Re: Hunting bullets 338 Lapua
Intended distance is a huge factor when picking a bullet for hunting. Since you stated you ordered the LRH I will assume you will be looking for a bullet that will expand at distance. I have used he 300 gr Bergers for a couple years now with perfect results from my 338 LM. I have taken everything from antelope to large bull elk. None have needed more than one bullet and none traveled out of sight to fall. In fact they all fell within 50 yards. No tracking requied. I use this bullet no matter what the distance. 50 yards to the farthest effective range of the rifle which is probably 1500 yards to 1 mile. The way these bullets buck the wind is truely awesome and their accuracy even through the subsonic transition is amazing.
The 300 Berger Hybrids are one of the easiest bullets to load as they are less sensitive to seating depth. Mine shot great (under .5 moa) even at 1000 plus yards at a few diferent depths.
Get some H-1000 , CCI 250 M primers and load them up.
As for a smaller bullet, I don't need one. I find damage is way more dependant on shot placement than a 30 to 50 gr difference in bullet weight.