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Old 03-01-2009, 10:27 PM
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Boz, my ES is about 12 if memory serves. I don't have my notes handy
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Boz, my ES is about 12 if memory serves. I don't have my notes handy
Cool, Thanks.
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Go for the gusto......

Anything "improved" is always better than the standard.

With the 338 Lapua I would imagine that the improvement would enhance internal ballistics which in turn improves external performance.

Additionally, you'll want that 300 SMK going as fast as possible.

The only other cartridge in the league of the 338 Lapua Improved would be the 338 AX that Kirby Allen designed. You may wish to visit with him.
I disagree that "improved is always better", it's not. It is at times though.

I say stay with the standrd .338LM, you can buy ammo - wherever you can get it - but not the improved version.

That being said, it's what floats your boat.

I suggest you research the ballistics gains/losses and see if it's worth the costs and work to yourself.

Good luck in your endeavour.
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Re: 338lapua or 338 lapua improved?

You can shoot unimproved ammo in an improved rifle in a pinch. Sight it in and go, no different than loosing hand loads for a factory chambering.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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You can shoot unimproved ammo in an improved rifle in a pinch. Sight it in and go, no different than loosing hand loads for a factory chambering.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Steve
But at what cost?

Loss of velocity, loss of accuracy, loss of range.
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But at what cost?

Loss of velocity, loss of accuracy, loss of range.
I think you would lose all of the above if you go from hand loads to factory loads no matter what the cartridge.

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You can shoot unimproved ammo in an improved rifle in a pinch. Sight it in and go, no different than loosing hand loads for a factory chambering.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Steve


You could shoot factory loads in a 338 Laupa AI but not all of the improved versions of the 338 Lapua will allow this luxury..
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