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338 lapua load

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Unread 01-27-2007, 06:00 AM
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338 lapua load

The new Armalite 338 is on the way. Could anyone give me some starting loads for 250 grain bullets?
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Unread 01-27-2007, 09:34 PM
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Re: 338 lapua load

92.4 gr n165 is what my sako liked
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Unread 01-28-2007, 09:08 PM
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Re: 338 lapua load

I have an AR 30 Lapua 338. The fellow I bought it from worked up the following load... Lapua cases, 89gr of RL25, Fed 215m primers, 300SMK seated at 3.75.
I have not shot it beyond 700 yards yet, but it seems to do well to that distance.

Good luck!
Steve in New Mexico
Hunting with my AR30 .338 Lapua
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Unread 01-28-2007, 09:33 PM
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Re: 338 lapua load

I shoot a trg 42 lapua. lapua brass 250 scenar 88.1 4831 hodgon powder. shoot very well get 2830-2850 fps
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Unread 05-29-2009, 08:42 PM
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Re: 338 lapua load

Start with H1000 and Retumbo. Max loads worked the best for me. I get 3150 fps avg. with the 250 scenars and 100 gr of Retumbo or H1000. These loads avg under 3/8" at 100 yards and is the hammer of Thor on mule deer!!!!
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Unread 05-30-2009, 11:50 AM
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Re: 338 lapua load

My ar30 liked 98 gr retumbo 250 smk but I went 300 smk and 94 gr of retumbo. Both went under 1/2 moa 5shot groups at 100 yards. four inch 3 shot at 1162 my best on paper at that range that was with 300 gr smk.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 01:00 PM
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Re: 338 lapua load

my ar 30 just sucks! 3 to 5 inch groups @ 200 I tried every load I could think of . I even pulled my nightforce off my 308 thinking it might be my scope. It still shoots bad.
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