BC quantifies a bullet’s aerodynamic efficiency, and SD predicts relative ability to penetrate into a game animal; the larger each number, the better. They deliver sufficient energy well beyond the range where the bullet decelerates to 1800 fps. Case availability on the 338 Lapua is OK, with fantastic quality Lapua cases fairly readily available. Like the .338 Lapua, it is a great candidate for the 300 grain long-range bullets now on the market. .375 H&H Magnum (L), .338 Winchester Magnum (R). AccuBond (.575 BC/.313 SD) at 2850 fps. Finally, the gory details. It delivers high performance at a fraction of its .338 Lapua competitors. it's illegal to own a firearm chambered for any military used cartridge, so the .338 lapua magnum and the .408 cheytac are illegal, but thee 460 weatherby might be legal as I said, any round not being used by the a military is legal for the laws I've seen. Military acceptance of the 338 Lapua as an extended range sniping round has increased civilian interest and now there are lots of tactical and hunting rifles becoming available in 338 Lapua. Mag) hits the expansion limit at almost 600 yards! The .338-378 has devoted fans in the long-range hunting sub-culture, but only exceeded the .340 Weatherby’s muzzle velocity by 119 fps; a small reward for the huge recoil it produces. 338 Lapua Magnum is typically used in heavier tactical or target rifles such as the PGW Timberwolf, TRG-42, Accuracy International, McMillan TAC-338, Savage 110BA, or Remington MSR but there are a few rifles that could be hunted with. It too needs a magnum length action and few companies other than Weatherby chamber rifles for this powerhouse. Now that 100 fps won’t make spit for difference in the 250 grain partition because its BC sucks so much, but if you’re going long range and firing a slippery Berger hybrid OTM, that extra velocity will translate into some extra range for the Weatherby. The author acknowledges hand loaders can achieve much better performance in many instances. 250 gr. The .338-378 Weatherby is currently the most powerful .338” factory cartridge. Mag and enjoys a cult-like following. One point for every 10 yards MPBR beyond 200 yards and one point deducted for every 10 yards less. Another fun game of round comparison, this time pitting the ferocious 338-378 Weatherby Magnum and the military favored 338 Lapua Magnum. All things equal (they seldom ever are), I’d go with the .338 Win. 250 gr. All the cartridges tested were limited by the minimum expansion velocity recommended for the standard Nosler AccuBond. 338 Norma. A hunter must really want to shoot an elk at 800 yards to consider anything above the .338 Win. Here’s how each cartridge ranked. It will feed from a standard magnum action with high BC bullets and give you almost identical performance as the 338 Lapua Mag. Trajectory in this test is defined as Maximum Point Blank Range (MPBR): the distance over which a bullet rises three inches above sight line and then drops three inches below to hit within a six-inch kill box. They are all good, if you can tolerate the recoil. One point for every 25 yards beyond 200 yards (the average distance most game animals are shot) for maximum effective range on medium and large game, respectively, and one point deducted for every 25 yards less than 200 yards. Muzzle velocities are the nominal industry standard for the tested bullet weight in each caliber. Here’s one funny thing about Weatherby, they’re chambering a lot of their rifles for both 338-378 AND 338 Lapua. .338 diameter bullets are unique. I own 5 Weatherby Accumarks and traded another. The.340 Weatherby Magnum makes about 100fps less velocity than the Lapua, but with 15-20% less powder..338 Weatherby fires a 160gn at 3600fps, the Lapua at 3500fps. These cartridges are also best when paired with the heaviest bullet weights. Find the Hunting Gear guy on YouTube, © The Winchester's Model 70 and the Remington Model 700 you referred to, among others, are just long enough to accommodate cartridges in the .375 H&H Magnum class (3.6 inches overall length) such as the Remington Ultra Magnums. Both of these cases are high quality, and the cost of firing these big rifles means that any cost savings on brass is negligible. *.338 Lapua features a Chrome Moly barrel GUARANTEED SUB-MOA ACCURACY All Mark V® rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99” or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition within Two-Years of Verified Purchase Date to Original Purchaser. Here’s what you need to know about the 300 Win Mag vs 338 