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340 weatherby input/loads

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Unread 04-12-2012, 06:03 PM
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340 weatherby input/loads

Inquiring about the 340 bee. What would you recommend or have experience for bullets and loads?
Just am in the process of finding what works especially at distance.
Rifle is an accumark that just got back from a bedding and trigger job.



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Unread 04-12-2012, 06:15 PM
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Re: 340 weatherby input/loads

I have 2 .338 Baer's and they both like H1000, 7828, and R-22. The H-1000 loads were slightly more accurate in both guns but all 3 powders are within 50fps of each other. From 2870 to 2920fps with 250gr Sierra SBT's and Lapua Scenars. The more accurate rifle likes 88grs of H-1000 but that might be a light load for a .340 Weatherby because of the freebore. For all practical purposes the 2 cartridges are the same but I think the Baer's have slightly more capacity.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: 340 weatherby input/loads

I shot on for 20 yrs.92 GR.7828,FED 215, AND SEVERAL TYPES OF 225. I am setting up for my kid w/250 nabs. Load above was compressed.Still playing with it
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Unread 04-12-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: 340 weatherby input/loads

I sold mine to my father, but still load for him. My reloading Data is buried in the back shed righ now, but I remember the approximate loads. 225 SST's with 88.5 ish grain RL 25. and 250 Sierra GK with IMR 4350.
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