Hey guys. Sorry to beat a topic like a dead horse but thing dot seem right
I'm at the range now. I'm shooting 95.0-95.3 gr RL 33 with fed primers in lapua brass with 300 gr Bergers and my velocity is 2332 ftps.
I have read 2700 and change with the lapua so I'm thinking in way low on charge but its at max for the books I think. No signs of pressure. I think pull billets and go up cuz I'm wasting valuable resources. What do y'all think???
Yeah Riley, that's what I thought too but they are not shooting well. I'm at 3.675 and my lands is 3.72 or so.
So I'm trying to get these damn Bergers to shoot for my 2 elk hunts this year.
Any ideas from all are welcome.
The Alliant data shows a max of 97.5grs of RL33 with a 300gr bullet for the 338 LAPUA MAG
CASE MIN OAL BBL PRIMER POWDER GRAINS FPS
Lapua 3.68" 24" Fed 215 Reloder 33 97.5 2,748
They used a SMK but the Berger has less bearing surface so if your rifle doesn't show pressure signs you might be able to go higher then 97.5grs and if you don't feed them from the magazine definitely seat them out close to the lands.
You know I am mixed!! I've heard like .010 off the lands to .180 or so. I tried right up there but it **** bad so I backed it off. Maybe I'll try more juice and closer!!!!!
I went off. RL 25 data as the closest I had for burn rates and backed off 10% and worked up to 95. Guess I'll start at 95.5 and go to 98 or so by 1/2 gr