Lapua vs 338 Win Mag. (L-R) Nosler Partition, Nosler AccuBond, Sierra Game King. They provide more performance than most hunters will ever need. It also comes with some extra recoil but with rifles at this point, who’s counting? Still the most popular .338 magnum in the world, the .338 Win. They push 300gn bullets at … These are good bullet choices for shots inside 500 yards: Barnes TSX/TTSX, Swift Scirocco, Swift A-Frame, Nosler Partition, Nosler AccuBond, Nosler E-Tip, Woodleigh Weldcore, Hornady GMX, Hornady Interbond, and North Fork. One point for every 25 yards beyond 200 yards for minimum expansion velocity range, one point deducted for every 25 yards less. 300 gr. The VSO Gun Channel is an educational resource of VSO Media LLC, a research and development/ Testing Evaluation … Savage’s relatively inexpensive 111 Long Range Hunter, the Remington 700 XCR Tactical or 700 Police, or even the McMillan Long Range Hunting Rifle could be used. I think most hunters would agree that the .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum rounds are serious Numbers obtained from Federal (338 Lapua) and Weatherby (338-378 Weatherby), 338 Lapua with 250 grain bullet: 2950 fps at the muzzle, 338 Lapua with 300 grain bullet: 2580 fps at the muzzle, 338 Weatherby with 250 grain bullet: 3060 fps at muzzle. As yet, no one offers a 250 grain AccuBond in factory ammo for the 33 Nosler, and it would have scored closer to the .338 RUM with a 250. If you’re looking at these two rounds, the 338 RUM and 338 Edge are both worth looking at as well, but for today, I’ll just be focusing on the Lapua and Weatherby 338… All have shot sub .05 moa with a little development 3 will shoot .025 moa for 5 shots. What does that extra 10% case capacity buy you? While 225 grain projectiles have become the more popular in recent years, the 250 and 300 grain bullets are ideal for large animals such as elk, moose, and the big bears—if one can tolerate the recoil. Question: I'm curious why you chose to use different weight bullets for each cartridge? The 338-378 Keith-Thomson Magnum is a quarter of an inch shorter than the full length 338-378 Weatherby Magnum, this was because … Effective range in this test is the minimum impact energy recommended for a humane kill on medium game (1200 ft-lbs.) Mag. In the early days, the .338 lapua sniper cartridge was made to ground itself on a .378 Weatherby case, but was soon altered for more precision and penetration power. 2020 The Hunting Gear Guy, Mossberg 510 Super Bantam 20 Gauge Review. I don't think I have ever seen a .338 without a muzzle brake. My personal choice? It should also be noted that the 338 Lapua has a gentler shoulder that should translate into slightly better feeding. Recently picked up a Savage 110 fcp in 338 lapua and, after working up a satisfactory load, have droped it off at my gunsmith for an accurizing Job. Question: Do you think a Remington 700 is expensive? This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. One point for each ft-lbsf recoil less than 15, and one point deducted for every ft-lbsf greater than 15. I'd stick with the Lapua. .338 Lapua Magnum - Manufacturer Loading Data Pistol Rifle Cowboy GR. .338 magnums need controlled expansion bullets like this Nosler Partition for large, tough game at ranges less than 500 yards. Mag, the “softest” here, slaps the shooter as hard as a .375 H&H Magnum, while the .338-378 and .338 Lapua are close to .416 Rigby territory. They have the powder capacity to launch them at impressive velocities and thus use those bullets’ high BC and SD advantages. It must be chambered in rifles with a magnum length action which means few rifle makers other than Remington offer a model for it. These genuine magnum Mausers are indeed expensive and not available off the shelf in most gun stores. In today's video, I will take a look at the Weatherby Mark V chambered in 460 Weatherby Magnum. Answer: Yes, if your loads used the same bullets at the same velocity as those in the article. Muzzle breaks are a cheat; they produce excessive back blast and flash which both deafens and blinds (in low light) a shooter. Which cartridge to go for is largely a question of rifle. That includes their hunting oriented Mark V Accumark as well as their tactically minded TRR. AccuBond (.550 BC/.281 SD) at 3025 fps. The .338 Winchester Magnum became the iconic elk, brown bear, and moose cartridge, and it spawned competitors as the market demanded ever faster velocities. Answer: In a way, they are. 250 gr. These close to one-ton beasts are often shot at ranges