300 or 338 Winchester Magnum?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by G0vernor, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. G0vernor

    G0vernor Member

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    I am about to get one of the above (link here) . I would appreciate some advice as to which will be more suitable for long distance target shooting?
    Thanks.
    BTW I am aware that there are better options but my question is strictly about the above calibres.

    [ 08-13-2004: Message edited by: T3Shooter ]
     
  2. Guest

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    For long distance target shooting the 300 Win Mag get the nod hands down over the 338 Win Mag. There are WAY more match quality bullets available for the 30cal. Also the 300 Win Mag is a proven winner in many competitions. It will also make a good longrange hunting rifle if you decide on using it for hunting.
    JMHO,
    Wayne
     

  3. G0vernor

    G0vernor Member

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    Thanks Wayne,
    300 Win Mag it will be.
    Cheers
     
  4. bwalker

    bwalker Well-Known Member

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    Does lapua make brass for the 300 win mag?
     
  5. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    Yes they do, I have about 100 pieces so far.
     
  6. bwalker

    bwalker Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about building another 300 win mag. Is there a improved varriant out there that is worth looking at?
     
  7. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    I don't belive so. The standard .300 Win Mag is pretty good as it is. If there were and improved version you would probably only gain 50 fps anyway. It is a very good round as it is.
     
  8. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Suggest the Rem 700 5r Tactical 26" barrel in 300 Win Mag.

    Love the 338 Win for hunting moose but for targets the 300 Win Mag has a excellent bullet selection.