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Old 03-02-2003, 08:28 PM
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Re: 30/338 Lapua

Brent,the load data I gave you would be safe in ANY gun.My light gun will push a 240 to over 3000 fps with a 30" barrel.My Heavy gun with handle more powder than my light gun.36" Kreiger barrel....My accuracy load for my heavy gun is 3168.I WILL not tell you the max load's I use in MY GUNS.Again,the load data I gave you would be safe in all gun's chambered in 300 Ultra...

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Re: 30/338 Lapua

Brent

Boyds load you have saved is a load he was trying at Williamsport---NOT his hunting load. We call these loads for target shooting "Powder puff" loads. When he got serious with the loads and wanted more velocity he went on up and went for more velocity and even tried some WC872 that I gave him. That's when the velocity came up.


Concerning My 300 RUM Improved (Tomahawk) round, to give you an idea of how much I use,I shoot 104, 105 and 106 grs of WC872 powder and the 240 gr bullet . The velocities of 3235 FPS I have attained were checked over an Oehler 35P two or three times on different days to be sure of the speed.

As per my 338/416---I seat the bullet WAY out so that VERY little bullet (if any) is down in the case) This allows for more powder capacity. As the throat wears, I can go out a bit more. I shoot 122.5 grs of powder in that one and have some room to go but that load is the one that I only get two firings from my cases. It propels the 300 gr at 3310 FPS (fastest I have gone) with the average at 3280 FPS. I don't suggest that load to anyone who does not have a custom HEAVY action and heavy barrel. I will not be responsible for their rifle or damaged done to the shooter. It does work for me.

What your forgetting as pertaining to the extreme longrange shooter is, we work with heavy loads consistantly to attain the velocity we are after and have for many years. We don't go by the book as there's usually nothing in loading manuals pertaining to the rifles or cartridges we use. Most loading manuals are way under what can actually be fired because the manufacturers don't want to be responsible for someone using an unsafe rifle and loading it up a bit. I have seen a load in a major loading manual that we were using 12 Grs over what they called max and it was working great for us. We are experimenters and testers and have always been that way.

We did this long before anyone ever heard of the cartridges we use and have used over the years.

Trust me, the velocities I post are true and accurate or I wouldn't post them.

With that being said, I hope nobody out there goes to their loading manual and shoves 12 grs "more" powder in their favorite cartridges. It has happened very few times but, it was written as a max load, which it certainly wasen't .
I don't think it was a misprint either in the loading manual but, maybe?

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Darryl is correct.....My MATCH load's in my lite gun were 80gr of RL25.....Or 84gr Of Retumbo with the 240's.My gun's have two "SWEET SPOT'S"...One slow and one fast..The load's I posted are the slow loads.Darryl,I can get ALOT OF 872..In the ultra case.. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ...Safely [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Wayne,Thank you.Butch will be glad to here that...#3 is in the making's.....This one will be a little different.. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] ...Stay tuned.This one is gonna be good.. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 30/338 Lapua

Brent

Anywhere from 25 to 35 fps per inch of extra barrel to a point in most any cartriges.

25 X 8" =200 fps
35 X 8" =280 FPS
My 416 IMp has a 37" barrel.
My Tomahawk has a 34" Barrel

The advantage of the 416 case over the 378 Weatherby is, no belt and headspace done on the 35 degree shoulder instead of that damn venturi shoulder. If you improve the 378 case like the 416 is and replace the shoulder with a 35 degree, you will have the same capacity as the 338/416 has, after it has been improved.

Are you still perplexed???

As mentioned earlier, the original poster can easily get 3100 from a 34" barrel and using the 240 gr bullet. Boyd is doing better then 3100 with a straight 300 RUM.

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Re: 30/338 Lapua

Wayne,

You were looking for real world data. I shoot a 32" 30 Wolf, a 30 cal variant of the 338 Lapua case, and have a bit of real world experience to share.

I get 3280 with 220 MKs with 101 grains of H50BMG. Best accuracy, however, is only 3/8 MOA. I was going to use the 240 MKs, but have not for a few reasons.

The ogive to base measurements, weight, and jacket uniformity (length, dings, dents, dimples) of the MKs I've had are, shall we say, all over the place. To shoot the 1/3 to 1/4 MOA my 30 Wolf is capable of - I have found too much variation in the MKs, and end up with too many "uh oh" piles when sorting the bullets.

I think I'm pretty well set on these 210 JLKs. Their BC, velocity and uniformity advantages over anything I've seen from Sierra are just too much to pass up.

Now, I've petitioned Hornady for a heavier AMax (my Wolf can throw 5 of the 178s into a quarter minute at 600 yards at a muzzle velocity of 3470 fps) but Steve tells me there's not enough demand for him to make them...

If you want more detail, just email me...
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STL how much heavier Amax were you asking Hornady for? Did he say how many they would have to have an order to make them?
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