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Anyone have any experience with .338 Lapua Mag ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RockKrawler, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I have been kicking around building a new LR rifle on one of the xtra actions i have squirreled away.
    Right now i am using a 700 based .30X8MM Mag with 220G MK's,does the job,but the throat is eroding and losing some of it accuracy,3206 FPS will do that :(
    After looking at the history,and ballistics of the round it is impressive to say the least.
    28 MOA from 100-1000 yds :D
    Yes i know brass is expensive,but i can live with that.
    From some of the reading,they claim that it is accurate and lethal out to 1200 yards.
    So,anyone here have any actual hands on experience with the round?
    Just looking for input to help make a decision.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I have no experience with the lapua, but I have always wanted a gun chambered in it. I dont think Ive ever seen any 700s built with .338 lapua. Ive always been eyeballing sako's

    It depends on what you are using it for. Its got great terminal ballistics, but might not make the greatest target gun.
     
  3. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I know I want one.. All the new " really good guns " are built around it.


    With that being said I would do it , since you have that 1k yd range right?
     
  4. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I have more actions than just the 700s,a couple MDL70's pre and post '64,a Stolle (maybe too small),FN Mauser.
    Interesting on the accuracy point,especially since the CIA was first to have the research done to combat the Russians when they were in Afghanistan.
    They wanted a LR round that could be shot over the long distances of the rocky canyons in that country.
    Due to lack of funding they dropped the idea,hence AI and Lapua picked up on it and made it what it is today.
    A Sako would be nice to build off of...if i can find one cheap enough.
    Thanks for the input.
     
  5. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Yeah,being able to put it through it's paces would not be a problem.
     
  6. elcid11

    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    Actually it is interesting that you brought this up.

    I am looking into getting the Stealth Recon Scout Rifle in .338 LM.

    Here is the link,

    http://deserttacticalarms.com/index.html

    Now, as a dealer, I get the best pricing if I order 3 units. I know I am getting one, so if anyone else wants to get in on this, I will only charge EXACT dealer pricing per gun.

    This will allow us to get these guns with a pretty good savings, not great, but pretty darn good.

    Just a thought I have been kicking around.
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    What's the best dealer price?
     
  8. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    I can't advertise it but IM me and I will respond!!!
     
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    elcid11 Beaverton New Member

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    I did too until I saw the price....

    UGGG, 4500 for that.

    I think the Stealth Recon Scout is better.
     
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    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  13. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    Just as a point of info;

    If you are going to do a 338 LM, 338 Ultra, Axe, or Edge in a bolty or single shot, you will need a barrel length of at least 30 inches, 33-34 is better. Its the only way to take advantage of the great amount of powder in these large cases. Otherwise, just settle on the 338 Winmag. Also, a 300 grain bullet has advantages in both BC and mass. Sierra makes one so did Wildcat (Canada) and several of "us" are trying to talk Nosler into making a 300 grain Accubond.

    How do I know this stuff? A buddy is doing a 338 Edge on a Ruger #1 with a 34 inch barrel.

    ETA: He is expecting 3200 fps with a 300 grainer.