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I shot a long range match today 1760, 2000 and 2200yds.
One of the shooters was using the 338AI, he said it was hard on the brass (shorter life).
What are anyone's experiences with this cartridge?
Rob, please call Dave.

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    Re: .338ai

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    I shot a long range match today 1760, 2000 and 2200yds.
    One of the shooters was using the 338AI, he said it was hard on the brass (shorter life).
    What are anyone's experiences with this cartridge?
    Rob, please call Dave.

    Thanks

    Loaded correctly the AIs are normally easier on brass because of the 40o shoulder and less taper
    on the case.

    He was probably loading very hard to keep the bullet super sonic longer.

    Also it depends on what brass he was using (Some brands are softer than others).

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    Loaded correctly the AIs are normally easier on brass because of the 40o shoulder and less taper
    on the case.

    He was probably loading very hard to keep the bullet super sonic longer.

    Also it depends on what brass he was using (Some brands are softer than others).

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    He said he has 200fps more than 338 Lapua and using Lapua brass.
    Primer pockets were getting loose.
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    He said he has 200fps more than 338 Lapua and using Lapua brass.
    Primer pockets were getting loose.

    That is an interesting bit of information and definitely could be the problem.

    Most people test with Norma brass until shows pressure and then switch to the lapua
    brass for long life.

    If he is 200 ft/sec faster than recomended Lapua loads he has created his own problems.

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    Re: .338ai

    Also, is he comparing a more standard typical 26in barreled 338 Lapua to his 30in + or - barreled 338 Lapua AI??? If so, I can see his claim of a 200fps gain but that wouldn't be comparing apples to apples. It's more like 150ish FPS gain with same length barrels.
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    That is an interesting bit of information and definitely could be the problem.

    Most people test with Norma brass until shows pressure and then switch to the lapua
    brass for long life.

    If he is 200 ft/sec faster than recomended Lapua loads he has created his own problems.

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    I'd say he was creating his own problems. . I thot long range shooters knew better than that.
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