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338 RUM reloading info

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Unread 01-22-2008, 01:41 AM
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Thanks. I hear most people liking the 225 grain bullets. I have also read that at 210 you do not gain much velocity so not worth the loss of energy at impact. What are your thoughts? Have loaded heavier than 250 for fun?
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Unread 01-22-2008, 11:34 PM
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I shot one WT deer with the 250 gr PT, most dramatic kill I have ever witnessed.
I have since setteled on the 225 gr AB and PT in my 338 RUM. I am awaiting the release of the 250 gr AB later this year. That will become the new load for my 338 RUM.

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Unread 01-23-2008, 12:41 AM
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I like the 300 grain Sierra Matchkings in my 338 RUM. At 2770 fps its just a hair slower than the 338 Edge. I would like to try the 250 Accubonds when they come out.
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Unread 01-24-2008, 12:24 AM
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Rudy Ortiz

Thanks to everyone for your recommendations. I will try them and report back.
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Unread 01-24-2008, 12:26 AM
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I'm using the 225g accubond with 102g of Retumbo. I'm also going to work up a load using H1000.

I'm also shooting a left hand LSS.
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Unread 01-27-2008, 09:38 AM
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I have a .338 RUM custom with a 30" Pac-Nor three grove with this setup I use 98grs of H- 4831 with a 180gr BT at 3600 FPS across a crony and not hot at all shoots very wel I use it for groundhogs it realy make muss of them.I use 97grs of H-1000 with 225 SST at 3300FPS again cronyed,and last but not least I use 93grs of Retumbo with a 300gr SMK at 2975 FPS I love all three of these loads and would not change a thing on them.Iuse Fed 215 match primers with all of them,not a better primer out there.Tim

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Unread 01-27-2008, 06:42 PM
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Sub MOA .338 RUM hunting load

Model 700 Classic, with 26" barrel

210 grain Nosler Partition
102 grains of Retumbo (103 is max in Sierra manual)
Federal 215 Magnum Match primers
COL 3.625" (in model 700s)
COL 3.580" (in Sierra manual)
(COL = cartridge overall length)

'Load clocks at over 3,100 fps; and over 4,500 ft. lbs. of force at the muzzle.

'Took this load in grizzly country (Sunlight Basin - North of Cody, WY) with elk and deer tags. I killed one mule deer at 205 yards, broadside, behind his shoulder, blew his heart in half, destroyed his lungs, penetrated - exited his offside shoulder, and dropped him! He did not know what hit him!

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