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Old 11-29-2012, 07:32 PM
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.338 lapua mag

looking to shoot berger bullets for hunting and some target shooting in a .338 lm any suggestions on where to start?
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: .338 lapua mag

Lapua brass, H-1000 start at 88 gr and work up. A CCI 250 mag primer and seat them .015" off the lands. That should be a good starting place, let me know how it works out.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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Re: .338 lapua mag

you can use the same as mentioned about, but start with 86 grains retumbo.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:47 AM
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Re: .338 lapua mag

what is a good grain bullet to start with?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:34 AM
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Re: .338 lapua mag

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what is a good grain bullet to start with?
Sorry, my load above was for the 300 gr. Berger OTM Hybrid. But would also work with a 300 gr Sierra Match King with some seating depth tuning.

I should have posted it in my first post but I always think 300 gr with a 338 Lapua.

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Re: .338 lapua mag

h-1000, retumbo, rl-25, rl-33, ramshot magnum, all will work rl-25 should get you the most speed and should be very accurate. Fed 215 primers remington 9 1/2 or cci 250 should all work well. All I have shot is 300 grain bergers and smk's so that what I would look at.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: .338 lapua mag

I went with the new Nosler AccuBond 300grain beasts (supposedly 0.720 BC). Mainly because most of my hunting is done with either Partition for close up or AccuBond for medium to long range. I'm kind of in the same boat as you, so we can help each other out on the load. I will say that Broz is right in line with what I'm trying.

Here's the first 25 rounds will be until I find what works best for my setup:
  • CASES: Lapua Brass (this brass is worth every penny)
  • PRIMERS: Federal Gold Medal GM215M Large Magnum Rifle match primers
  • BULLETS: Nosler AccuBond 300 grain bullets
  • POWDER: Hodgdon H1000 powder
    • Test Rounds 1-5: 88.0 Grains
    • Test Rounds 6-10: 88.5 Grains
    • Test Rounds 11-15: 89.0 Grains
    • Test Rounds 16-20: 89.5 Grains
    • Test Rounds 21-25: 90.0 Grains
  • LANDS: As Broz mentions you will need to play with your lands as well. I am going to be trying somewhere between 0.015 and 0.025
What muzzle velocity and energy are you "shooting" for? What type of shooting/hunting? What is your experience level at reloading and LRH? These are the questions I have been looking at myself. I plan to chrony up each of the test shots and will do a full report sometime before the end of the year (hopefully).

Good luck and have fun!
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