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Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

 
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:56 PM
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Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

Berger Bullets has added reloading data sheet updates for 338s - including 338 LM, 338 Edge, 338-378 Weatherby.

See Reloading Data | Berger Bullets

Also note the article (handload manual excerpt) by Bryan Litz, "Effects of Cartridge Over All Length (COAL) and Cartridge Base to Ogive (CBTO)"
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:38 AM
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Re: Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

Velocities seem a little slow on some of them, especially the Edge. On the 300 grain, the max powder listing they have is almost 6 grains lower then I've read that most people are using for H1000.

What are your thoughts on this?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:03 AM
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Re: Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

I have to agree, I have a 338-378, And I see 3080 fps with the 300gr. with no preasurer at all of course I have a 36inch barrel but his speeds seem very low. I also use 50 bmg powder!
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Re: Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

Well on the edge info they are 4 inches shorter than my barrel and way shorter on the COAL. The speeds are a lot slower and a lot less powder. I figure it is cause of how far the bullet is seated and the shorter barrel. Was really supprised at the max powder charge for H1000 being so low.
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Re: Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

I've noticed that all Berger reloading data is way slower than what most people find their rifles are capable of. I believe I remember reading in the fine print that Berger data is computer derived. More than likely, they dropped the max charges back to be "safe in every gun" and let gun owners bump up over max as they please.

I found something interesting a few nights ago when searching through some load data for my 300 RUM. The newest Nosler reloading manual shows different "max loads" for 180 accubond than the previous nosler manual. From what I can remember, the max loads vary 3-4 grains, with the newest manual being more conservative.

A larger safety factor?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:50 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

I am thoroughly disappointed in this installment. I bought manual online looking data on the LM and wow that hurt when I got to the last cartridge and found no .338's.
They have the h1000 max load at 104%......???? I still hear powder shaking in the brass at that point.
Love their products and the minds that come up with em except for the foray into load manuals.
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Re: Berger Bullets adds handload update sheets for 338s + Litz article

Like to see the 338 Norma listed, 300 and 250 grain
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