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Old 08-06-2014, 08:40 PM
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ELR 338 Bullets

Just trying to come up with a comprehensive list of Good Long range bullets for the 338. So far, I have experience with:
250gr Berger - Advertised BC .682 - bullet ogive won't let me get close to the lands and still fit in the magazine.
300gr Berger - Advertised BC .818 - same problem as the 250 for me. Loaded some single shot an got decent groups.
285gr Hornady(Amax) - Advertised BC .720 - This is the best load I have found so far. I can get the bullet right up to the riflings. Shot about 1/2 MOA @ 300 yrds, if I am remembering correctly.

If you have any other 338 bullets that you have experience with please share. Especially if you calculate the BC to be different than advertised.
Now, I really started this thread(before I realized I was also curious about everything else too) to see if anyone has tried the GS Custom bullets in the 338 Lapua, and if their BC really is as advertised. A BC of .972 seems really high for a 267gr bullet..
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:57 AM
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Re: ELR 338 Bullets

GS bullets have BS bc. If I remember correctly they are mid 7's. Super sensitive to jump in my old edge and could not push them fast enough to get good stability beyond 6 or 700 yards. I have had great luck with the Hornadys and bergers but run the hornadys since they also feed from my mags.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:32 AM
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Re: ELR 338 Bullets

You may check here too...

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/cgi-b...&category=1338


The link is to the MTH expanding bullet. They also offer the the MTAC non-expanding & Lazer ballistic tipped versions.



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Old 08-07-2014, 03:34 PM
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Re: ELR 338 Bullets

Don't leave out the 300 gr. Nosler Accubond - if you can find any.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:09 PM
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Re: ELR 338 Bullets

Sometimes you just have to ignore the norms that everyone else is complying with. Just for the heck of it I seated the 250 Berger EH bullet to magazine length. When I measured the loaded round it left the bullet .215" off the rifling.
At 300 yds, 3 out of 4 bullets went into .5". A fourth round opened the group to 1.3.
I repeated this load for the following week and shot groups at about 1.5 @ 300yds.
BTW - I loaded some up that we're .020" off the rifling and they shot patterns rather than groups.
It's worth a try .
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:01 PM
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Re: ELR 338 Bullets

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Originally Posted by azsugarbear View Post
Don't leave out the 300 gr. Nosler Accubond - if you can find any.
+1!
The 250gr Accubonds are pretty good too if you want that weight.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:50 PM
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Re: ELR 338 Bullets

I get the same thing happening with my 338nm and 300gen otm. Seated way off the lands and they grouped excellent.
Xdeano

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Sometimes you just have to ignore the norms that everyone else is complying with. Just for the heck of it I seated the 250 Berger EH bullet to magazine length. When I measured the loaded round it left the bullet .215" off the rifling.
At 300 yds, 3 out of 4 bullets went into .5". A fourth round opened the group to 1.3.
I repeated this load for the following week and shot groups at about 1.5 @ 300yds.
BTW - I loaded some up that we're .020" off the rifling and they shot patterns rather than groups.
It's worth a try .
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