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Old 09-22-2011, 01:48 PM
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338 Edge loads

Hello everyone I am in the middle of building me a Edge and was just wanting to see if anyone has some pet loads for this caliber they wouldn't mind passing along.
Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: 338 Edge loads

I shoot with Shawn Carlock and have done 3 of his long-range shooting schools and here's the load:

'93,0g of H1000
CCI 250 Primer
Berger VLD seated 15 to 20 thousands off the lans
1:10 Twist barrel.

obviously you need to work up to the 93g load in .5g increments and play with your seating depth.

I have pushed my to 95.0g of H1000 but blew a primer and backed down to 93.0

You can also visit Defensive Edge's site and get some load information there.

338 Edge Load Information




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Hello everyone I am in the middle of building me a Edge and was just wanting to see if anyone has some pet loads for this caliber they wouldn't mind passing along.
Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:03 PM
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Re: 338 Edge loads

If you decide on H-1000 I recommend you work up from around 86 grains. I would have to check my notes but if I recall correctly 90.3 grains got me around 2950-ish with the 300 SMK. Definitely a little hot for this round (this was with a 338 RUM).
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: 338 Edge loads

The .338 RUM does not have the save case capacity as the .300 RUM which is why a 90.0g starting load is plenty good. If shooting a .338 Edge.

Work up in 1/2g increments until you see pressure sighs and back off.

Question: What barrel length (and chronograph) are you shooting on the .338 RUM to get you 2950 fps with a 300g SMK? Maybe due to the smaller case capacity and higher pressure on the .338 RUM you can get that velocity with less powder. Maybe.


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If you decide on H-1000 I recommend you work up from around 86 grains. I would have to check my notes but if I recall correctly 90.3 grains got me around 2950-ish with the 300 SMK. Definitely a little hot for this round (this was with a 338 RUM).
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:22 AM
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Re: 338 Edge loads

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If you decide on H-1000 I recommend you work up from around 86 grains. I would have to check my notes but if I recall correctly 90.3 grains got me around 2950-ish with the 300 SMK. Definitely a little hot for this round (this was with a 338 RUM).
Thats 338 AX velocity there. Really thinkin you better try that one again.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:59 AM
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Re: 338 Edge loads

I'm guessing my chrono wasn't out to lunch because I had ejector marks and loose primer pockets.

Thats good advice to be giving, (start with 90 grains and work up, plenty good!) or maybe you should just jump right in and go to 93 grain, don't worry about the fact that powder lots can be quite different.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: 338 Edge loads

Fatrack, still don't think your going to get that kind of velocity from a 338rum even with the loose primers and ejector marks. I got them on my edge and still don't get that fast.
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