.338 Edge newbie loading help!
I first want to say to all who contribute, thank you! What an amazing sight! The knowledge and information on this sight blows me away! Thank you so much, I've learned a ton.
I recently recieved my .338 Edge and have been doing some load tests with the 300gr Berger. I'm pretty close, I feel, to finding the "sweet spot". It's somewhere between 3.950 and 3.975. Now, I know you maybe thinking that's hella long, but trust me, that's where it's at. About .020-.050 off the lands. I like it there due to the fact that 94.5gr of Retumbo isn't being compressed and I'm getting 2850fps. That's freaking sick! I love it!
My question is about loading a round with good accuracy for the detachable mag. I've shot the Bergers at interior mag length and they shot like crap! Didn't group at all. The load was compressed at 94.5gr and not at 93 5gr would that be the issue? OR should I try the SMK, given that it has a longer barring surface?
The mag will be a seekins with 3.900 exterior oal. The mags been on back order, don't ask! Sore subject. So I should be able to have an coal of 3.870/3.880.