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338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

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Unread 02-21-2011, 10:43 AM
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338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

Hi guys, what are your real world COALs for the 338RUM with the Bergers? If you're shooting SMKs I'm interested in those also. Thanks.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 11:19 AM
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Re: 338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

No-one handloads for a 338 RUM?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 08:33 AM
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Re: 338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

Good,

Just to let you know we are not all ignoring you.....

I do have an HS Precision in 338 RUM, I bought it as a light(er) weight rifle for a sheep hunt years ago. It shoots pretty good, but I have other rifles I prefer so it seems I never get around to really seeing what she will do. I have loaded 250 SMK, 300 SMK and 300 Bergers, but just load to fit the mag which is around 3.75. I looked in my log book and could not find where I had measured the chamber for an OAL on those bullets..... so I guess I never have.
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Re: 338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

Thanks. I'm looking at mag boxes for my ADL and trying to see what the real world lengths are for the factory guns shooting the heavies. I may single shoot for a while just to see if she'll shoot. If she does, I'll work on getting the feeding on.
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Re: 338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

It's an old post but I'm going to have a custom reamer made. I've been waiting for a rental reamer for almost 9 months now. Does anyone have any suggestions. Single feed doesn't bother me. I'm almost done with a blueprinted 700 rebarrel in 338 rum. I'll be shooting 285's and up. I was thinking 3.80 OAL.
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Re: 338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

I have a customized and rebarreled rem 700 in 338 rum and my pet load for the 300 Berger's is 87.5grs Retumbo with a COAL of 3.79 and it drives tacks at 300 yards with a average muzzle velocity of 2730. You can push it past 2800 but the primer pockets suffer. It is my favorite gun. I couldn't get the Sierra's to be as accurate in my gun. Generally I like Sierra's but the 300's and I didn't get along.
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Re: 338 RUM COAL with 300g Bergers?

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I have a customized and rebarreled rem 700 in 338 rum and my pet load for the 300 Berger's is 87.5grs Retumbo with a COAL of 3.79 and it drives tacks at 300 yards with a average muzzle velocity of 2730. You can push it past 2800 but the primer pockets suffer. It is my favorite gun. I couldn't get the Sierra's to be as accurate in my gun. Generally I like Sierra's but the 300's and I didn't get along.
What barrel length do you have? I'm shooting the 300 with 91 grains o Retumbo at 2730 with a 26" barrel.
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