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338 Edge - History and Development
338 EDGE LOAD INFO
Remember stupid will hurt, please use safe reloading practices and work up to accurate loads within standard pressures.
Test rifle 30 Hart barrel, 1-10 twist, throat +.050
Note all loads shown are MAXIMUM loads in our test rifle.

Bullet: Sierra 300 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: Federal 215 Match
Powder: RL25
Charge: 91.0 gr.
OAL: 3.785
Velocity: 2833 fps
ES: 27 fps

Notes: Good accuracy, temperature sensitive, OK ES


Bullet: Sierra 300 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: Federal 215 Match
Powder: Retumbo
Charge: 94.5
OAL: 3.785
Velocity: 2821 fps
ES: 21 fps

Notes: Accurate, ES good, but more temp sensitive than H1000


Bullet: Sierra 300 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: Federal 215 Match
Powder: US869
Charge: 104.0
OAL: 3.785
Velocity:2918
ES: 36 fps

Notes: over 200 fps temp sensitivity
Bullet: Sierra 300 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: Federal 215 Match
Powder: H1000
Charge: 94.0 gr.
OAL: 3.785
Velocity: 2808 fps
ES: 31 fps

Notes: Good accuracy ES is a little high


Bullet: Sierra 300 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: CCI BR2
Powder: H1000
Charge: 94.0 gr.
OAL: 3.785
Velocity: 2827 fps
ES: 46 fps

Notes: Accuracy alright, ES all over the chart



Bullet: Sierra 250 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: CCI BR2
Powder: RL-25
Charge: 99.0 gr.
OAL: 3.685
Velocity: 3094 fps
ES: 24 fps

Notes: Groups .218-.294 @ 100 yards

Bullet: Nosler 200 gr. Ballistic tip
Case: Remington
Primer: CCI BR2
Powder: RL-25
Charge: 104.0 gr.
OAL: 3.725
Velocity: 3390 fps
ES: 28 fps

Notes: Very compressed load, Mag primer may help lower ES

Bullet: Sierra 300 gr. SMK
Case: Remington
Primer: CCI 250
Powder: H1000
Charge: 94.0 gr.
OAL: 3.785
Velocity: 2811 fps
ES: 8 fps !!!!

Notes: 92-94 gr. is our standard load for most rifles but is a maximum load. Accuracy is unbelievable.

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