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Old 08-07-2008, 04:33 PM
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Nosler has a winner

Well I just got through testing the new 250 gr accubond in .338
and was pleased with the results.

I,m shooting the .338 RUM with a 26" lilja hunting rifle and
using H 1000 .

The test were only at 100yrds but all groups were very good.

Best group was at 3029 ft/sec = .212 3 shot.
Worst was 2994 ft/sec = .369 5 shot.

All loads were strong but had no signs of excessive pressure.

I am planning a Elk trip to area 70 and wanted to use the 250 accubond
if I could make it shoot.

I have not played with seating depth or small changes in powder charges
or primer changes yet, but I will now before I run the balistic tables for
the hunt.

I'M happy and confident that the 338 RUM will do its job if I do mine

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Old 08-07-2008, 07:19 PM
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J E CUSTOM,

I'm with ya, the 338 cal 250 gr AB is a great bullet.
If I may ask, what loads are you using in your 338 RUM. I've been using Retumbo in my
700 LSS as posted here at LRH, MV 2937, ES 14 SD 7 and sub .5" at 100 yds. I would llike to get over the 3000 fps mark.

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Old 08-07-2008, 08:15 PM
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I'm using H 1000 and I started with 98 gr and moved up.

My 338 rum is built on a Weatherby mark 5 and my bullets are seated
a little longer because the action is .100'' longer than the Remingtion
action .

This gives me a little more case capacity ( I'm at 102grs but don't start
there) .

I can get 104grs the way my bullets are seated but I think I will stay
where I'm at.( No extraction problems or pressure signs ).

PS My Barrel is 26" (I started to cut it 27 1/4 but decided to go with 26'')
because of the length of the MK 5 action.

Be careful this is a tough neighborhood.

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Old 08-08-2008, 10:48 PM
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J E CUSTOM,

Thank you for the load data, I will give it a try.
I've been loading for 33+ yrs, no worries on the precautions.
My stock M700 LSS 338 RUM likes the 250 gr AB with Retumbo, just would like to get a little more velocity.

My scope arrived from Leupold so I plan on getting out this weekend.

JD338

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:44 PM
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I tryed Retumbo and found it to be unpredictable (All of a sudden pressures
would jump dramatically with the addition of only .01 or .02 grains )

But the H1000 seams very linear with no suprises.

PS A .479 is a very good group for a hunting rifle.

Good luck and I hope H 1000 works for you.

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Hey Guys,

What's the BC on that thing?
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:58 PM
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They say it's .587 bc (Not bad) for a hunting bullet.

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