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Unread 10-08-2007, 12:37 PM
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.338 Lapua loads

I am looking for load data for a .338 Lapua. I will be shooting an HS Precision with at 26" barrel. I prefer 250 grain bullets.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 09:09 AM
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Just been loading for this caliber for a short time.
Currently have tried the Nosler 250gr partition over 83 and 85 grains of IMR 7828. With my rifle the 83gr I'm pushing 285X -2900FPS and the 85gr 301X 3050FPS. The load data I work from states, "the high load in the data for this powder was 89gr", I HAVE NOT TRIED that. SIDE NOTE: max is around 105gr for the 338LM for powder it can hold, MAX Capacity. It also stated that the 83gr load shot most accurate. I have been happy with the 83gr load thus far, much more to try.

I have some lapua Scenar 250 bullets to try next on the list, haven't picked the powders yet.

Custom Loading Information... Be Careful, start with a low(er) powder load and work up.
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Unread 11-22-2007, 08:41 PM
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More 338 Lapua loads

I am currently shooting in my AR 30 300 smk with 89 gr RL 25, but I am interested in hearing ideas from others..... I like the 300 gr smk for a great BC.
Steve in New Mexico
Hunting with my AR30 .338 Lapua
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Unread 11-23-2007, 11:05 AM
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Ar-30m 338 Lapua Load

Using 91.0 Grains H1000 With The 300gr Smk's Great Results:d
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Unread 02-18-2008, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by pinshootr View Post
Using 91.0 Grains H1000 With The 300gr Smk's Great Results:d
How far have you tested this load out to?

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Unread 02-18-2008, 05:18 AM
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338 Lapua

Ramshot Magnum is the powder of choice for Black Hills. With over 1,500 rounds of 338 Lapua experience my choices for powder would be:
1st. RL25
If you wish to stick to 250gr. bullets you might want to take a hard look at the Lapua 250gr. Lockbase. Semper Fi
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Unread 02-18-2008, 01:52 PM
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With the 250 SMK MK my rifles (both AI) liked a close to maximum charge of the old 7828 (not the SSC). I now shoot the Improved version of the case and 300 GR pills and the 7828 is not my go to powder when the bullet wt and case volume increased.
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