I know this have been posted on here before but I have some 250gr matchkings and 225gr accubonds and was wondering what were some of the loads you guys shoot and the velocity of these loads also. My gun is a factory 700 lss. Thanks in advance guys.
I just got my 338 RUM back last friday evening. Its a factory 700 BDL w/a factory take off 26" cm barrel. I just completed a Tubbs Final Finish abreviated process as a personal "lets see what this does" quest.
As soon as I get the scope remounted I'll be in your same shape but I have an Idea of where I want to end up
I'll try to keep things posted here.
Initial impressions though are that the Holland QD brake is still a sweet thing. A 250gr bullet pooping along at 2500 is pretty much like a 22-250 or less.
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I have had very good luck with the 225 AB and IMR 7828 out of my 700 338RUM. I am using moly coated bullets. I started at 90 grains and worked my way up. I believe I stopped at 93 grains, but don't quote me on that. I got 3050 fps at the top end before I got pressure signs. Keep in mind this is with a 26" barrel that has been ported, so I probably lost a little velocity.
I got pressure signs at lower velocity with both H1000 and Retumbo and powder charges were compressed with Retumbo. The IMR 7828 fills the case nicely.
I have been getting 1/2" groups with the 225AB. I think you will like it.
Best of luck, Sam
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