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SAKO TRG 42 - .338 High B.C. Deer Bullets...........

 
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:45 PM
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SAKO TRG 42 - .338 High B.C. Deer Bullets...........

I'm picking up my new .338 Lapua this Monday and need to get some bullets.....So what are the best B.C. hunting bullets to shoot in a 1-12" twist factory Sako TRG barrel?

On this side of the pond there are only a couple of dozen people in the country who are able to use .338 Lapua on deer. As such there are no real suppliers of expanding .338 bullets, so nearly all bullets will have to be ordered:( However the bullets need to be from a large suppler (nosler, hornady etc) since our red stag season starts in 2 weeks.

If it helps I normally shoot Berger vlds, but there not ready yet in .338......


Any ideas greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:16 PM
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Sierra Match kings.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:13 PM
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Sierra Match kings.

Isn't there anything better out there B.C. wise. My rifle will only be able to handle the 250 gainers (b.c. 0.6 ish), even my humble 6mmbr puts out better ballistics......
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:28 PM
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I don't think you will find any 250 gn or lighter with a BC above 0.6. Not from the major bullet makers. Henson the custom bullet maker in Georgia makes a 265 Al tipped with BC ~ 0.77. Don't know if a 12 twist would handle that. The only high BC 338 from a major maker right now is the 300 SMK. Think you are stuck with the 225 or 250 Accubond until Berger gets theirs out. But hey in a Lapua the Accubonds are deer killers a long ways out.
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if you can get Hornady bullets, they make a 250gr match bullet with a claimed BC of .675. i tried some a while ago and they shoot very well. they also have a bigger hollow point than the Match Kings and this is one of the main things to get them to work on game. my guess is they would work wonderful on deer.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:13 AM
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quite frankly, if you are shooting the deer with a 338 a SMK will do the job with a good hit. And I was referring to the 300 SMK with a bc of @ .7 or so. It seems to be the pre-eminent bullet for LRH in 338 (probably spelled it wrong :( )
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I don't think that his 12 twist will stabalize the 300 grain SMK. The 250 SMK can be pushed close (very close) to 3200 FPS. I got 3197 with my 338 Laupa
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