Is there any other rifle in the .338 caliber that can compete with .338 Lapua?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JUG BUSTER, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. JUG BUSTER

    JUG BUSTER Member

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    My dad owns a Savage 110 BA .338 Lapua. Me and my dad target shoot long range evey weekend. I always try to out shoot him. I don't want to own the same rifle as him. Is there any other .338 caliber rifle that can out shoot his Lapua?
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Do a custom search on the top right hand corner ...
     
  3. LaHunter

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    I read a lot about the 338 Edge. May be worth looking into??
     
  4. CogburnR

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    Perhaps a 338/378 Weatherby. Weatherby makes the Accumark in both 338 Lapua and 338/378 Weatherby.
     
  5. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if they surpass the lapua but are def competitors

    338 win mag, 338 RUM, 338 Edge, 338 Norma Mag, 338-378 weatherby, and the 338 Allen Mag (surpasses the lapua). Also this is only one part to a three part solution. The before mentioned calibers, a solid rifle platform, and a good shooter who will practice a lot with these heavy calibers.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

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    .338 WinMag is NOT a competitor to the .338 Lapua, in my opinon. I had one. Not what I'd call a LR hammer. To me, it seemed kind of like the goofy unbalanced cartridge... Like a 600lb guy with toothpick-sized legs. Too top-heavy with not enough boiler room to push that big bullet fast and hard enough.

    Could have just been my experience...And I don't mean to offend anyone who likes the caliber. It was just my assessment of it.

    If I were in your shoes, I'd build a .338 RUM or a .338 Edge.

    Although, a well-built and accurate 7mm STW is a force to be reckoned with for LR shooting.

    If you are wanting to rebarrel your new rifle, I suggest giving the STW caliber a chance if you handload, and buy a new aftermarket heavy barrel and have it installed.

    If you just want change, the .300 Ackley Magnum can use 7mm STW brass to shape and fire-form. You can also use .300 Wby, or .300 H&H brass. It's one hell of a LR hammer. My gunsmith has a couple. He really loves them. I am building one soon, too, as soon as I get a donor magnum 700 action.
     
  7. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know...I was listing some 338's should have further broke it down. If he really wants to beat his dad look at any of the Cheytac rounds :D
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yep...The .408 Cheytac is one nasty beast.
     
  9. jfseaman

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    There are plenty of 338 chamerings.

    Those that 'compete' or out shoot the 338LM, well that's a little more subjective.

    I'm building a 338Edge as it is not a 338LM and I believe I will out shoot my buddies 338LM.

    If you want factory ammo then 338RUM. As for out shooting a 338LM, IMHO.

    If you want to handload a wildcat, build Swamplords 338 Wolverine.
     
  10. tikkat3270wsm

    tikkat3270wsm Well-Known Member

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    I read an artical a while back about getting 338LM ballistics and range from a non LM. they came up with the 338RUM. the brass is less expensive, takes the same bullets(yeah, I know) and is cheaper to buy a factory rifle in. The case capacity is 1 grain less than the 338LM (in water). The same artical detailed all the others in the previous post talked about,except the wild cats. I do not have any personal experience with the 338, just passing along what i had read.gun)
     
  11. sp6x6

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    Over on the hide lots of guys push there 338 Normas to LA velocity. I have shot mine at 2825 w/out pressure signs. It runs with LA. It is not the speed that kills, but the well tuned rifle and shooter. Theres a guy on here that hit a 5' type target at 3400 yrds with his 338 Norma, he shoots competively. You can run a Norma Improved also, If on my wish list a 338 +p Lapua in a DE bull pup design LRKM would be my choice
     
  12. Ya Man

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    Hey Jug Buster, Dad here, son you are living a pipe dream. Its not the caliber, but the eye ball behind the scope. See you on the range this weekend, be sure to bring the cookies to pay the old man his bet.
     
  13. little black 243

    little black 243 Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity what ranges are you shooting against your dad?
     
  14. sp6x6

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    Now thats funny, my boy that I taught to shoot is in the Marines now. He is still trying to catch Dad, but he text me last week and he had shot for almost 3 wks straight, and pistol, shotgun and rifle. He is catching up fast:D