Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua
I have recently started shooting long range, and have acquired an RPA rifle in .338 Lapua as my long range gun.
I have shot factory loads to date, but have acquired all of the necessary equipment to handload. For long range, (900Yds and beyond) what would you feel was the best bullet weight for such a rifle? I think it comes to three weights namely 250grn, 275, or 300, with the SMK being popular over here.
I have been told that my rifle may not like the 300's in that there may not be sufficient freebore to seat the bullet out of the case, and still have sufficient charge.
Should this be the case, would a slower 300 still be likely to produce good results, as compared to a rapid 250 for instance? It seems that as trajetory is not such an issue with target shooting as with hunting, (with wind bucking being the main aim)would the weight of the 300 be likely to prevail? Forgive me if these seem ignorant questions, but I am rather green in the area of Long range.
Also, I intend to start Loading with Ramshot Magnum powder as it goes well in my 300 Mag. Any thoughts on this??
Thank you for your help
[ 07-01-2003: Message edited by: AWB ]