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338 Lapua Mag Loads

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Unread 02-03-2004, 10:04 AM
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338 Lapua Mag Loads

Hi from the UK. Wondering if any of you guys would like to share any reloading data on 338 Lapua.I am using an AI rifle with 27" barrel. I use 250grn. Lapua scenar bullets that are very accuate using Vit 170 powder and CCI magnum primers. Hopefully I will be able to get whatever you suggest as things are not that easy to get over here
I do have some H1000 about which I think will work okay and would like to try Retumbo- If I could find any!!!
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    Unread 02-03-2004, 10:46 PM
     
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag Loads

    Sorry I can't help you, but I have a Q for you. That's a detachable mag, no? What's the max COL allowed for that magazine?
    I do like the looks.
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    Unread 02-04-2004, 05:33 AM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag Loads

    Hi your quite right the AI uses a four round mag in 338. I currently load at a COL of 3.635" but you might just squeeze 3.640" out of it. Hope that helps. I am very happy with the gun I also have an AI in 308 and I am having one made in 22-250.
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag Loads

    For 300SMK molycoated (vibratory, not tumbled)
    use 92.0g H1000
    215M match primers
    seat against rifling. Doesn't fit the clip but is more accurate.
    2780 fps from 26inch barrel.

    Do you get acceptable accuracy from your AI? I have never seen one as accurate as the PGW timberwolf.
    R.D.
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    Unread 02-04-2004, 11:45 AM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag Loads

    Forgot to mention, I tested Retumbo vs H1000. It was not bad, with lower pressure signs than H1000, but the accuracy was not as good. Overall I've stuck with H1000.
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag Loads

    The Timber wolf http://www.prairiegunworks.com/ is an expensive rifle wish I could afford one. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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    Unread 02-05-2004, 06:40 AM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag Loads

    The H1000 might be a better bet for me at least I can get that in the UK. No one has Retumbo here at the moment. For your info I am using 96grains Vit 170 with CCI lr Mag primers and Lapua Scenar 250 grain bullet giving me 2830 in 27" barrell
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