long range terminal performance - 338 projectiles
I'm finally done with my 338-378 improved build and want the best long range hunting pill i can find. So with terminal performance in mind, monolithic projectiles such as lehigh's and bore tech's CNC brass VLD's are off my list, although their characteristic are stunning!. rocky mountain bullets need a co-signer to afford them! So with my 1-10 twist, im up against either Lapua's 300gr scenar, Sierra's 300gr smk, Berger's 300gr hybrid, or Hornady's 285gr match hp. my maximum (comfortable) kill distance will be in and around 1 mile and i know with any projectile i choose- my kinetic energy is gonna be huge! All choices have great bc's that are in and around .720 so any pill will make it to a mile without a problem. ive only fired a few hand loads and found i can push a 300 grainer to 3100-3050 fps safely, idk what hdy's 285 can do tho. the smk is time tested both at the matches as well as in the field, but id like to hear what other 338 hunters use to harvest animals WAY out there. So whether youre shooting the old 338 win mag or a 338-408 wildcat or something in between, let me know what you like as far as terminal performance. Thanks!