Originally Posted by locotrician
with this .338 build i want the gun to be capable of making hits at a mile 1760 is my goal wether or not i can make the shot is doubtful but its what i want to try and that is the only reason for my 2800 fps criteria and to be honest i doubt i need it to go that fast to make hits at that distance i just want to give myself all the mechanical/ ballistic advantage i can afford.
Then go with 338 lapua inp. My is a 338 AX same thing 300 smk at 2980. 1760yards is 1300 fps and 1100 ft-lb of energy. I have shoot out to 1761 at rocks with know wind no problen this fifle shoot beader then i can.The truble is i want to keap shooting i have had it for one year and i have put 541 rounds down the barrel and i was gone from home for 5 month. I am saving for a new barrel. I ben told good chance to get 1500 rounds out of barrel if don't over heat the barrel. Witch i have not.