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338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

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Unread 04-11-2011, 09:48 PM
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338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

Thanks for reading. I'm new to the forum, and I like a lot of the threads I have read. I have reloaded a lot of small calibers (22-250, 220 Swift), but not much experience with big boomers. Definitely want to take at poke at animals at 1000 yards + or so. I have a rock chucker press, and I do not have any dies yet, etc. I want to do it right, so buying the right equipment isn't a big deal. Thanks so much for the posts.
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    Unread 04-13-2011, 12:08 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

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    Originally Posted by Bang Bang Chicken View Post
    Thanks for reading. I'm new to the forum, and I like a lot of the threads I have read. I have reloaded a lot of small calibers (22-250, 220 Swift), but not much experience with big boomers. Definitely want to take at poke at animals at 1000 yards + or so. I have a rock chucker press, and I do not have any dies yet, etc. I want to do it right, so buying the right equipment isn't a big deal. Thanks so much for the posts.
    Hey Man I also have the Savage 110 BA in .338 LM. I cannot comment on accuracy as I have not bought a scope yet so I have only sent 4 rounds down the tube just to get a feel for it. Recoil is very tame, my 30-06 Rem 700 has more kick then the Lapua. The batch of rounds I cooked up were Lapua brass, 250gr SMK, 94gr H1000, and Rem 9 1/2M primers. There were no signs of over pressure and the primers were perfect. I am looking to run the 300gr Berger Hybrids with around 90-92gr H1000 and see what the results are. Theres some good info on this forum. Enjoy the Lapua it is awesome.
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    Unread 04-13-2011, 10:29 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

    see if this helps you any with your 338.

    .338 Lapua Magnum - AmmoGuide Interactive
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    Re: 338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

    i have the 110Ba in 338LM....Leupold mk4 tactical 8-25

    my load is:
    300g SMK
    Lapua brass
    88.5g H1000
    fed 215M primers
    3.75 over all length

    just fits the magazine and shoots 0.5-0.6 MOA out to 1000 yards

    my rifle took 70-80 rounds to settle but i now have 150 rounds through it and it just keeps getting better and better.
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 12:23 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

    Hello,

    I'm new to your forum but I too am looking for a hunting load for the 110 BA. I currently have a load of 91gn of H1000 using lapua brass and the 300SMk's but I want to use a hunting bullet not a match bullet. I plan on taking Moose with it. I was looking at the berger 285gn TTSX's. Doses anyone have a good load for that twist and legnth barrel with a hunting bullet. Some where I can start?

    Thanks,
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 01:24 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

    No experience with the Barnes in .338, I gave up on Barnes years ago before they fixed their penciling issues, I'm should give them another chance. For a "hunting" bullet you may look at the 250AB as well. My hunting bullet will most likely be the 300gr Berger Tactical OTM. I also looked at the 285 BTHP from Hornady. A guy just posted some NZ tahr pics using the 300gr Bergers. He is puching them faster then Lapua velocities though. I am watching this thread though and should have some input in the next month. My Savage 110 in 338LM will be here next week.
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 02:34 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Magnum Loads and Bullets for a Savage 110 BA 1:9 Twist

    the 300SMK's have a long history of taking game at ranges.. i have several mates that use them with no issues...hence why i chose them for my load....i have had great success with Berger in my 300win mag....and hope to transfer over to them once the jackets spinning off issue is fully resolved and roven in the feild.


    i have only been on the range with mine but will be hitting the hills with it over the next 2 weeks....i'll post some photos of the performance on game....
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