Re: recomendations on 338lapua
I kinda got it in my head that if you ain't gonna move up to a 50; is the 338 lapua all that much better than say a 30-378, 340, or any of the custom wildcats in 338. My Weatherby bedded in that Mcmillan stock with super light trigger is pretty dang good for long range hunting purposes I guess out to 1000 yards. I see guys with 308s shooting 12 inch plates at 800 yards, consistently, across the river with all the changing winds; kinda amazes me.
I've kicked around having a 338 lapua built (couple friends have big bucks into their Lapuas), cried to the wife how bad I need a 50, end up buying something used on AK list when I can get them cheap enough or buy another nice AR, which is more applicable for my hunting purposes. Drove 400 miles down and back to Tok (ice mud & snow) to pick up that new SCAR yesterday. I figure if she'll let me buy that, I could have a 50 if I act nice for awhile. SO, what caliber would you all buy for 1500 yard shots if you were to buy one or have one built; for moose, caribou? I'd say grizz too, but have had the experience of shooting a grizz too far off.
I get up on our summit and see moose & caribou way off, 1500 yards, I know, I know; waste of time. Then I watch ole Tubbs making those mile shots and get the me too syndrome, ha ha.