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5 years 48 weeks ago, 6:55 AM

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What-do-ya-think. Will it have a life or not. For 250 yards or less (200grain bullet), I like it. Might be pretty impressive as an entry cartridge vs .50 Beowulf (Which I really like)(or), as it could get back into the fight after recoil a little quicker.

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5 years 48 weeks ago, 11:17 AM

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I can't believe no one jumped on this w/.308,.308.308.. I can remember(as a wee tyke when .308 vs 30.06 military use was a huge argument. Even more progressive thinking is going on now. An LE friend went with the .308 and is happy. I like the 200grains vs 150/160 weight bullet.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 3:25 PM

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Thought I would ask again since there were zero comments the 1st time.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 3:37 PM

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.338 Federal

Oh my son is gonna love this one Charlie! He loves both the Federal and the Lapua .339s, but you're gonna get a pretty good argument out of him about the heavier projectile over the lighter projectile. Both of my sons are on the design team working with myself and fordvg and also Reaper recently joined us on our LRLSRS Long Range Light Sniper Rifle System design project. Ryo kun even helped convince me along with fordvg to go from a 175 grain projectile down to a 140 grain projectile. So it'll be interesting to see what he has to say about your heavier round.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 3:38 PM

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Sorry about the typo

.338 I meant.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 4:03 PM

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That's interesting that you would go to 140 grains. I believe the,7MM08 (.280 Remington Light(which I love)) is a better cartridge at 140grains than a .308. At least velocity wise and I will bet accuracy wise.
I think when you get down to the 300 yard (maybe a little farther) range the .338 fed can come into play. But, It's all about terrain for usage. It is also "am I willing to trade the space for .338 vs .223 in a firefight at practical Infantry engagement ranges" ? I like the .338 Federal for limited "specific" usage. Am I going to buy one "yes"(I've already got my reloading dies).

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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It's for a 5.56mm projectile. Elongated and made with very heavy internal materials.

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