Yeah, I’m pretty sure you could do that.

…or, I Get Referrals, from Irvine, California, “deer hunting with a 338 lapua.”

Oh, I’m sure a .338 Lapua would make a FINE deer rifle, with that 200-grain bullet chugging along at 3340 fps or so and 4950 lb-ft. of energy at the muzzle. Compare that to, say, about 2620 lb-ft. for a 168-grain .308 round at about 2650 fps. If anything a .338 might be overkill, unless you’re making routine shots from 1,000 yards-plus. But hey, as the old saying goes, smoke ’em if you got ’em. I’d hunt with it if I could afford the feeding costs. πŸ˜‰

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4 Responses to “Yeah, I’m pretty sure you could do that.”

  1. BL Says:

    I shot a deer with a .577 Sunday because I could πŸ™‚

  2. mike w. Says:

    Pfft. Everyone knows that any caliber that doesn’t start with a 4 or higher is for pansy little girls….

  3. southtexaspistolero Says:

    The .577 T-Rex? Damn. Did you have to knock your shoulder back into its socket? Lol

    Mike: Heh. Never thought about that rule applying to long guns. That’ll put that 5.56 vs 7.62 NATO debate to rest right quick!

  4. southtexaspistolero Says:

    BobG
    Seems like it would be better used for elk,moose, bison, or brown bears. A deer doesn’t need that much firepower, especially the little white tails that are in so many areas.
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    AlanDP
    Just shoot ’em right where the head joins the neck and you won’t ruin much meat.

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