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Old 01-21-2014, 02:25 PM
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338 win mag compressed loads

78 grains of rl19 in a 338 win mag shooting 225 gr AB is a compressed load. Anything in particular I should be worried about?
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:25 PM
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78 grains of rl19 in a 338 win mag shooting 225 gr AB is a compressed load. Anything in particular I should be worried about?
that your load is rather stout... check your bullet creep... if they are loaded for a few days and haven't crept out of the case at all, you should be good to go.

I'm at 75 gr rl19 with a 225 ab or hdy sp in my 338 ruger#1 and at 2900 fps. I remember the speer manual going to 78 grains with their 225, but I haven't needed to go there.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:34 PM
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Re: 338 win mag compressed loads

I was thinking the same thing about stout I mean. If the bullet doesn't move then they should be good.
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Re: 338 win mag compressed loads

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78 grains of rl19 in a 338 win mag shooting 225 gr AB is a compressed load. Anything in particular I should be worried about?
besides the fact it's 4 grs over max charge in 6th addition of nosler manual?
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:45 PM
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Re: 338 win mag compressed loads

You sir are a very brave man, I just ran several through my ruger m77 with 75g of r19 pushinga 210 ttsx to 2800 ish My groups opened up at 100 yds, but 74g of r19 was putting 3 in a 7/8 group at 100yds. Just be very careful....
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that your load is rather stout... check your bullet creep... if they are loaded for a few days and haven't crept out of the case at all, you should be good to go.

I'm at 75 gr rl19 with a 225 ab or hdy sp in my 338 ruger#1 and at 2900 fps. I remember the speer manual going to 78 grains with their 225, but I haven't needed to go there.
Hey Lefty, you need any .338 WM brass? I got 39 of them I will never need again. Interested in trading for some STW brass or some other brass...Got any .300 Wby or .257 Wby?
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Hey Lefty, you need any .338 WM brass? I got 39 of them I will never need again. Interested in trading for some STW brass or some other brass...Got any .300 Wby or .257 Wby?
I've got 400 rounds of 7rem brass sitting around waiting to be necked up to 338 when my current 300 rounds or so gets tired. I'll be fine for a good while but one of these other gents could possibly need the brass. I'd talk to the one running the stout load first...

pm me on your stw brass situation...
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