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Unread 06-14-2007, 05:48 PM
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Re: 338 lapua load?

I, along with other friends who have switched from the Lapua to the Edge, used tto load 96 gr H1000, 225gr accubonds. This load shot well for more than one gun in 338 Lapua. Something for you to look at possibly and the accubonds do perform well, The Lapua just did not have enough down range energy for my liking. Great caliber out to 800 or so.
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    Re: 338 lapua load?

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    I, along with other friends who have switched from the Lapua to the Edge, used tto load 96 gr H1000, 225gr accubonds. This load shot well for more than one gun in 338 Lapua. Something for you to look at possibly and the accubonds do perform well, The Lapua just did not have enough down range energy for my liking. Great caliber out to 800 or so.

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    You're splitting a pretty fine frogs hair if you're claiming that the Edge is ballisticaly supirior.......
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    Bumping from a factory 26" barrel to a 30" on the edge, and switching to 300 gr smk pushed at 2850, down range energy is far superior. Now if you custom chamber a Lapua in a 30" tube, balistics will be similar, with velocities pushing uper 27s. Down side to the Lapua is cost of reloading in my book. The cost of brass is a huge difference, and Being good friends with the designer of the edge makes me feel better about having one as well.
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    Bumping from a factory 26" barrel to a 30" on the edge, and switching to 300 gr smk pushed at 2850, down range energy is far superior. Now if you custom chamber a Lapua in a 30" tube, balistics will be similar, with velocities pushing uper 27s. Down side to the Lapua is cost of reloading in my book. The cost of brass is a huge difference, and Being good friends with the designer of the edge makes me feel better about having one as well.

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    The Designer of the Edge is building my 338 Laupa as we speak.Expected velocity with 300 Grain SMK's is the same 2850 FPS. The intail building would have been cheaper to go with the EDGE,but I chose the Laupa because of the stronger and better quality brass (Not The Norma Made Laupa brass).The Laupa made brass can with stand higher pressures,than can the Edge Brass,so at the same pressure level the Laupa brass should last longer.Kirby Allen is makeing 300/338 Laupa Improved rifles for the very reason of the stronger cases.The Edge is easier to make feed and the only way that I am aware of tio make the Laupa feed reliabley is with a single stack magazine.Mine will be set up with for a loaded lenght of 3.9 inches and I am going with a 30" ABS barrel....... Good luck to you with your build you can't go wrong either way IMHO.......
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    I find it strange that there´s no 338 LM data in Vihtavuori online manual, I wanted to guide you there.
    Sure there is.

    http://www.lapua.com/fileadmin/user_...ngData2006.pdf

    Page 26.

    I've recently started loading the .338LM.

    My rifle is aPGWDTI Timberwolf.



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    I've had good luck with 85 grs. of RL25 on all of my 338lm's.
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    I use 94 gr of retumbo with the 300 smk's and they shoot great. I use 102 grains of Retumbo with the 225 Accubond's. The 225's shoot about 1/2" and the 300 smk's are capable of 1/4", but admittily I shoot them about 1/2" too. An unbraked 338 lapua is a challenge to shoot a 1/4" group with....for me anyway.

    I can't wait to see the new bergers and the 250 accubonds when they come out.
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