Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw
I've been using 225 hornady pills with rl19 in my 338win for ten years or so. Good stable combo doing 2900 fps from my #1. I'm already down to 2700 fps with 250's so I've had a hard time thinking seriously of going heavier without upping the ante and re-chambering to a bigger 338. The win is a bit shy on case capacity to shine with more than a 250.
BWT, how's Tok, AK?? I haven't been there in 15 years... The last time I passed through we drove non-stop other than gas and grub all the way down to Dawson's Creek, BC.
All my brothers and Dad have used for years is the Hornady 225 sp interlocks with imr 4350. They never paid much attention to accuracy, just went for max velocity. I got into the 338 scene a little later and I'm more concerned with accuracy and with my rifle, I've not found a load with that bullet that my gun likes. Now that I'm in big bear country, I wouldn't mind trying bigger bullets and seeing if I can shoot better than 1 MOA. I am shooting a Savage 116 with a factory barrel, BTW.
Tok is good! I moved up here from Oregon just over a year ago and my youngest daughter and I just went out and got a couple of subsistence caribou.