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338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK's any good powder choices

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Unread 02-12-2004, 02:27 PM
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338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

Hello guys just starting to post here, long time reader.
I have decided to load some 250 smk's for my 338 lapua, I have Retumbo on hand as many have said this works well with 300 smk's. Has anyone had any luck with retumbo and 250's? If not can anyone suggest a good powder for 338 lapua w/ 250 grn bullets. I shoot everything Naked BTW, no moly.
thanks for any help,
Chris
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    Unread 02-12-2004, 08:00 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

    I have had Good luck with IMR 4831 and H 4381 SC...Start with 80 grs and go up..
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

    H1000 works really well for 300SMK or 250SMK. I have found it to be slightly better than Retumbo for accuracy.
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

    Thats is what many members are emailing me. Try H1000, I already have Retumbo, was gonna try it with 220smk's in 300wm, so Ill give it a shot with 338 and get some h1000
    thanks,
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    Unread 02-17-2004, 08:19 AM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

    If you can get obtain some WC872, you won't be dissappointed! I use it quite a bit in my .338 Lap. Due to prior problems though, I can't send you any recommendations on loads.

    TH
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

    I like REL 25 the best of all that I have tried (H1000, Retumbo)
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    Unread 02-19-2004, 09:58 AM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Mag w/ 250 SMK\'s any good powder choices

    SR90,
    I seem to remember that you also have a timberwolf (PGW). What load do you use with Reloader25 for 300SMKs (moly-ed). What are your velocities? How do you like the H1000?
    I'm getting 2780fps with 92.0 of H1000.
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