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338 Edge load data needed.

 
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:36 PM
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338 Edge load data needed.

I just finished up my development with the 300 SMK, and ended up with 93.5 gr H1000 over a Win WMR primer and OAL of 3.75". This was my tightest grouping round with a nice cloverleaf at 100 yards. Target load=finished.

Which brings me to the start of my big game ammo, I chose 225gr Nosler accubonds, mostly because I have a box laying around . Realistically I need these shells to go 'minute of elk'. Does anyone have load data for the 338 edge with the 225 accubond, or can someone recount their results with varying charge weights and save me about a pound of powder and box of bullets? In most practical cases I don't trust myself enough to shoot at anything other than a 'yote, woodchuck, gong, etc. at more than 600 yards.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:29 PM
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screw it I'll develop the load, I'm just being lazy. Does anyone else want my results?
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:41 PM
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Why not use the 300 SMK's for elk? I would be interested in your results, as I hope to have an Edge soon.
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Steve,

You are of course welcome to use what you like, but the 300 SMK works really well on elk out to some stupid distances.
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with 250 gr bullets you'll be in the 95-99 range with h1000. the 225's will be in about the same range. this would be with 250 primers.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:24 PM
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Steve,

You are of course welcome to use what you like, but the 300 SMK works really well on elk out to some stupid distances.

That's understood, my only concern is taking a shot that's only 100 yards away. I've had a dangerous many 'red mist' shots taken with previous rifles and handloads, the only kill-em-dead bullet I prefer based on weight retention, controlled expansion and ballistic coefficient is the Nosler AB.

I know this is longrangehunters.com, but I consider any range I need to make an adjustment to be 'long range'. It's not very often you hear of someone bragging about a 90 yard kill.

Last year I took a BIG 6x6 Bull at 92 yards. First and only shot I've ever even had an opportunity to take that close. That said, will the SMK work on something say, as close as 100 yards away? If they will I'll make it easy on myself! Thanks again Shawn.
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