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Old 06-10-2010, 09:33 AM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help

338 Win

Reloader 19 @ 78.0
225gr Bullet Nosler Accubond
FC 215 Match Primer
WW Brass

2950 FPS in my Win 70

Matches Fed and Hornady HE loads

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:53 PM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help


What 225 gr bullet are you pushing?
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:43 PM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help

I am shooting the Hornady SST 225gr out of my Win M70 24" tube. I load 76's of RL19 and get 2890FPS out of my rifle. It is also a very accurate load. Matter of fact, I started at 74 and stopped at 76 and none of them went over an 1". I am not sure if I would use the 225gr SST on grizzly's, but I think it will work fine with game up to the size of elk. Good luck, RL19 and the 338 Win Mag were made for one another. Scotty
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help

I am waiting for my new 338 win mag to be shipped from Savage. I am planning to load some with the 225 gr SST for practice and then switch over to the Hornady GMX bullet. In my 30-06 the SSt and GMX are interchangable. POI was the same.
I think the Hornady manual tends to be on the conservative side. In my 06 with IMR 4350, Hornady shows a max around 57 grains but the IMR website goes as high as 60 grains.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:48 PM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help

Love that 338 Win up here in Alaska!

My favorite load Moose which is a MAX load and should work great in the Savage

338 Win Mag
Reloader 19 @ 78.0 MAX
WW Brass
Fed 215GM primers
225gr Nosler AB.......you can also use your Hornady 225gr SP but bullet expansion will excessive.

This load dupicates Hornady Factory High Energy Load!

Make sure you clean the Bore!

COL: 3.340"
Vel 2950 FPS
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help

Just got my Savage Model 116 " Bear Hunter" SS barrel and action, 23 inch barrel medium heavy contour with Savages muzzle break. Well the new model action is so long the regular long action single piece scops mounts are about 1 inch to short so needed to go with 2 piece. Will get out in the am to get that bad boy sited in.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:08 PM
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Re: 338 Win Mag help

Some of those nosler loads are really good for an all purpose rifle. Just to throw another one at you. Last year I tried the new 185 Barnes ttsx with H-414 powder and got 3220 fps. This bullet will shoot through and drop anything in Alaska. I shot sheep, grizzly and caribou with it with great success. The bc is higher than listed. I don't have my load in front of me. But to 700-800 yards this is a very good combo for the 338 winchester.
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