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Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua

 
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:31 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua

i have a sako trg42. the old ones have a 1/10 twist. mine has a 1/12 and sako said this is the best for 300gr. dont know anything about your rifle...just adding what i know works.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:30 PM
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Re: Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua

That's interesting SAKO would say that considering there are some that question a 1-10 being fast enough. There are quite a few that believe you need a 1 and 9.something for the 300's but I believe the general concensus is 1-10 is the best for 300's.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:02 PM
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Re: Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua

B-23 is correct 1-10 is about the cut off point for the 300gr,most guys go for a 1-9.25 or.5.The 1-12 twist is less than ideal for 300gr bullets, the Sako Trg's are set up for factory lapua 250gr loads.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:23 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua

300smk hunting and 300 scenar for paper. As far sufficient freebore to seat the bullet out of the case, and still have sufficient charge...I am not familar with this type of rifle.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:57 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight for 338 Lapua

thanks for all the input. my rifle seems to like 250 gr hornady bthp and its more than enough for anything here in montana.
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