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Where to Buy .338 Lapua Mag Rounds?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BerettaNut92, Mar 31, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

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    Just curious how much the stuff sells for, I can't find them online anywhere.
     
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    I don't recall the exact price, but it is so expensive that it makes .50BMG look cheap.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry... my link points to brass, not loaded ammumition.

    Skunk, I know you're one to 'sniff out' the possibilities before jumping in feet first but I really think if you do end up getting a 338 Lapua, you'll quickly want to start reloading. At least that cartridge. ;) 338 bullets are relatively cheap as is the powder. The brass, esp from Lapua, and the loading is outrageous so much so that I was sure you were asking about brass.
     
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    Ouch.

    Skunk, countersniping some commie 1200 yards away: "This is going to hurt me a lot more than it's going to hurt you..."

    (riding into the sunset with moped because I had to sell the Crisis Response Vehicle to buy ammo)
     
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    You might be better off with a .338 Win Mag. I don't know what the performance difference is, but you could probably gussy up some elk rifle into a "tactical" setup with a black synthetic stock and a Harris bipod. And, you can buy .338 Winchester at most quality sporting goods stores.
     
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    I thought about the .338 Win Mag. I looked at the .338 Lapua Mag trajectory from their website and there doesn't seem to be much of a difference until past 1000 yds? So maybe I'll just go .300 Win Mag or maybe even 'only' .308? :rolleyes:

    Man...338 Win Mag sounds so...dope. :D
     
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    Hey Skunk, check out the Remington 40XB in the April issue of AMERICANRIFLEMAN.
     
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    If you plan to shoot at about 1000-1200 yards regularly (but not farther), a .300 WM should do just fine. If you're going to shoot less than 1000 yards most of the time, better to stick with .308. A lot cheaper whether reloading or buying off the shelf.
     
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    When Norma is the "economy" brass, you know it's expensive!!!
    Another option for long range is the 30-378 Weatherby. Brass is about the same price, but bullets are a tad cheaper.
    Honestly though, do you expect to routinely shoot at targets more than 1/2 a mile away using a rifle with pounding recoil or a deafening muzzle brake?
    I'd get a .308 and learn the trajectory with a given load and a LOT of practice ammo.
     
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    .338 Lapua is like the .50AE Desert Eagle.. works really well in Counterstrike and Raven Shield, not so well IRL.
     
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    You would be 100x better off taking a rifle class or two or three from Gunsite or similar and then buying a nice, but more available rifle/caliber.

    I dont know - maybe you have the skill for such a gun, maybe you would get a lot out of it, but I have trouble imagining what I would do with one.

    I want a 45-70 lever gun because I cant imagine ever shooting anything beyond about 200 yards.

    But thats just me and I am only thinking of piggies and bambi's.
     
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