Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND
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I would not try to shot any game with the Lapua bullets though , I have heard zero good results from them on game.
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How's this for an 'on game' report (155gr Scener)....
When i first started using them i took them out for some 'roo shooting to see how they'd fair, nothing long range, all inside 150y. First one was about 4ft high (Decent size for the breed) and no more than 70y yards away, i put one perfectly through it's heart and off it ran, after about 200m of chasing through a gum plantation trying to get in a second shot, it fell and died from blood loss, dressing it showed the bullet was pretty much a stab wound and the exit wound was pretty much the same size as the entry. I shot 2 more that same night with the same results, ....BANG... Animal would run off like nothing had happened, after the third one i packed the .308 away for the night and went with the .22LR for the remainder of the night.
I found some old frypans at the local rubbish dump one day (The real old ones that weight like 5kg lol) and painted them up for gongs, both were 5-6mm thick cast iron. Anyway i set them up at 510y and 608y, the sceners went straight through them and penetrated around 10-11" into the dirt bank behind them, digging them out reviled NO expansion, all that happened was they bent a little and looked like bananas except one that had lost the empty nose section forward of the core and still hadn't deformed at all. I swear the cores must be made of kryptonite or DU or something [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] .
So until animals start wearing kevlar i'm gonna stick with 110gr V-max's and 178gr A-Maxs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .
BTW if you intend to shoot smaller game, try the 110 v-max, i believe hornady load them in the TAP rounds and they really tear things apart, I have literally tore small game into two pieces with them and it's norm to find bits of blood and flesh over 10m behind the target [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .
EDIT: IIRC Goodgrouper tested the 250gr .338 Lapua sceners a while back at 900y in wet newspaper and had the same expreiance, lots of penetration but no expantion [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs & cackling "You're next". They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.