beyond those recommended for other dangerous game animals due to the open terrain common to coastal Alaska and Kodiak Island. Mag. The .338 Winchester Magnum derived much from work done by ballistics pioneer, Elmer Keith, among others. Use the right tool for the right job. In some cases, there was either no AccuBond load available for a particular cartridge or the only one available was lighter than those for other rounds. The 338 Lapua has a case capacity of 114.2 gr of water, while the 340 Weatherby- 98.0 gr, 338 Remington Ultra Mag- 113 gr., and the capacity of 338-378 Weatherby is 125 gr. The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge. "Bob" Thomson. AccuBond at 2941 fps. If you’re looking at these two rounds, the 338 RUM and 338 Edge are both worth looking at as well, but for today, I’ll just be focusing on the Lapua and Weatherby 338’s. Keith and Thomson are Elmer Keith and R.W. The .338 Lapua Magnum was developed in the eighties specifically to provide Military snipers a round capable of delivering high powered impacts to targets at extended range. My 28” #3 contour barrel is hand-lapped, free-floated and cut-rifled to extract top velocities and energy from .30-378 Weatherby Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum and .338-378 Weatherby Magnum chamberings. Mag. Question: Why would Recoil even be considered in a .338 caliber? MPBR for a 10 inch kill box illustrates the concept. The .460 Weatherby Magnum is a belted, bottlenecked rifle cartridge, developed by Roy Weatherby in 1957. Now let’s go. The .338 caliber magnums provide all the power most hunters could ever want—or need, but bullet selection is vital to realize their full potential. It too requires a magnum-length action. 225 gr. All calculations were based on the heaviest Nosler AccuBond™ bullet available in factory loaded ammunition for each caliber, unless otherwise noted. These are both big, long rounds that feel more like artillery than a rifle. The .340 is Roy Weatherby’s answer to the .338 Win. Imagine a bullet arcing through a six-inch diameter pipe for a certain distance. The .338 Win. Another fun game of round comparison, this time pitting the ferocious 338-378 Weatherby Magnum and the military favored 338 Lapua Magnum. The 338-378 was not designed with accuracy in mind. Although, even the least powerful here (.338 Win. They offer not just raw violence (at both ends of the barrel) but also flatter trajectories than the big-bores and consummate accuracy. As to the muzzle break comment, I have yet to see a rifle around here with a muzzle break. Great article. It comes close to .338 RUM performance but fits into standard (.30-06) length rifle actions. Functionally, it doesn’t matter a whole heck of a lot, but it can be a bit more troublesome when it comes to reloading the cases. proved good enough for old Elmer Keith, it’s good enough for me. Either a long range bullet fired up close, or a close range one used too far away can cause ineffective wounds and result in lost game. In a similar manner to the .338 Lapua, the .338-378 employs a full .579” diameter case rim rather than a standard magnum rim diameter of .532” as is Any reason I shouldn't consider this a great deal ? The .300 Win Mag vs .338 Lapua Magnum is an interesting comparison, and we think provides some interesting points of discussion. Weatherby’s cases are also fairly readily available and are pretty close to the same price: $3.50/case for 338 Lapua vs $3.50/case for Weatherby 338-378 depending where you pick them up from. Can … Thank you, sir! (If you’re looking for the best .338 Lapua … Remember that Weatherby rifles traditionally have longer free bore to keep pressure down, which can be detrimental to top accuracy. Power. The Lapua has a slight advantage in that it isn’t a belted case like the big Weatherby is. The .338-378 Weatherby Magnum started out as the wildcat cartridge, .338-378 Keith-Thomson Magnum during the early 1960s. What we need to know without fluff mucking up the targets. Question: Would you say the results of the best .338 magnums of your tests/comparison would be the same if reloads were considered? It has the case capacity to launch the heaviest .338 caliber bullets (300 grain) at useful velocities and is a stellar long-range cartridge for large game. Recoil calculations were based on a nine pound rifle weight. Claims 20 rounds down the tube. The Weatherby Mark V is the only production rifle which chambers the .338-378 Weatherby Magnum. (action bedding, trued action, lap bolt lugs etc.) Answer: As the article said, I chose the heaviest Nosler AccuBond bullet available in factory ammunition. The newest .338 magnum, the 33 Nosler arrived on the market in 2016. If you, the hunter, need or want it, look no further than the .338 caliber magnums. Just don’t expect those slugs to hold up if they hit a bull elk’s shoulder at fifty yards. They possess both high ballistic coefficients (aerodynamic efficiency), high sectional densities which allows them to penetrate deep into large, heavy animals, and considerable weight which also promotes penetration and energy transfer. 