They’ll both launch a bullet at 2950 fps. Notes: Magazine works only with Wyatt's trigger guard assembly The 300 Rum (or any of the big 30 cal magnums) pushing a 240 gr VLD is quite a good long range option. But now companies like Sierra make the 300 gr match kings BT that I now use which have very high ballistic coefficients. Therefore, the only time a 338 RUM would be at a disadvantage over a 338 Lapua is for the 300 Grain bullet. Might take a look at the .338 Edge cartridge as well. 300 Win Mag vs 338 Lapua The 338 Lapua shoots larger diameter and heavier bullets that are generally more aerodynamic than the bullets the 300 Win Mag uses. Remington .338 RUM factory ammo starts at about $4 per cartridge. 1. With 300 Winchester Magnum, you’re playing with much cheaper brass, but the belt can be a bit annoying when reloading. The savage 110 that I use has the proper twist rate for the 300 gr sierra, it seems to be accurate- although I'm still testing it. That’s splitting hairs for on-game performance, but makes a pretty big difference for long range shooting. The two cartridges have a similar trajectory at normal hunting ranges, but typical 338 Lapua loads have 30-40% more muzzle energy. If you are experiencing difficulties posting in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforums of TFL, please read the "sticky" announcement threads at the top of the applicable subforum. The 300 Winchester Magnum is in a class way above the 30-30, and with a 180 grn pill, will provide over 1000 ft-lbs of energy just up to 900 yards. The 338 Lapua does best with 250 to 270 gr bullets, although the 300 gr SMK is a serious contender for long range accuracy. 300 H&H Magnum. Calculations were corrected to standard temperature (59F/15C) and … At that time, 30-caliber bullets were inserted onto the cartridges. The question could be: Does a 300 Win mag have a better bullet (better coefficient) than the sierra .338 300 gr (coefficient of 0.768) bullet? Heck, that rule of thumb gets passed at 1200 yards. The Contestants. Technically the 338 Lapua brass cartridge volume is under its capacity to drive the 300 gr bullet up to 2900 fps (more ideal fps) without going over SAAMI pressure specs. The superior ballistics of the 338 only come into play past 1000 yards, something few people have ranges for. The shot by Canadian, Rob Furlong, was 2,430 meters, using a McMillan TAC-50 rifle, loaded with I believe a 750 gr AMAX bullet, although I am not sure on that point except that a match load using the AMAX bullet was available to Canadian snipers at the time. But I am wanting a 338 for a dedicated long range rifle. If you reload, the cost of the 338 … Figuring that Remington ought to know how to chamber them right, I ordered six rifles for the shop; four in 40-XB KS (two left hand and two right), a 700 BDL in left hand, and a 700 XCR in right. 2. Just as a foreword: this is a totally bunk comparison. Commercial ammo for the .338 Lapua Mag is about six bucks a round. .338 Remington Ultra Magnum (RUM) 300 Grain Nosler AccuBond- The .338 Remington Ultra Magnum is a .338 caliber rifle cartridge introduced by Remington Arms in 2002. The table shows that the 338 RUM delivers equal velocities with less powder and less recoil up through the 250 Grain bullets. Ballistically they are quite similar. 1. Thecase is a rimless bottleneck with a large rifle magnum primer. That’s approaching safari rounds. I guess which one you choose depends on what you plan on doing with it._____ treeman . If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. The 300 Ultra Mag was certainly capable of match accuracy, so the 338 RUM at least seemed promising. 338 lapua = mimics a max pressure/hot 338 winchester, a very over hyped waste of money. Still fits in the OAL of a 700 based action, but lots of punch. 300 AAC Blackout. Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:,,, For example, a .300 Remington Ultra Magnum firing a 200-grain bullet at 3,100 fps (a very popular combination) generates 4,000 ft.-lbs. They’ll both launch a bullet at 2950 fps. If you read bullet manufacturers manuals, most of them recommend more than 1000 fpe to reliably expand and do what they’re supposed to on game. I agree with Fosgate5 on the 338 Lapua (tactical/sniper rifle) think it's got the one of biggest bolt face @ .558. Better Lapua brass costs $3 per case for 338, BUT you can make it last well into 20 reloads if you’re careful. And while both these cartridges are being tested by the US Military as a sniping round, I’m just comparing the two for hunting purposes below. It’ll also keep your ears ringing long after the hunt is done (if you forgot hearing protection). Remington produced the 300 Win Mag in 1999 and this is also the first cartridge of the 30-caliber 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.

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