Which would you build

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by alloutsmith3, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    OK guys, I'm just getting started in LRS/LRH and I have narrowed down to 2 calibers that I'd like to start with. They are 300WM or 338WM. I'm planning on shooting either of these factory Hornady loads until I start to do my own loading:

    300: Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 300 Win Mag :: 300 Win Mag 180 GR InterBond® Superformance™

    338: Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 338 Win Mag :: 338 Win Mag 225 GR InterBond® Superformance™

    I'm going to be building off of a Savage LA centerfeed DBM model 111FCNS more than likely. If I can't get the performance I want out of the caliber I choose I will upgrade to a 338 Edge. I'm looking for a solid 1200+ yd setup. Please give your opinions on what you would do, the 300WM or the 338WM. Thanks
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    Sounds like a good place to start to me.

    The 300 will do anything you want to at 1200 yards but if you extend the distance then I would
    recomend the 338 for it's downrange energy and wind bucking ability.


  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    +1, I'm on board with JE's suggestions. I am a huge Savage fan, so can't wait to hear about the results of your build.

  4. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Get a 338 RUM. Then no need for anything else. I love the 338 winchester and shoot it often. Longest shot with it was 1100 yards on a moose but several 600-800 yard shots with it.

    But you mentioned 1200 yard hunting so you would be better served with a 338 RUM with no need to ever upgrade.
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    While I would whole heartedly argee with LTLR (I have and love my 338 RUM), The only down side to the RUM is the fact I CAN'T FIND BRASS ANYWHERE!! (I sure hope someone can help with that:D). The 338RUM is a great caliber, I am very happy with it, but the virtual inability to get brass makes it a pain. None at Midway, none @ Cabelas, None @ Grafs, None @ BlueStar, none @ Midwestern, none @ Natchez etc.... Just an FYI