338 Lapua Magnum vs Body Armor - Duration: 4:18. I have the opportunity to purchase a Mark V Accumark in 378-338 Mag used. If the minimum energy range exceeds the minimum expansion range, the minimum expansion range becomes the maximum effective range since unexpanded bullets are much less effective regardless how much energy they possess. It hits the shooter the least, has proven itself in both Alaska and Africa for decades, and ammunition is available most places. Weatherby has developed several rounds by necking down their awe-inspiring .378; the .300-378 and .338-378. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .270 Winchester vs .338 Lapua Magnum ammo rounds. Mag. Driving a 250-grain bullet to 2940 fps, for over 4,800 ft.-lbs. Olight Black Friday Sale : Nov 28th – Dec 2nd Click Here : https://olight.idevaffiliate.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=210 PL-Pro Black/Desert Tan. These rounds do have one mission they are ideal for, though: Alaskan brown bears. Brilliant writing. Some cartridges were handicapped by the fact the major ammunition companies don’t offer the heaviest bullet weights, rather they offer the most popular or common. Indeed, the 338 Lapua was made with semi-automatic firearms and their careful feeding requirements as a consideration. Recoil has a direct effect on most shooter's accuracy--the more recoil, as a general rule, the less accurate the shooter. It scored just behind the .340 Weatherby and has the least recoil among the cartridges tested. (L-R) .22 Long Rifle, .30-06 case, .338 RUM. For shots well beyond 500 yards, consider the Nosler AccuBond LR, Swift Scirocco, Berger, Hornady ELD-X, Hornady SST, or Sierra Game King. In true Weatherby fashion, the .340 generates velocities almost 300 fps faster than the .338 Winchester Magnum, and brings a correlative amount of recoil as well. This combination is the goal Winchester’s designers had in mind when they introduced the first production .338 magnum in 1958. As a general rule, more than 15 ft-lbsf is considered enough recoil to affect most shooters’ accuracy. Therefore, a cartridge with less recoil than another, but with similar terminal performance, is better for the simple fact a missed shot, no matter how powerful, is useless. LJ Bonham is a semi-subsistence hunter, hunting magazine editor, and firearms enthusiast who lives in the Rocky Mountains. The.338-.378 Weatherby makes about 100-150fps more velocity than the Lapua, but with 10-15% more powder. I’ve sent hundreds of rounds of 340 Weatherby down Comes with dies and some brass plus a Leupold VX 111 3.5-10x40mm for a $1,000 bucks . Detailed performance figures are summarized in the table at the article’s end. These days, it’s very different. The Wound Channel 166,132 views 4:18 OVER 2 MILE SHOT (3561 yards with a 338 Lapua Magnum) - Duration: 13:57. The heaviest bullet available would give each cartridge its best chance since such bullets offer the highest BC's and SD's and would thus make the comparison as fair as possible. Developed for military snipers to bridge the gap between .300 Winchester Magnum and .50 BMG, at first glance, the .338 Lapua seems to define “over kill” in a hunting cartridge. Not that you should have any problems feeding the 338-378’s double radius shoulder case from a more typical bolt action rifle either. The AccuBond™ is a good all-round hunting bullet with high ballistic coefficients (BC) and terminal performance similar to the time tested Nosler Partition™. The main factor is to know the maximum and minimum anticipated impact velocities and the intended game, then select a bullet which is reliable under those conditions. Calculations were corrected to standard temperature (59F/15C) and pressure (29.92 inHg/1013 mbar) at sea level. They require a hunter to understand bullet construction and terminal performance in depth, especially with cartridges on the power scale’s upper end. Keith wanted something which would hammer through a quartering-away elk (his favorite game) out