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338 lapua loading help

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:09 PM
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338 lapua loading help

Hi guys Im a newbe so try to take it easy on me. I just bought a 338 lapua savage 111 hunting rifle. I am struggling to say the least to get loading info. I am a new handloader so I dont feel comfortable going outside of posted load data from the manufactures so that leaves me to this site. My experience in hunting is decent, I am predominately a high country alpine hunter so shooting at longer ranges is required. I usually shoot a 300 saum by Remmington but decided to step up and shoot a lapua. I am looking for a load that will be good for this application' the range I need to get out to is 500 to 800 yards. I know some will say the short mag is enough but my experience tells me different. I have chosen this caliber because I often see elk also at this range. Any load data on a good hunters bullet would be great for this rifle.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

What bullets do you plan to use? What powder do you have?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

300 Berger OTM, CCI 250 and start with 89 gr of H-1000 and work up slowly 1/2 gr at a time. Proven elk load for the 338 LM with several elk down in one shot. These bullets will put them down now, without the wory of a pencil through.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:48 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

I'll 2nd that
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:53 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

how about a recipe for the 285 g barnes. This seems to be the easiest bullets for me to buy here.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:58 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

how about the 280 grain barnes LRX a LOT better ballistics than the 285 tsx
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:02 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

I found a place with lots of berger 300 otm hybrids, are these worth a try?
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