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Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« on: September 25, 2017, 09:59:05 PM »
Just wondering, saw an interesting .338 for sale that caught my interest.  Wondering how much kick it has, this one weighs 14 lbs.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 12:43:01 AM »
TXAZ,

TOO MUCH is the correct answer, imVho.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 09:05:39 AM »
Mine has the Accuracy International Chassis System and feels like my .300 Win mag.  Opinions do very.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 09:10:48 AM »
Ricochet,

Personally, I see little reason for a .300 Win Mag or the .338 Lapua for my purposes.
(The "old school"  9.3x62mm with the 286 JHP/solid is more than enough gun to humanely take any game animal on Planet Earth.)

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 09:22:06 AM »
Neither one is for any type of game.  I just like to see how close I can miss a target from a long way off.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 09:30:37 AM »
Ricochet,

I have little or no use for any long range target rifle, as I'm a hunter & seldom "punch paper" except to periodically "re-sight-in" my hunting rifles.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
I'm not a hunter, just a paper puncher.  But I really like the 600+ yard shots.
Got to play on a timed course with 600 yard to a mile targets and did well until I ran out of time at 1530 yards.

Just looking at other long range options.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 11:46:23 AM »
TXAZ,

Differing opinions is what makes horseraces.

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Re: Anyone got a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle? How's the kick?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 12:07:24 PM »
I'm not a hunter, just a paper puncher.  But I really like the 600+ yard shots.
Got to play on a timed course with 600 yard to a mile targets and did well until I ran out of time at 1530 yards.

Just looking at other long range options.

Dont own one and never will.

you can do that a lot cheaper than 338LM.. I believe it cost more to shoot than your 50BMG and your not getting much more performance than 7mmMag or 7mmRUM.. 7RUM has a shorter barrel life but will match 338LM remaining Sub Sonic to 1700m