Something from IWA that escaped attention RWS .338Lapua ammo

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Something from IWA that escaped attention RWS .338Lapua ammo

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:14 pm

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How long until we see it in Australia is anyone's guess



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Post by TheoR8 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:29 am

Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:How long until we see it in Australia is anyone's guess
Probably Never!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :handgestures-thumbup:

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:36 am

Be interesting to see how they go anyhow.
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Post by SPEEDY » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:50 am

:lol:
deerhunter338mag wrote:Be interesting to see how they go anyhow.
Be more interesting to see what they cost :whistle:

I never got the premium target ammunition, if your that keen then you reload.
Looks the part, if it's any better then the Lapua stuff then that will be impressive, that was about the only factory LR ammo I liked.
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Re: Something from IWA that escaped attention RWS .338Lapua ammo

Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:41 pm

SPEEDY wrote::lol:
deerhunter338mag wrote:Be interesting to see how they go anyhow.
Be more interesting to see what they cost :whistle:

I never got the premium target ammunition, if your that keen then you reload.
Looks the part, if it's any better then the Lapua stuff then that will be impressive, that was about the only factory LR ammo I liked.
To me it really wouldn't be the cost if they are accurate out to 1500 meters and kill good at that range on the animal I'm hunting. If they do that then I don't mind paying. So many times I see guys spend bucket loads of money on their car, fuel, food, alcohol,camping gear hunting gear and everything that goes with hunting not to spend the time and money having a projectile that works. It's the single most important thing in hunting and is the most thing over looked. In the big picture it's the cheapest thing apart from your jocks and socks. :D
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Re: Something from IWA that escaped attention RWS .338Lapua ammo

Post by 9.3x64 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:53 pm

deerhunter338mag wrote:
SPEEDY wrote::lol:
deerhunter338mag wrote:Be interesting to see how they go anyhow.
Be more interesting to see what they cost :whistle:

I never got the premium target ammunition, if your that keen then you reload.
Looks the part, if it's any better then the Lapua stuff then that will be impressive, that was about the only factory LR ammo I liked.
To me it really wouldn't be the cost if they are accurate out to 1500 meters and kill good at that range on the animal I'm hunting. If they do that then I don't mind paying. So many times I see guys spend bucket loads of money on their car, fuel, food, alcohol,camping gear hunting gear and everything that goes with hunting not to spend the time and money having a projectile that works. It's the single most important thing in hunting and is the most thing over looked. In the big picture it's the cheapest thing apart from your jocks and socks. :D
Absolutely, totally agree.
I use RWS ammunition occasionally, it's absolutely superb quality and the brass will last for ages if you look after it.
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Re: Something from IWA that escaped attention RWS .338Lapua ammo

Post by sav338 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:14 pm

deerhunter338mag wrote:
SPEEDY wrote::lol:
deerhunter338mag wrote:Be interesting to see how they go anyhow.
Be more interesting to see what they cost :whistle:

I never got the premium target ammunition, if your that keen then you reload.
Looks the part, if it's any better then the Lapua stuff then that will be impressive, that was about the only factory LR ammo I liked.
To me it really wouldn't be the cost if they are accurate out to 1500 meters and kill good at that range on the animal I'm hunting. If they do that then I don't mind paying. So many times I see guys spend bucket loads of money on their car, fuel, food, alcohol,camping gear hunting gear and everything that goes with hunting not to spend the time and money having a projectile that works. It's the single most important thing in hunting and is the most thing over looked. In the big picture it's the cheapest thing apart from your jocks and socks. :D

Well said DH
How true !

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Post by mchughcb » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:56 pm

I dunno. If I was using rws factory 9.3x74R every week for sambar it would cost more than my petrol bill. Luckily those 30 cal woodleighs do the trick at 1/4 of the cost.

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:30 pm

mchughcb wrote:I dunno. If I was using rws factory 9.3x74R every week for sambar it would cost more than my petrol bill. Luckily those 30 cal woodleighs do the trick at 1/4 of the cost.
But if you shot a 36" stag the cost wouldn't even enter it. :lol: You're a bit lucky compared to most Chucky you have access to a few great properties and are shooting a lot of deer. Your bill for Ammo would be very high if you bought costly Ammo like RWS. But the average Joe that goes a few times a year chasing the King is the guy I'm talking about. They never spend the time looking into the most important thing that counts.
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Post by mchughcb » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:08 pm

That is true. If that 36" was sitting there you don't want to skimp on ammo. If I was hunting only a couple of time a year rather than a twice a week then I'd buy 2 boxes of RWS and be happy. Even my shotgun bill was getting up there last year :lol:

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Post by mchughcb » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:10 pm

Almost all my cases are RWS or Geco though. Quality stuff :clap:

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:19 pm

mchughcb wrote:Almost all my cases are RWS or Geco though. Quality stuff :clap:

Yeah I might get a couple of RWS cases in 338lap to try and see how they would go as ackley improved. I'm very happy with the lap brass as I've got about 6 shots out of it once it's been improved but would be interesting to see how the RWS goes.
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Post by mchughcb » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:41 pm

Got lapua and norma but the RWS is that class above in quality. The geco is probably on a par with Lapua but dirt cheap. Currently all my 30-06 hunting ammo is using geco brass.

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:12 am

mchughcb wrote:Got lapua and norma but the RWS is that class above in quality. The geco is probably on a par with Lapua but dirt cheap. Currently all my 30-06 hunting ammo is using geco brass.

It's more once it been blown out to an improved case. I've found Norma is good but a bit soft and want last in the big guns. ATM the lap brass is working well but at $530 a box of 100 it's not cheap. :lol: :lol: might look into geco brass.
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Re: Something from IWA that escaped attention RWS .338Lapua ammo

Post by SPEEDY » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:28 am

I don't see it as skimping on ammo, I just find reloading gives you the best ammunition for your rifle and game.

But when shooting LR it takes 250-500 rounds at paper for every shot at game, especially at the 1000 yard mark, then cost can work into it.
But very very few LR shooters buy any sort of factory ammunition for good reason.
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