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cgarrett
06-10-2011, 07:59
My question should be easy, what is the difference in 338 winchester magnum and 338 lapua. What are the advantages and disadvantages to each?

Zak Smith
06-14-2011, 10:30
The .338 Lapua has much more case capacity, and with the same mass bullets, should have 200-350 fps over the .338 WM. The .338 WM is really a short/mid-range hunting cartridge, while the .338LM is a long-range shooting cartridge.