338 laupa or 300 ultra

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by lovemytoys, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. lovemytoys

    lovemytoys Well-Known Member

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    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 .
     
  2. lovemytoys

    lovemytoys Well-Known Member

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    did i post this in the wrong place??i thought i would have some response by now??:D
     

  3. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Get a potato bike (Hardley). It's much more testosterone producing. Besides, it's a chick magnet.:D
     
  4. COBrad

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    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.
     
  5. Broz

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    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.

    Jeff
     
  6. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    Why is the 338 RUM not on the list?
     
  7. lovemytoys

    lovemytoys Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. lovemytoys

    lovemytoys Well-Known Member

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    i know i dont need ether to take elk .i have some elk med already i just want something i dont have already .i have 270wsm -4x3006 -300wsm-300rusm-7-08-7mm mag-6.5x55swed-338win mag-280ai
     
  9. COBrad

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    Not the classifieds, the long range rifles tab, which is not part of the forums. Broz makes good points about the 338 lapua. If I go bigger than my 7 mag, it will be the lapua... Or maybe I should say when I go bigger.
     
  10. COBrad

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    Just read your post of calibers you're already shooting. Sounds like you NEED the .338 Lapua!
     
  11. lovemytoys

    lovemytoys Well-Known Member

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    thats what i was thinking gun)
     
  12. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Between the two the 338 lapua. Just read what Broz said again because it is dead on and I don't have to type any more.
     
  13. laserflat

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    Yeah I agree with Broz. But on a side note,or atleast something else to think about, why not get the best of both worlds and go with a .338 Edge or .300 Allen Express? The former is a .300 RUM necked to .338 and the latter a .338 LM necked to .30 Allen Improved. ;) I plan on getting a .270 AX or .300 AX one day when the $$ is good. Mr. Kirby if you are reading this please dont retire for atleast another 5-10 years so I can experience the greatness of your work!

    Btw, Im not sure how up to date it is but wiki says that the current 5-shot BR record was set by a man with a .300 Hulk ~1.4in @ 1000. gun)
    Also dont forget Craig Harrison with the longest confirmed kill to date(2707 yards) with a .338LM. Take that .50BMG shooters! LOL
    .338 Lapua Magnum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    But, if those are out of the question, .338LM all the way. As was said, you already have quite a few very capable .30 cal`s. The LM would top off your armory quite nicely, and give you confidence of being able to slam everything in the lower 48 easily, as well as everything in all of NA.
     
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  14. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    NA yes. Africa.... No.:)