Is 338 bigger than 7mm?
As illustrated in the chart, . 338 Lapua Magnum rounds – on average – achieve a velocity of about 2930 feet per second (fps) while 7mm-08 Remington rounds travel at a velocity of 2830 fps. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps.
What caliber is bigger 300 or 338?
338 LM rounds are a larger caliber than the . 300 Win Mag and have a slightly longer case and overall length. The . 338 is also able to be fitted with much heavier bullets than the .
Is a 7mm more powerful than a 300?
Everything else being equal, the smaller diameter 7mm bullets have a higher ballistic coefficient and a higher sectional density than the larger diameter bullets of the same weight from the . 300 Winchester Magnum. However, the . 300 Winchester Magnum generally uses heavier bullets than the 7mm Remington Magnum.
Is 338 too big for deer?
338 Win. Mag. isn’t too much for deer and antelope, and with a heavy-for-caliber, tough bullet designed to break heavy bones and penetrate deeply, it’s an outstanding choice for big bears.
What can the 7mm kill?
A 175-grain or 180-grain in the 7mm Rem. Mag. makes for an impressive elk, moose, and bear rifle. And it ain’t bad on kudu, oryx, wildebeest, and even eland.
Is the 7mm a good gun call of the wild?
Lightweight, well balanced and extremely accurate. This 7mm break action rifle comes with a responsive trigger, a simple yet robust firing mechanism and an extremely durable long-range barrel. The 7mm cartridge, combined with the characteristics of this polished weapon, makes it ideal for long-range hunting.
Is the 338 Lapua a good hunting rifle?
The shoot great but are too heavy to pack on an elk or moose hunt. The . 338 Lapua in the lighter Savage rifles is a good compromise but is still heavy to carry and has a lot of recoil. In terms of lethality when it impacts: it is very effective.
Which is larger a.338 or a 30-06?
Yes the .338 caliber cartridge is considerably larger than a 30-06 as can be seen in the image below. From left to right: 7mm GPC, 30-06 Springfield, and 338 Winchester Magnum Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Which is faster a 7mm Mag or a 30 caliber Mag?
Indeed, the 7mm Mag will shoot the same weight bullet faster than the .30-06. Additionally, the smaller diameter .284″ bullets the 7mm Mag uses have a higher ballistic coefficient and more sectional density than .30 caliber bullets of the same weight used by the .30-06 Springfield.
What’s the max range for a 338 Win Mag?
But, on animals such as Elk, Great bear it is limited by the amount of energy it retains over distance. 400 yards is my personal max range as that is the point at which the 160gr bullet still has enough velocity and energy to do its’ job ethically. The .338WM stretches that to 500 yards w/ a 180gr bullet.
How big of a cartridge do you need for a 338?
Some were shot at 30 yards, and the longest at 250 yards. I would use the Nosler bullet in any caliber 270 and up. I hand load spec hornaday 200 gr bullets at 7100 gr powder and get a book speed of 2900 fps faster then this example and drops black bears in their tracks! Even a 225 gr 338 WM bullet goes 2800 fps from the factory.