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338 lapua has any one shot this round

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by johngeigle, May 7, 2013.

  1. johngeigle

    johngeigle Vancouver WA New Member

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    Has anyone here shot this round ?
    [video=youtube;UN_zQ16qD0s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UN_zQ16qD0s[/video]
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    IT IS AWESOME. pricey to shoot but worth every smile you get from it.
     
  3. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Me and my best friend LOVE, LOVE, LOVE shooting my 338 LM. Because of the muzzle break, recoil is about the same as my AR10. Reloading at $1.35/round, it ain't that expensive.
     
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  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    never shot the 338 LM but I have shot its bigger, slightly meaner brother the 338-378 WM. Its like a laser out to 600ish yards and I was honestly surprised by the recoil, thought it would be much worse. The major downside is the 6$ a round if you buy factory cartridges.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I have shot it allot over the past year and a half! Took a bear last year and an elk. Its a bit of an investment to get into, but oh so worth it. Brass lasts and lasts, I have a batch I am testing and I have 17 reloads on them.

    Overall performance is amazing. It's nice hitting the steel gong at 1500 meters!
     
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  6. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That puts some serious hurt on!
     
  7. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    I shot my uncles 338 lp. It's a cannon but fun to shoot. Almost felt like shooting the big .50
     
  8. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    338 LM's rock, but they're barrel burners. Something to think about if you plan on doing lots of shooting with it, not just hunting. The barrel on mine lasted to 1170 rounds fired.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    338 RUM is essentially the same round and ballistics but at 1/3 the cost

    Of course you can't tell everyone you shoot a Lapua
     
  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yep they are close, but oh so different. I played with the 338 RUM for a long time and liked it. But the Lapua wins overall. The 338 RUM, my main gripe was brass life. Only 5 or so reloads, and they were toast! Thats a huge hunk of brass to be recycling..

    But there is the 338 Edge which is a 300 RUM necked up to a 338 and case life, oh nevermind thats a whole different thread...
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, that's a sweet round but I hear you have to be careful if you plan on shooting on flatlands. I read this article about a Polish sniper who took a long shot, and the round is so strong it circled the globe and him square in the back of the head... that has GOT to be a world record!