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Unread 03-23-2013, 09:51 PM
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338 edge load questions

I am just getting my edge going and not completly sure what to expect. I did all my barrel break in and then I mounted my scope there is all my information on the targets. I shot from 88.5gr to 94 gr. I never seen any velocity spikes really. I Have a trued remington 700 with a 31.75 5r barrel and then carlocks brake after that. It really seems to shoot but not sure what to think. Has anyone ever played with hodgon bmg as a slower powder or should I try something faster to see if velocity would increase. I am not complaining, just did not see all that much happen with what was tested. The loads are with cci 250 and seated against the lands.
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    Unread 03-23-2013, 09:52 PM
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    Re: 338 edge load questions

    Sorry I will see if I can get the pics a little bigger.
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    Unread 03-24-2013, 11:21 AM
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    Re: 338 edge load questions

    US 869 will probably give you the most velocity in the Edge. The downside is that it seems to be temp sensitive. You are getting some pretty impressive velocities, if the top loads have a low ES with manageable pressure and acceptable accuracy you are GTG. I would not worry about squeezing the last drop of velocity out of it unless you plan to shoot at extreme ranges.
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    Unread 03-24-2013, 11:32 AM
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    Re: 338 edge load questions

    Uh, just looked closer at your target, did all of those different loads fall into a cluster that is around 1/4 Moa. If those squares are 1 inch and considering the 3 click move that would have brought the three to the left of the big group into the cluster, sure looks like 1/4 min to me.

    I don't have any idea how many rifles you have dealt with but your results are spectacular!
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    Unread 03-24-2013, 11:38 AM
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    Re: 338 edge load questions

    What slug are you shooting? When you settle on a load and get it fine tuned that stick will HAMMER for sure.
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    Unread 03-24-2013, 01:30 PM
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    Re: 338 edge load questions

    hell would'nt want to sell that rifle augustus is dead on if those numbers are true your doing fine . 92 gr is looking just fine
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