On a Serious note, I am actually considering varmint hunting with my Sako TRG-42 338 Lapua. My M1A Scout has an Aimpoint mounted, so that limits the range already. Not to mention it not very accurate. I am not to concern with the cost of the .338 Lapua because I do reload and I can obtain reloading components at cost and the brass I can pick up really cheap as well. My question is will the .338 Lapua shooting Sierra Matchking have the "explosive" effect on varmints as the lower caliber ballistic tips does? Friends I am going with will be shooting .222 and 22-250 on up to as high as 45-70 Govt. Aside from the obvious fun of exploding varmints, is their any downside to varmint hunting with the .338 Lapua?