For the average shooter who takes their .270 or .308 to the range on the weekends, the .338 Lapua is like a Ferrari Enzo. Without devoting a large amount of time and resources, the cost of owning and maintaining a rifle in that caliber is too great for the payoff. However, being the stubborn sort, I figured there had to be a way to shoot the .338 while not having it rip a Grand Canyon sized dent in your wallet.
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The biggest lifetime expense of your firearm — even considering the initial purchase cost of the gun — is almost always ammo. Here are 10 of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Shooter’s Log most popular stories about ammunition choice, tuning, and suitability.
The biggest fixed expenses when getting into the gun game are usually firearms, then optics, or sometimes the other way around. But over the lifetime of a platform — rifle, shotgun, handgun, doesn’t matter — the biggest expense is almost always ammo. Accordingly, stories focusing on ammunition use, tuning, and suitability are favorites of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle community. Herewith, then, are the most-read articles we’ve run in the Shooter’s Log that have to do with ammunition choice and performance: