Re: Lazzeroni - why or why not?
Never owned a Lazz or any rifle chambered in them but I have worked with some rifles chambered in Lazz calibers.
My .02 is that the brass quality for the cost is way out of balance. Their brass is really expensive. Dont get me wrong, I am all for expensive brass as long as I get something in return like superior quality and consistency. Something the Lazz brass lacks desperately. I have seen equal and sometimes better quality from Remington and Winchester at much less cost. Reamers, cases, and data are just much more readily available for other cartridges. Also their calibers are very hard on barrels. In other words barrel and throat life are very short. All these factors have made Lazz cartridges less than desirable in the LR hunting comunity. Lazz's are good for wannabe's with too much money and pride. As impressive as the "paper" ballistics are with these calibers, when you concider all the factors, they just dont make much sense.
Probably not what you wanted to hear. Stick with what is working and what is proven. So far, it hasnt been the Lazz cartridges.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.