Originally Posted by CourtJester
Been saving a little at a time and finally got to where I can get something I want.
So for those of you that have a bit more experience than myself with something that is capable of 1000+ yards; Yes or no on the
Savage 338 Lapua???
If no; Then what in place if it???
Besides hitting your target accurately at 1K, what is your plan for this rifle? Benchrest, Prone, pseudo-tactical matches, walk around hunter, etc...? Do you reload or need an "off the shelf" caliber?
There are many calibers that will get you there quite accurately. Some more efficient and comfortable to shoot than others.
A 6mm Dasher is hard to beat if it's not too windy where you are. If it's always windy, 7mm (ie, .284 or 7RSAUM) has some of the best ballistics, short of the .338. 7mm will be about half the cost to load and be a lot more comfortable to shoot.
Budget for rifle? Optic?
Unbiased Barnard, BAT, Kelbly, Nesika Bay x2, Remington x3, Browning, Marsh, Ruger x2, Savage x3, UltraLight Arms, AR15 x3 owner. I like 'em all.