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Old 01-19-2012, 07:18 PM
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338 laupa or 300 ultra

next year i turn 50 and i been teasing my wife I'm was going to buy a harley.but I'm think about a elk hunt and a new rifle to go with it lol.oh don't forget a scope .i have a few guns i could us like 338win mag -300 wsm-300saul so i wanted a diff one .
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: 338 laupa or 300 ultra

did i post this in the wrong place??i thought i would have some response by now??
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: 338 laupa or 300 ultra

Get a potato bike (Hardley). It's much more testosterone producing. Besides, it's a chick magnet.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:12 AM
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Re: 338 laupa or 300 ultra

Have you hunted elk before? You don't NEED either of these calibers to kill elk, even at some pretty long ranges. That said, there are some really good LR rifles available now from this site. Have you looked at the LongRangeRifles tab here? There is a .338 edge available now, and a .300 RUM that will be ready soon. If you're going after one of these big boys, might as well get it in a purpose-built rifle that can make the most of the caliber. I have a custom LR rifle coming in a 7 Rem mag. I would feel confident shooting elk out to 1K with this round, assuming broad side shot angle, etc. I will admit though, I am already thinking a .338 next for the high BC bullets available.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:52 AM
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Re: 338 laupa or 300 ultra

Lets talk about the two calibers you named here. 338 LM and 300 RUM.

Since you said elk hunt I will say 338 LM and list some reasons why. Sure the 300 RUM is a good elk rifle too but here is what I like better about the 338 LM.

Are you a re-loader? 338 LM has the best brass available by far.

Barrel life will be longer in the 338 LM.

I would assume longer distances are on the menu so the 338 trumps again especially past 1000 yards.

Elk tend to hang in states that can be pretty windy, I will take a 338 on a windy day every time.

Also if you get the 300 RUM you will still want a 338 LM down the road, so why not go for the big dog and be done.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:15 AM
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Re: 338 laupa or 300 ultra

Why is the 338 RUM not on the list?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:23 AM
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Re: 338 laupa or 300 ultra

i was think of one of his rifles McWhorter Rifles. cobra are you talking in the sale forum?? as per the 338 ultra i have a 338 win already
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