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Old 03-13-2012, 05:02 PM
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.338 Lapua questions

I have recently bought a 338LM in the Savage 110FCP, It has a 26" Tube + Brake, 1-9" Twist. I put a box of HSM rounds OAL 3.680" through it thet seemed to group fairly well @100yds, until my Scope rail came loose. I reset everything and ran some loads through it that i loaded using Berger 300 gr hybrids, HSM brass, Fed 215m Primer's and US 869 powder with charges from 93gr to 100 gr loads all OAL @3.760+/-, temp was 50* elev 10,000'. My grouping was all over the paper @ 100yd's, This is my first experience with handloading so I'm pretty new to it. Any advice on loads or anything else would be much appreciated, Thank's in advance.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:09 PM
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Re: .338 Lapua questions

Load up some with 90 gr of H-1000 and a CCI 250 M primer and seat the 300 Bergers .020" 0ff the lands. Then see what ya get.

Other things that come to mind.

Why did the scope come loose? Are you sure that issue is fixed? Could the scope be the problem? It is not uncommon to have a scope fail.

Did you beake it the barrel? Have you cleaned it good between different bullets? BoreTech Eliminator is very good to keep a new bore clean and free of fouling.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:18 PM
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The rail on the action came loose, it didn't get tightened correctly from the factory but my bad for not torqueing everyhting before mounting the scope, it also slide forward a tiny bit in the rings that being my fault. I re-torqued everything and checked it about every 3 rounds today to make sure nothing had come loose. Before it cam loose yesterday it would damn near one hole the HSM rounds @100yds.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:25 PM
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For the Barrel break in i followed savages procedure, 1 round then thorough cleaning, 3 rounds then clean, and then 5 rounds and clean. I use gunslick ultra klenz and copper klenz.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:30 PM
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Try that load I posted. It has always been a great starting load.
I would clean it really good agan too.
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Will do, Thank You for the advice. I have less than 50 rounds through it now and after the break in steps i was cleaning it about every 5 to 8 rounds, firing around 3-4 and letting cool down. Forgot to add that the scope i put on it is a Bushnell Elite Tactical ET6245, Weaver Tactical ring's and an EGW 20moa rail. Thank's again.
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EGW 20moa rail. Thank's again.
I hae had problems with fit on the EGW rails. I would keep a close eye on it and try to move it often if you didn't bed it. A rail that does not fit the contour of the action well and is not bedded will have a tendancy to come loose.

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