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Old 10-29-2011, 07:23 AM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Loads for Elk and Moose

Not sure on this sight, but reloadersnest.com is good source. I would suggest starting there and see what you can find. Mind you, when ever you find other peoples loads, work up to them. Sometimes people post loads that work well for their particular rifle, but not necessarily safe for yours. There is some very knowledgeable people here that can offer some sage advice. When I loaded for .338WM about 15yrs ago I wasn't very successful. My cousin ended up loading for me. I was new to the game then and still learning. Hope to get another 338WM some day.

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Old 10-29-2011, 07:28 AM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Loads for Elk and Moose

Sage aadvice, Liltank. I am very new to the reloading game with some old equipment so I'll need to get the critical essentials, both in equipment and procedures..
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Re: .338 Win Mag Loads for Elk and Moose

Any opinion on the G7 Ballisstics Calculator?
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Re: .338 Win Mag Loads for Elk and Moose

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Any opinion on the G7 Ballisstics Calculator?
It's pretty good. I use it often. I have an ipod so I use the FTE Ballistics program as well. I just printed out to field cards off the G7 Ballistics calculator yesterday. So do you need advice on equipment for reloading or what exactly are you needing in information? For a well rounded reloading manual, I like the Lyman 49th edition. I use three different manuals when I load to compare load data. The Sierra load manual has never steered me wrong either. The Sierra and Lee loading manuals have some great reading in the beginning of the books on "How to load" and some extra advice on advanced techniques. Don't know if you have found the sight yet, but Accurate shooter has a ton of info with with advanced loading info. They won't actually have a lot of information on the .338WM, but all the information is still pertinent for brass preparation and load work up.

I think you'll find that H4350/IMR 4350, H4831/IMR4831, H1000, Ramshot Magnum, Accurate RL19 and 22, will work well for the 225 Hornady's. If you want to shoot the heavier bullets, then I would suggest slower powders. Here is a great reference for comparing burn rates. This is useful when you want to try different powders from other companies and want to stay in specific burn rate. Burn rate is the speed of the powder burn to propel specific weight bullets. The lighter the bullet, the faster the powder you want. The heavier the bullet, the slower the burn. Here is one I use by Lapua:

http://www.lapua.com/upload/reloadin...echart2011.pdf

This should get you started.

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Re: .338 Win Mag Loads for Elk and Moose

You might try here...http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp.....for some data..??
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Re: .338 Win Mag Loads for Elk and Moose

My favorite Moose Rifle the 338 Win

225gr Nosler Part or Accubond
Reloader 19 @ 78.0
federal 215 GM primer
WW cases
2900 + FPS in old Win 70 with 25"

My load for 8 years

this load is very close to the Alliant Reloader 19 powder website load also
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