What 338 bullet

antonyfrench

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2004
Messages
9
Location
Canterbury NZ
Im after some advice on bullet selection for a 338 Lapua 26" barrel. 225 SST, 250 Scenar or the 300 SMK. I currently use the SST but really want to wring the best out of the calibre. most shots 300-750m. Any help would be great. The 300's are expensive in nz @ over $1 each
. SST's @ 55c each. do i really need the 300's? despite the cost im willing to use them.
 
G

Guest

Guest
I like the 300 SMK for mine. For the range you mention I hear the 250 Scenars are good.

I personally like the 300 SMKs because I'm a one load/rifle guy.
 

Fiftydriver

Official LRH Sponsor
Joined
Jun 12, 2004
Messages
7,055
Location
Fort Shaw, Montana
Nzbiggunfan,

SO far testing the 338 Kahn I built for my 2000 yard rifle, the 300 gr Sierra is performing very well.

I will be getting a shipment of 300 gr ULD bullets from Wildcat bullets here pretty soon to test them as they have a B.C. substantially higher then the Sierra.

They also are working on a 350 gr ULD design for the 338" as well. Both of these bullets use a Rebated Boattail design which I have found to aid in throat life and accuracy.

For your needs though, the 338 Lapua has plenty of Horse power to muscle the 250 gr pills out to be completely effective at your 750 meter range.

In fact at top velocities, the 225 gr Nolser Accubond would probably shoot flatter then the 300 gr Sierra because of its velocity advantage. This would certainly not hold true at longer ranges but it would at shorter.

I would recommend the Sierra bullets but at $1 ea, thats pretty spendy.

Run the top lods over the ballistic calculator and I think the 225 gr and 250 gr BT's will suprise you at the ranges you wish to shoot at.

Good Shooting!!!

Kirby Allen(50)
 

Richard338

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2003
Messages
126
I've got a 26" barrel on my PGW timberwolf .338 Lapua. The 300SMK are the only bullet I use. They shoot really well.
 

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top