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Old 07-09-2010, 05:47 PM
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Dense loads in 338 caliber?

You guys shooting the 338 class of rifles, the larger capacity cases......what powder/powders are you using to give a dense charge....such that the base of the bullet is atop the powder??

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Re: Dense loads in 338 caliber?

What do you define, as a larger case capacity?
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Re: Dense loads in 338 caliber?

Retumbo!
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Re: Dense loads in 338 caliber?

338 edge, h1000 with the 250 gr SMK.

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Re: Dense loads in 338 caliber?

338 RUM H-1000 300 Berger Hybrid
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Re: Dense loads in 338 caliber?

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What do you define, as a larger case capacity?
Specifically the 338 Lapua cartridge and likewise capacity! My son has a TRG-42 that shoots fair back to 1400 yds. but I want to 'spearmint' some to decrease group size down to about 8" or less! The older powders won't give me a dense charge and H1000 is about the same way! RETUMBO.....has been a thought but I haven't tried it as yet!!
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Re: Dense loads in 338 caliber?

I use 94 grains Retumbo in my .338 RUM for a velocity of 2750fps, on the nose, out of a 26" barrel. you have a little more room so that would be on the slow end for you. useing 300 SMKs it shoots under 3/4" @ 200yards eveytime when I do my part. I havent gone past 600 yards with that load, but it is defenatly better than I am. I have been extremly happy with the temp. stability of the Hodgdon Extreme powders and dont think Ill really use any thing else.
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