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285 hornady in a 338 rum

 
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:59 PM
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285 hornady in a 338 rum

Hey fellas, has any body had any experience loading the hornady 285 gr hpbt in the 338 rum or lapua? I have had great results with 90gr of N570 under a 300 gr berger for 2750fps but now those have dried up . I found some of the hornady slgs and will be here this week. I am going to start with 90 gr of n570 though I am not sure where to seat from the lands ? I am guessing about .030 The throat is long in my rifle so my OAL will be in the neighborhood of 3.850. I have read a few reviews of folks using them on bears and elk with good success. Has any body around here had any exsperience with this. also any estimates on what velosity to expect ? thanks in advance!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: 285 hornady in a 338 rum

In my .338 EDGE the 285's took 3gr. more Retumbo and shot close to 200fps faster.They blow big holes in deer and coyotes. Rarely does any animal shot with them move. Gary
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:25 AM
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Re: 285 hornady in a 338 rum

Would you be afraid to use them on elk? How does the accuracy compare to simular bullets such as match king and berger hybrid's
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:48 AM
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Re: 285 hornady in a 338 rum

I have never shot an elk,so I won't comment on that , but they shoot fine out to 1200 or so yds.About the same as SMK's. Farther than that the Berger's300gr seems to do better.Gary
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:46 AM
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Re: 285 hornady in a 338 rum

Thanks
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