New Cartridge for Hunting?

Urban Shooter

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LOL, I knew that was coming. :D

OK, 338 RUM rabbit hole here we come..... I have the chance to get a Curtis action on a discount. What bottom metal? Box mag preferably.
I had the same itch, I went with a 338 Lapua. My 300 Win, 300 Weatherby and 7 RUM wasn't enough, oh did I mention my 50 BMG! The 338 Lapua has much more range than my 300's, and it weighs about the same.
 

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I really like the 7mm RUM. It is a misunderstood cartridge though. Some overbore cartridges come with 28 in barrels, but not the 7mm RUM. All of the factory 7mm RUM guns with only a 26 in barrel. My next build will be to put a new barrel on my Remington 700, with a 30 in barrel to get all of that powder burned before the bullet leaves the barrel.
 

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Ight, all bets are off. (kinda knew they would say no) :rolleyes: My can will not work with the 300NM, so 338 is back up for consideration. Actually I was wanting to lean towards the 338 anyways.

So, school me on the 338's. Norma's vs Lapua's

Guess I'll have to buy a can also..... :)
 

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The 338 edge is an easy build. Neck up 300 rum brass and use a magnum BF. Add a wyatt's box extender and you have a repeater. There isn't an animal on the planet I wouldn't hunt. You'll know the difference when it hits the gong.
 
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Mark L

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Dang at all the choices in 338!

338 Norma
338 Norma Imp
338 Lapua
338 Lapua Imp
338 Lapua Ack Imp
338 Edge

Dayuum!!!
 

Mark L

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From my research, 338 Norma Imp is in the lead. I'm thinking easier to mag feed.?
 

26Reload

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How about going the other way......
338 whisper...shoot the heaviest of bullets...with your can...
The one i have shot sounded like a 20 gauge shotgun and no can....and no kick at all....and scopes can be calibrated.....
Those big ol bullets once started will go thru anything.....
Tough part is getting a bullet that will expand at the slower speeds....
 

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Ehhh, already have a suppressed 300BO that itch has already been scratched. Lol

Serious leaning towards 300 Norma Imp.
 
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