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Old 02-11-2011, 08:26 PM
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338 Lapua loads

Hey Everyone , new to Long Range Hunting , but not new to long range hunting. Been watching this beautiful coues now season after season. What a wiley ol buck , just keeps himself 600-700 yards out and moving away! Bought a Rem 700 in 338 Lapua to give myself a chance of tagging him . I'm going to reload the cartridge with 250 gr Scenar , Lapua brass , Fed 215M primers and Retumbo powder. I've got a good idea of the Min and Max powder loads for this cartridge . Just wondering if anyone has done enough working loads with other powders and if I could get your recipes.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:15 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua loads

Hi Bob,

Never used Retumbo in the 338 LM, but I've burned up a lot of H1000 in there. Very accurate combination, though I suspect the Retumbo might give better velocity. Also had very good results with N570 in this combination. Both very accurate and extremely high velocity potential.

Hope that helps!
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:36 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua loads

I dont own a 338 lapua but I have never heard much about the Scenar as a hunting bullet. Kevin can you give some insight on this. I'm sure their has been some testing.
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Re: 338 Lapua loads

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Hey Everyone , new to Long Range Hunting , but not new to long range hunting. Been watching this beautiful coues now season after season. What a wiley ol buck , just keeps himself 600-700 yards out and moving away! Bought a Rem 700 in 338 Lapua to give myself a chance of tagging him . I'm going to reload the cartridge with 250 gr Scenar , Lapua brass , Fed 215M primers and Retumbo powder. I've got a good idea of the Min and Max powder loads for this cartridge . Just wondering if anyone has done enough working loads with other powders and if I could get your recipes.
I wouldn't use the Scenar on game, they seem to be far to hard & don't expand.

They are a very accurate, well built bullet, perfect for long range target shooting, you can push them hard & they don't mind

H1000 would probably be a better powder to use than Retumbo.
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Re: 338 Lapua loads

I agree, I would not use the Scenar for hunting. The 300 gr SMK or Berger is a good choice though. My 700P has been shooting decent with RL25. I am getting 2660 fps with the 300 SMK.
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Re: 338 Lapua loads

If you are shooting under 800 yards and want to get there fast and flat the 225 accubond is a good choice. My wife shot a monster mulie at 516 yards this year with that bullet going around 3340 fps. I can get you that load if you want it. It is very accurate out of a 26" barrel.
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Re: 338 Lapua loads

I shot an elk in October with my Lapua shooting a 250 grain Sierra GameKing. The shot was 1/4 faceing shot at about 250 yards. As soon as it hit the animal went down. After giving it a minute we walked up to it and it proceeded to get up and walk about 20 yards where it laid down.

After dressing the animal we found the bullet in the off-side hide. It hit a rib and mushroomed perfectly, the animial absorbed 100% of the energy. I'd be a little afraid of using the SMK's on elk due to their endurance. As per deer the SMK would probably be ok.

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