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Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:00 PM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

Also at 92.5 I got stiff bolt lift and shiny case head this was with lapua brass cci 250 primers.
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Unread 04-20-2012, 06:25 PM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

NZsavage... I sent you a PM... wondering what stock that is, where you got it etc. ?
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Unread 04-22-2012, 01:47 AM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

well testing done....not good results really.....the 92 grain load touching the lands was terrible with accuracy dropping to 1.5MOA from 0.5 MOA with my SMK load.....early days in the process....so time to try some more variations....

also recoil was substantially more......so thinking about backing off until i hit a accuracy node....and disenaging the lands back to.020.....so i'll try 91.5 and 91 grains and see how they go....

was getting 2800fps out of the 92 grains....but it was getting near my comfortable limit with a shiny base starting to develop and recoil increasing.

on the good side i did manage to hit 3 out of 3 deer over the weekend with the SMK load so all is not lost...not great ranges but interesting results.....the first was a red deer stag 60 yards front shoulder(running shot).....no exit hole but huge internal damage...i guess the front shoulder blade erally made the SMK fragment......the second was 680 yards in about 25 mph cross wind....shot slipped slightly rearward and missed the shoulder and was slightly high for the vitals.....missed a rib on the entry and didn't do a very good job at all.....animal wounded and recovered 250 yards away......the third was a neck shot at 350 yards...with obvious results.....instant lights out.....

this would be the first time i have ever had the 338 x 300g SMK not exit on any part of an animal .....

i'll report back on the next phase when i can......
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Unread 06-05-2012, 03:32 AM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

Has anyone else tried h1000 with the bergers and can post results? thanks
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Unread 06-05-2012, 11:02 PM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

I am using 93gr. Retumbo at coal. 3.750 in my savage's the BA110 and FCP110.
groups are good. Just whent shooting at 1400 YD's 10" group.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 10:48 AM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua and berger 300 VLD

i had sticky bolt with 90gr of h1000...sent it to savage and will see what happens...i just got the gun back.....

what are your current loads for the 300 berger with the h1000....thanks
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