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Old 09-13-2011, 06:36 PM
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8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

Anyone own one, got any loads for the 300 Scenar?
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:22 PM
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Re: 8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

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Anyone own one, got any loads for the 300 Scenar?

Twist rate may bite your rear on that one, Lazzeroni's load data for the Titan is with a 1-12" twist rate which leads me to believe that is what his rifles are bbl'd with, 300grainers are best launched out of at least 1-10 (YMMV).

I do have & use to great success a Lazzeroni Patriot (rem 700), do you have one? Or just looking for data?
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:00 PM
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Re: 8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

I bought a reamer super cheap, but after hearing a lo of bad things about the brass I think it will make a heck of a good pre-reamer for a 338 Lapua.

The beauty of the Lapua is quality cases from 4 different manufactuerers.

A friend here in Australia AI'd his Lapua to keep the brass from growing. I think I would rather just shoot it the way it is.

Not looking for a Lapua improvement, just thought the 338 Lazz would be a good deal. I don't like drama in shooting, I try very hard to keep it out of my life and one more negative impact isn't going to help.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:07 PM
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Re: 8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

The only down side to the brass is cost, at $2.00 ea it's not cheap, other than that, i've had little trouble with it. Decent consistancy (i do have to weight sort) & it seems to be well made, I have LOTS of firings on several cases w/o any trouble. If you're going to have one built, (to state the obvious) you can pick any twist you want.... that big ol' case should really spit them 300grainers...

I guess there is one caveat... I have been shooting my Lazz' for years, it seems there were some changes made in the brass manufacturer, I have brass with 2 different sizes of head stamp, (the letters are bigger) I just found this literally this week. I am still testing to determine if there are any internal differences, since you will most doubtedly be buying new brass, you should have no trouble with this issue.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: 8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

Thank you for your input.

I really need to do more research. The thing keeping me away from the Edge, Norma, and 338 RUM is the lack of more than one manufactuerer for brass. Now that Nosler is making RUM brass it might be worth looking into, but the 338 Lapua is easy.

I have owned several 340 Weatherbys over the years and until this new Nosler brass came a long it has been a real bastard to keep fed. As 340 Weatherby brass has not always been available.

I have enough bastard rifles like the 9.3x64 and 8x68 Schuler, that more drama with something that is going to get used a lot doesn't really interest me.

For a long time my only qualifier on new rifle cartridges was weather or not RWS made brass. I am a little more open to other brands, but still would prefer if RWS made everything.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:36 PM
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Re: 8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

I don't think you want to run that reamer through your barrel with the intintions of following it up with a lapua reamer. There is way less body taper in the titan than the lapua. I think you could do it the other way around though.

I have a 6.53 scramjet and a 8.59 titan. The brass for the scramjet is way better than the titan brass. On never fired brass for the titan you could prime 4 out of 40 of my cases and tap them on the bench and get the primers to fall out. I called lazeroni about it and talked to Jim lazeroni and he did nothing but argue with me. I hung up on him cause he got quite rude. I then sent John lazeroni an Email telling him about the four cases and how his brother was and he sent me an email back that said sometimes his brother doesn't get along with people.

I got those two guns when I was starting to shoot longer ranges. I think since you have not built the gun yet you would be better off selling the reamer and getting something with better quality brass.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: 8.59 Titan Lazzeroni

I ordered it from Midway, so I'll just send it back.

Should have spent the money on a 416 Weatherby reamer anyway.
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