hell on them. Why not the tried and true 300 win? You already have a hammer (338). For the country and game you hunt a 300 win would do you well
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I'd love to shoot the new 195 Berger when it comes out but i don't know I'd it will survive the velocity from the 7-338 lapua imp.
I am pretty sure it would survive it better than the 180 grain berger, it is moving about 100-200 fps slower and with the higher bc shouldnt have as much resistance one it is in the air. Thats my theory though and others probably differ.
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I'm sure the 300 Winnie would serve me well I just am stuck on doing the big calibers. I think the 30-338 lapua improved would be wicked. I guess I just like the extra performance even if it means extra weight on the rifle and less barrel life.
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Re: big 7 or big 30

No flies on the plain-jane 300 Win Mag which would be my suggestion, especially if you already have a 338 Lapua. But, it doesn't sound like you would be happy with it so, get what you want. After hunting and shooting with guys that have 338-378's, 338 Lapua's and the like, I've come to really enjoy slower, more efficient rounds.
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I'm sure the 300 Winnie would serve me well I just am stuck on doing the big calibers. I think the 30-338 lapua improved would be wicked. I guess I just like the extra performance even if it means extra weight on the rifle and less barrel life.
Fair enough. My recommendation is to order two barrels and get them extra long so they can be set back a couple times. There is a good chance you will fry one before the next one arrived. Even if you ordered it the same day as the first at the range. I have 1st hand knowledge of how hard the 30-338LM Improved is on barrels. 3 groove to boot. They are wicked, I'll give you that.
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