Elk in none bear country maybe. I'll have to see how that rifle shoots. The .338-06 is a wildcat cartridge based on the .30-06. The flat-shooting .338 Win. If you can shoot it well and … Joined … I do think a 338 loaded heavy would be a better choice on that size animal but not by a big margin. The author is right about the 6.5 Creed I own two in AR10s and neither gets the nod for moose. blackops, Sep 12, 2009 #12. lgbloader Member. My hunter is a 338 SDM which is a 8 mm rem mag taken to 338 with the shoulders blown out or improved. The author analyzed six .338 caliber magnum cartridges (.338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .338 Remington Ultra Mag., 33 Nosler, and .338 Lapua) for trajectory, effective range, and recoil with modern ballistic software available free online from shooterscalculator.com. Well what are you hunting? by Norma. Calculations were corrected to standard temperature (59F/15C) and pressure … If you are looking for 338 Lapua For Moose And 338 Lapua Mag Savage 110 Hs Precis as for coyotes ive literaly exploded them with the scenars and the smk's and have taken plenty of one shot kills on deer. .300 outdoes .308 in every category but is more expensive and more recoil. LRH Team Member. 338’s are a fun cartridge in the knock down power is definitely a factor for me! 338 Lapua mag, 375 H&H, 9.3x62 Mauser, 35 Whelan, 300Win Mag, 7mm Rem Mag are the calibers I own suitable moose and that’s the order I would chose them in. I also hunt with a .308 Winchester. I will be using the rifle a couple of hundred shots a year, where I will be doing target practice, moose test and moose hunting. MAG. 7 x 57 R. 7 x 57. So, I own a Remington MLR .338 Lapua Magnum, which I use for fieldshooting and hunting. The only thing is, the .338 LM ammonution is quite expensive, even when I load myself. As others have said, .338 Lapua Magnum is way too much power and is far too expensive to use as a deer hunting round. 6,5 Carcano. N.E. 7 mm - 08 Rem. Introduced in 1958, the .338 Win. Having downed a dozen moose, more than 50 caribou and three times as many roe deer with the 6,5x55 it remains my all time favorite choice for mixed European hunting. 7 mm Blaser Mag. I just purchased a Barrett 98b .338 Lapua Magnum for long range Caribou and Moose hunting in Alaska (where I live). 338 Win. If you are hunting Jeeps, Fuel trucks, motorcycles, spaceships, or robots then it’s perfect. Cost is where the Creedmoor really begins to separate ourself from the Lapua in terms of efficiency. About Norma; FAQ; Media Center; Dealer Locator; Products Thanks . My plan is to calculate shooting solutions for different ammo, … It’s heavy!!! The 338 Lapua was developed with the latest balliticians using modern rocket science, and it uses tons more powder and recoil to get about 1% better performance than the 340 wby that Roy made in his garage before black and white televisions were invented. Reactions: XSIVSPD. Elk and down I don't know that there's much advantage to a 338. Cost. 375 FL. I have a 338 Lapua that weighs in at about 16lbs and is not for hunting but do use it for coyotes at long range. All available cartridges in caliber 338 Lapua Mag. The reasons are obvious. For what purpose? .338 Lapua rifles are often heavy and hard to carry around so it is not the best choice of a firearm to use for hunting purposes. If you aren’t trying to knock a moose off it’s feet at 1000 yards, want to avoid shooter’s fatigue from rifle recoil, or are aiming at targets within 100 yards, the Creedmoor might be more reasonable. 7 mm Rem. 7 x 65 R. … Respecting the game with Naturalis® bullets Lapua has manufactured Naturalis® bullets since 2002 and now presents the 3rd generation of the lead-free hunting bullet. 6.5 mm Caliber . Thanks to innovative bullet designs developed at Lapua, the .338 LAPUA Magnum also makes a compelling cartridge for long-range target shooting and hunting big game such as moose, bison and bear. is ideally suited to a wide range of big game including elk and moose. 35 Whelen 358 Norma Mag. Lapua’s product range has the right cartridge for all different kinds of hunting needs, whether you have your sights set on smaller game like grouse, mid-size game such as deer or antelope or for serious hunting of moose, elk, wild boar etc. In North America, the .338 Winchester Magnum is most commonly used for the hunting of larger deer species such as elk and moose. The moderate velocity and the long bullet combine a mild recoil and very deep penetration - decisive factors for good shooting and a quick kill - and thereby a successful hunt. The .338 Lapua shooters are holding their own with the .50BMG shooters at the 1000 yard range compatition shoots here at the Ft Greely range. Jan 24, 2018 #2 gohring3006 Well-Known Member. That puts it mostly in the non-hunting category (as most commercially available loads show), and it helps tremendously in explaining its popularity (because people can actually shoot it, generally from prone position), in addition to the "tacticool" fashion that … It has achieved considerable acclaim in sniping circles, particularly in Afghanistan, and has become a firm favorite of the "tactical" crowd at the various ELR (Extreme Long Range) matches around the world. One of the