300 rum vs. 338 lapua


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Old 11-09-2011, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default 300 rum vs. 338 lapua

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
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.338 Lapua or .338 RUM Bar None compared to the 300 Ultra. I shoot 300 grain Siera Matchkings with my 338. Very high BC's. The wind has a hard time pushing that heavy bullet around. They are devastating to game.



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I wasn't even aware that .338 Lapula was a hunting round. Thought it was purely designed for military use.

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.338 Lapua or .338 RUM Bar None compared to the 300 Ultra. I shoot 300 grain Siera Matchkings with my 338. Very high BC's. The wind has a hard time pushing that heavy bullet around. They are devastating to game.
338 rum or 338 lapua which one do you shoot im a little thick?
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I shoot a .338 RUM which is almost identical ballistically to the 338 Lapua(just a little slower).

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The .338 RUM has something like 97lbs of recoil, prepare to get your ass kicked.

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Yeah, you need a good break and a heavy rifle. Mine feels like a 22 as far as recoil is concerned.

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Yeah, you need a good break and a heavy rifle. Mine feels like a 22 as far as recoil is concerned.
im no wimp to magnum hits but i do not think a 300 grain bullet is any thing i would want to shoot moor then 3 times a 250 grain bullet im good for about 5 rounds 200 grain rounds i can shoot 20 rounds no problem. i have no muzzle break as far as recoil its not a 22
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im no wimp to magnum hits but i do not think a 300 grain bullet is any thing i would want to shoot moor then 3 times a 250 grain bullet im good for about 5 rounds 200 grain rounds i can shoot 20 rounds no problem. i have no muzzle break as far as recoil its not a 22
Yeah without a break the recoil is fierce and not very fun.
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my 7mm stainless stalker was a bitch until i had a muzzlebrake installed now its a *****cat, wont have another magnum without one.



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