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Old 06-11-2004, 07:09 PM
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Favorite 338 Lapua loads

I am getting a 338 Lapua w/27" barrel. Looking for a place to start reloading. Any of you care to make some suggestions as to bullet, powder, primer combos. My main concern is killing stuff far, far away.
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Old 06-11-2004, 08:03 PM
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Re: Favorite 338 Lapua loads

For far away stuff stick with the 300gr MK if your rifle is twisted for it (10)
My favorite is 94gr of Retumbo. Max load per Hodgdon.
Rel-22 or 25 works good also.
Used N560 with mixed results- got wierd pressure spikes.
Who'd you get the Lapoopy from?
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Old 06-11-2004, 08:28 PM
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Re: Favorite 338 Lapua loads

It's an HS Precision HTR. I'm glad you reccommend the 300SMK. I just ordered 500 of them. What kind of velocities do you think from that big 300SMK? Thanks for the tip. I was hoping Retumbo would work.
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Re: Favorite 338 Lapua loads

Depends on your barrel length and what load you end up shooting but you'll probably get 2600 to 2800 in it with the 300.
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Re: Favorite 338 Lapua loads

I get 2750 fps with the 300 SMK with a 26" barrel using H1000 for powder.
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Re: Favorite 338 Lapua loads

I have a 34" polygonal barrel (equavilent of a 37"). Right now I'm going to use either 88.6 gr of VV N170 with 300 gr MK or a 250 grain Scenar with 82.3 gr of N560. Depending on your target or how far your shooting I'd stick with what Chris said.
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:32 AM
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Re: Favorite 338 Lapua loads

For what it's worth- I ran my load through my Oehler 35 yesterday and the 94 gror Retumbo in my 30" Rock 5R barrel gave me 2900 fps. The funny thing is BH 300gr gave me 3000 fps.
And both groups were well under the 1/2 MOA mark!
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