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Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

 
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:46 AM
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Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

I have the 8th Edition manual, but not the 9th Edition. I am looking for Reloading Data on the new .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets, but I don't want to buy the 9th edition if there is no data on this Bullet in there? Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:17 AM
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Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady M

The nosler site has it but, none for 285 grn. It does go fro 180 to 300 grn . But, there is not a listing for 285. In a pinch you could use the 300 grn list and expect more vel.


338 Lapua Magnum
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:55 PM
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Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

I'm bringing this thread back to life. Anyone have any 338LM/285gr amax loads?
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:22 PM
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Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

This bullet is very accurate out of my Savage, less than MOA every time out. Load is H1000 88.5 gr, 215's, Lapua brass, .030 off lands. Single digit es/sd at about 2720. I have not found a combination for SMK or Berger 300's that shoot as good out of my gun.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:44 PM
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Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

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This bullet is very accurate out of my Savage, less than MOA every time out. Load is H1000 88.5 gr, 215's, Lapua brass, .030 off lands. Single digit es/sd at about 2720. I have not found a combination for SMK or Berger 300's that shoot as good out of my gun.
Excellent - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:02 AM
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Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

Ive been shooting the 285 a-maxs for a while now in my 338 Lapua. A little over 400 rounds.
They shot sub moa right from the start and when I started adjusting OAL they really started to shine. consistent sub .5 moa w/ many .2-.3 moa groups.I was shooting 330 Bergers before the A-maxs and they did just as good close range but at 600 and 850 the groups opened up a little. The A-maxs stay tight.
load I landed on was 85 gr Retumbo .020 jump
A light load but it was the most accurate I tried and I started seeing pressure signs at 88.5( not even close to the 93 grain max listed in manual)
Oh...tried 225 Accubonds too.consistent one hole groups @ 100 but horrible @ 850
I think the higher BC of the A-maxs is the difference.
Hope this helps
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:21 PM
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Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

Worked a load up for a friend two weeks ago. 91.5gr of H-1000 just touching the lands at 2785. This was in Hornady brass and showed no pressure, he accidentally loaded a piece of PMC brass with this load and had to beat the case out with a cleaning rod and hammer. We started at 88 and worked up.
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