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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2022, 06:44:15 AM »
The big 30ís and 7ís will do just about anything the 338 will do till energy is factored in.   Iíve taken my 300wm out past 2000 yards.  Thereís no denying the 338 energy out there.  Double the splash for spotting impacts.  Also there is less wind drift with the 338. 

And finally the op said it was just to scratch an itch.  Canít argue with that as Iíve been there myself
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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2022, 07:03:20 AM »

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I'm thinking moose could be pushed to 600 yards this next year.  There is a huge bull that is seen every year...but just out of reach of most shooters.  I will let my son shoot 500 yards with his 300 wsm on animals, though he is a capable shooter to 800 yards.  No one has shot this moose because it is out of their effective range. .....I'm gonna change that this year.  Our 300 wsm's will kill at 600, but I want a bullet / rifle combo that will buck wind better and take a moose with authority at said ranges. 

My son proved himself to the guides this year with a 500 yard kill shot on a black bear.  Next year the big moose is gonna go down given the chance. He will be 13 next year and with any luck kill this old masher.  We have seen him in the same area three years in a row.  After we kill it, the work will begin as it is in a nasty marsh / pond area that prevents effective spot and stalk hunting.
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Yes....the itch is real!!  This is not a rifle I will be packing or hunting with on the regular.  The two hunting applications I can see right now are moose and black bear at range.  Even with this .338 Lapua, I am not very interested at hunting at it's effective range.  I would without a doubt take a moose at 700-800 yards but thats about it.  Our 300 wsm's (multiple) are our everyday hunting rifles and they are quite accurate and capable at that range....but the energy just isn't what I want on target.  My son and I both shoot (non competition...recreationally to 1000 yards).  I would put money on his 600 yard ability over most others 300 yard ability.  I watch him consistently stack rounds on top of each other at 5 hundred yards. 

I have plenty of rifles for packing and hunting with....I don't have a big .338 yet. 

Lastly.....show me one time during the pandemic that .338 rounds / brass / loaded ammo....couldn't be found.  This was an eye opener for me.....why not add a couple .338's to my collection??  Just sounds fun too.   

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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2022, 08:34:53 AM »
Just to play around and put big holes in stuff.
No problem with that.
Sounds awesome.👍
I'm a little jealous ,my shooting ability just falls apart after I go above 7mag . And I had to work a lot on that ,just the flinch,and holding that basterd still with the follow through.
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Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2022, 03:57:06 PM »
Well, I'm getting a little closer.  Scope has been purchased.....Nightforce NX8 4-32x50 SFP. 

Now...I'm struggling mightily with a decision.  I keep looking at the Christensen ELR which is sexy as all get out.   :o  My hesitation....I've owned one other Christensen in a 300 WM and it was one of the most finicky rifles I have ever had to reload with.  It really put a bad flavor in my mouth.  I love the ELR and the integrated scope rail, carbon fiber barrel and muzzle brake. 

I'm torn....What do you guys say??  I can't find the weatherby accumark V which is another contender.  I'm considering the Savage 110 precision as well, but it is a little bit heavier.....with scope would weigh in at 15 lbs. 

Ohhhhh the decisions. 

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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2022, 04:12:28 PM »
This moose thing sounds personal.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2022, 04:22:52 PM »
This moose thing sounds personal.

We have had great luck with our moose hunts and have gone 3/3.....but I really want my son to drop the hammer on the big one that stays just out of reach.   :chuckle: :chuckle:  I have told him numerous times he will never outdo my moose..... :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:, though as a dad, I secretly hope he does.  I think the moose we are targeting may just do it. 

So yes....it has gotten personal.   :chuckle: :chuckle:  In a fun way.   

The picture is what he has to better.  Good Luck Junior!!   :tung: :tung:

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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2022, 04:24:58 PM »
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Re: 338 lapua or???
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2022, 12:12:33 AM »
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That will be a tough one to too but I hope he does 👍

 


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