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.338 Lapua AI

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Unread 03-01-2012, 01:12 AM
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Re: .338 Lapua AI

Originally Posted by marioq View Post
Honestly, I have never looked at the 300's. My fear is that the 300 are set back in the case too far... That being said, the 265 gr TTSX are some LONG ASS bullets......they sit far down too... ALso, I fear the performance of the Bergers and how they fall apart, at least that is what I read.... Never seen the bullet for myself. I like the idea of a solid bullet. My 300 mag shoots the barnes bullets at .5 MOA at 100 yards and at 500 drop an elk fast. I was kind of hoping I could get the same performance and better accuracy with reloading a 338. I think it might be a futile attempt but, if that is so, I will save ya'll some time to try this same thing....

I am going to see how this comes as I am new to reloading and I am learning as I go... I am just trying to figure this out and learn more as I go. Thanks for all the input and I am trying to get it.

Look closely at the 300 Berger and 300 SMK. They are the goto bullets for long range shooters here on this site comprising the majority of what serious long range .338 shooters here pick. I've killed multiple big game critters with each at ranges from 360 yds to 741 yds. One hit each. Many other similar stories here closer and much longer. Very few worries with these big bullets. These bullets have the best bc and this is one reason they are often the goto bullets for long range shooters. If you are considering long range shooting, there is a different mindset and often different bullets used than most folks due to that mind set. The 300s work and have a long and distinguished track record on target and game. Little to fear with them and much to gain.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 09:28 AM
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Re: .338 Lapua AI

Thank you for the insight!!!!!
I will be buying a batch in the near future. Just needed that little nudge!!!
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