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Unread 06-01-2007, 03:57 PM
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338 lapua loads?

I just bought a AR-30 in 338 Lapua. I'm new to the long range thing but I've reloaded for several years. Any load recomendations for this thing. I have a bunch of of 225g interbonds that i typically shoot out of my 338-06. Would these work OK? I'm planning on buying some SMK's also, do you recommend 250's or 300's.

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    Unread 06-02-2007, 10:41 PM
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    Re: 338 lapua loads?

    I am working on one now. Will let you know in a few days what she likes. The first one I did liked RL25 but I think with 225's it would prefer RL22 instead. A friend of mine has had good luck with N165.

    BTW, good to hear from you again. Whatya been up to?
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    Re: 338 lapua loads?

    go with the 300gr. SMK's. I am using 91.0 grains of H1000 My AR30 seems to love that combo.
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    Re: 338 lapua loads?

    Best load found to date:

    95.5 grains of RL22=3315 fps from 25" krieger 6 groove barrel. 1/2" groups at 100 yards and standard deviation of 4 fps.
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    Re: 338 lapua loads?

    GG,

    Is that with the Nosler 225 gr. Accubond?

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    Re: 338 lapua loads?

    Yes, the 225 AB.
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    Re: 338 lapua loads?

    Thanks for the info everyone. when I get some time I'll start working up some loads. I haven't even received the rifle yet. However, I am in the possession of my new 264 and should be working up some loads this weekend. I may give the 130g AB a whirl. I found a limited edition 700 CDL SF with a 26" fluted 264 barrel on it and the new Xmark pro trigger. I'm thinking a 130g AB at 3300 ought to be good for deer and speed goats out to 800 or 900 yards.

    As far as the 338 goes, I did notice that the 225 Ab has a lot higher BC than the 225 interbond. I've got 400 225 interbonds on the bench but I may just save them for the 338-06. The reality is that I don't think the AR-30 will get to go big game hunting anyways. I don't think it will make weight for Idaho once it's scoped etc... It may be just a varmint gun for me so I might just stick with MK's.

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