most popular match calibers, the 6,5mm bullet has excellent aerodynamic properties and good sectional density which give it good ballistic potential. Yes. .338… 338 Lapua Mag has enough energy at 1000 yards to penetrate heavy personnel armor, ... and moose are your options. I dropped a large Alaskan bull moose with a 30-06 with one shot. Mag. This is the laminated single shot rifle, I would use it for elk and moose. Never filled that niche but rather went right to the Lapua. I would say go for it. 338 Laupa Magnum Developed by Lapua during the early 1980's as a military sniper cartridge, the .338 Lapua utilizes a modernized and strenghtened .416 Rigby case. 7 mm Caliber. The .338 LM was designed and produced in the late 1980’s. 338 Norma Mag. The .338 Lapua Magnum has a much shorter history than the .330 Win Mag. How effective is the .338 Lapua Magnum for hunting? Mag. Moose and Caribou frequent the far shore and during the winter Caribou walk across the frozen lake. I think a 25/26" barreled 338 WM, shooting 230-250 grain bullets would be a great Elk/Moose/Bear set up and shooting lighter bullets double for deer. Interest in the .338 caliber grew with the introduction of the .338 Winchester Magnum in the 1950’s and greatly increased when the .338 Lapua Magnum was release. 375 Blaser Mag. The .338 Lapua is ideal for both long range competitions and for bringing down large game like moose, brown bear, and elk. It is quite popular with elk hunters, with bullets ranging between 200–225 gr (13.0–14.6 g) generally preferred for large class 3 game such as elk or moose. Dec 7, 2020 #89 D. dogz Well-Known Member. While it is beyond my capability I know people that do it. 6,5 - 284 Norma. Joined Jan 11, 2006 Messages … Re: 338 Lapua Scenar 250 HPBT for Hunting ive done well with the .250 smk's and scenar's and i took a mule deer @ 1,350 with a hornady .250 grain match bullets got some on a trade and decided to load them up and they killed clean. By contrast something like a 300 or 7mm magnum would offer a little bit flatter shooting which could be an advantage depending on where you hunt. The purpose of this cartridge was to was to provide snipers with a long range round that had incredible terminal ballistics and had the ability to penetrate several layers of body armor at extreme distances. As you can assume, this is a hard hitting round, … The 338 Lapua was developed in the 1980s by several companies. was inspired by big-bore aficionados such as Elmer Keith. In my opinion no, not for long hikes carrying it anyway. The .338 with a 250gr bullet is capable of taking down an Elk, Deer, Moose, or Bear out to 1000 to 1200 yards with good results. Joined Mar 17, 2014 Messages 3,996 Location Ohio. The Naturalis® hunting bullets and cartridges can be used in hunting areas where lead core bullets are prohibited. Mag. Shop for Low Price 30 06 Springfield Moose Hunting Rifle And 338 Lapua Rifle Hunting . Histor y. Joined: Apr 17, 2008 Messages: 1,556 Location: LGB. 6 XC. The new Naturalis® design uses state of the art technology to produce consistent, […] 6,5 x 55 SE. The .338-06 is a very popular wildcat round and is suitable for heavy bodied game such as moose, elk and brown bear. One of my hunting options will be off my deck on a remote cabin overlooking a large 1000m wide lake. Dec 7, 2020 #44 T. tomsd Well-Known Member. The design specifications of this cartridge make it suitable for several civilian applications, such as large game hunting and long range competitive shooting. 338 Lapua Mag. Here stateside, I like my old faithful 300 WBY for deer or elk just because if I need to take a shot over a canyon, I can. A buddy just finished a 25", 9.4 twist 338 WM. 6mm BR Norma. It dominates a vast territory between the much-loved .30 calibers and the .375 H&H so popular among those who pursue dangerous game. Joined Dec 10, 2013 … For smaller preys, the .338 Lapua will just be overkill. 243 Win. Find the right bullet for moose hunting Things to think about before your first moose hunt Shot placement on Moose Driven Hunting ... 338 Lapua Mag. Jan 24, 2018 #3 J. johnnyk Well-Known Member. Lapua hunting ammunition is made to perform, every time, with the right type of ammunition the game demands. Mag. 6,5 Jap. Reactions: StumpGrinder, cjhunts_alot, Joe Bishop and 3 others. Improve your hunting performance with CadexFirearms. While the .338 Lapua may not be the best cartridge to be used for hunting, it can still do some serious damage to big prey like an elk or moose. If you can afford it, go for it. Do you think it would be worth getting a smaller caliber rifle, like 6,5 or 30-06? Londero sports is the Firearms Dealer #1 in Canada with a wide variety of weapons (rifles and shotguns, pistols and revolver). With that said, it’s great for longrange shooting I love mine. 6,5 Creedmoor. The .338 Lapua is the current darling of the sniper world and is generally shot in 15 lbs rifles with enormous muzzle-brakes. Norma Logotype. When I was living in Alaska my BAR in .338 Win mag was just right for moose and the brownies. 6 mm Caliber. Rightly so: It offers tremendous performance on … Johnnyk Well-Known Member, cjhunts_alot, Joe Bishop and 3 others: 1,556:... 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