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388 Lapua Mag - Bullet and Dies advice needed

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Unread 08-29-2005, 10:25 AM
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388 Lapua Mag - Bullet and Dies advice needed

HI Folks

Does anyone here have experience loading the 338 lapua.
2 questions.
1. What 250 Grain could you recommend for hunting, impact distance 150-300 yards on 200+- pound Antelope. Currently I am considering swift a frame, Barnes TSX or Rhino(Local South African bullet)

2. I have heard 1 or 2 people complain about the RCBS Dies for the 338 lapua, is this valid? Any other off the shelf options that you may know of?

Cape Town, SA
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Unread 08-29-2005, 08:57 PM
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Re: 388 Lapua Mag - Bullet and Dies advice needed

HenryJ, get in touch with Goodgrouper, he has alot of experience with the 338 Lupa. He has given me some great info. Goodluck! Wildcat.
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Unread 08-30-2005, 07:21 PM
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Re: 388 Lapua Mag - Bullet and Dies advice needed

I use Forster or Redding dies for my Lapuas. Can't help you on the bullet- I use the 300 gr Match King for everything.
Chris Matthews
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Unread 08-31-2005, 09:06 AM
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Re: 388 Lapua Mag - Bullet and Dies advice needed

My RCBS dies are working very well. I almost replaced them (assuming that I needed the Redding), but I measured my bullet runout etc and found them to be excellent.
I use the 300SMK.
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