to 300 or 400 yards and realized a .338 caliber bullet driven fast enough would get the job done. Expanded Nosler AccuBond recovered from test media. As a big bad round capable of taking big game from a distance, it’s growing in popularity faster than the 338-378 Weatherby, and in the near future it looks like it’ll become the more popular choice. Adriel has been hunting all his life, enjoys shooting 3 gun, is a trainer for Project Mapleseed and tries to apply a practical point of views to his reviews. Upon making further improvements, the finish manufacturers made the .338 Magnum rounds compatible with semi-automatic weapons. Any rifle firing these rounds with a muzzle brake will require hearing protection worn even while hunting, while unbraked models will come with gobs of punishing recoil. That 9.5% more capacity does translate into faster speeds. If the .338 Win. If a person cannot tolerate a particular cartridges un-braked recoil, they need a different cartridge which they can manage without subterfuge. AccuBond at 2600 fps. Bullet selection for the .338 magnums presents some challenges. The second newest cartridge in this test, the .338 RUM has been around since 2002. If there is any possibility a hunter might make a shot at less than 100 yards, a tough, controlled expansion bullet is required to avoid the bullet disintegrating when it hits a large animal at close range. As a result of this, it became more widely available. While there is some overlap in the applications of these rounds, there are also going to be certain shooting situations where one might be better suited than the other. AccuBond at 3060 fps. Despite their “Thor’s Hammer” performance, .338 magnums are not as popular as their .30 caliber cousins for one big reason: recoil. (L-R) .308 Win., .340 Weatherby, 9x19mm Luger. While waiting on its return, I've been pondering the 338 lapua improved chambering. Specialized long range bullets were not used as they are unnecessary for most hunting situations. It was used in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. Answer: Recoil is a consideration with any cartridge. The less recoil, the more accurate the shooter, and hence, the more effective the cartridge. If, however, true long-range hunting is anticipated, they will all benefit from the specialized long-range bullets now on the market which expand well below 1800 fps. We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. This is the real … If you’d have picked up a catalog from Cabela’s 5 or 10 years ago, you wouldn’t have seen any 338 Lapua rifles listed but you may have seen the Weatherby. The mere 10% difference between the two cases is not much, but the difference in style of rifle is great. Their superior sectional densities combined with high velocity and bullet weight anchor these killer bears like few other cartridges. 250 gr. 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. The Lapua comes with a case capacity of 114.2 gr of water, while the 338-378 Weatherby holds 9.5% more at 125 gr of water. New Company Ritter & Stark Guarantees Rifles Shoot Half MOA or Better Ritter & Stark is a new firm looking to expand Austria’s small arms legacy with its very first product, a high-precision long-range bolt-action rifle for military and police shooters as well … The loaded cartridge is … However, a true magnum Mauser action will accept the longest magnums, such as the .416 Rigby which is 3.75 inches long. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet … Hmmmm, Nosler bullets and Nosler winner....just saying. The .338 Lapua Magnum was initially grounded on a .378 Weatherby Magnum case, necked down to accept 0.338-inch (8.6 mm) bullets because this diameter presents optimal sectional density and penetrating capabilities. and large game (1500 ft-lbs), and the minimum velocity most hunting bullets require for reliable expansion (1800 fps). of shoots flat, hits hard, and fits in standard length actions. All of which you hit dead on. This put some cartridges at a disadvantage since only factory advertised velocities were used. Both BC and sectional density (SD) are noted for each bullet tested. Always consult with the bullet or ammunition manufacturer as to your needs before you choose. AccuBond (.720 BC/.375 SD) at 2650 fps. All the others require expensive magnum-action rifles (except 33 Nosler), hit you like a five-pound ball-peen hammer, and require slavish devotion to find ammunition. I know I'm going to get flak for this, but it's true to an extent. 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