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Old 12-05-2011, 06:25 PM
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Problems with 338 lapua fps

I recently bought a new savage 110 FCP/hs 338 lapua and have worked up some really accurate loads for it, but I can't get my fps to get above 2550fps before the bolt starts sticking. I am currently shooting h1000 at 91.5 grains , 300 smk , oal 3.760 , cci bench primers, and cheap Hornady brass. I am going to order some lapua brass when I get some extra cash.
My question is shouldn't my fps be higher than 2550 with this load out of a 26" 1/9" barrel? And if so what am I doing wrong?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:47 PM
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Re: Problems with 338 lapua fps

That doesn't sound too far off really. Also how far out are you seating the bullets. Pressure tends to go down as you seat the bullet further in the case.
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That doesn't sound too far off really. Also how far out are you seating the bullets. Pressure tends to go down as you seat the bullet further in the case.
I am setting the bullet out as far as I (3.76)can due to the clip. It about .03 off the lands
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I am setting the bullet out as far as I (3.76)can due to the clip. It about .03 off the lands
Try bringing it in a couple tenths.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: Problems with 338 lapua fps

Ok I will give that a shot. Do u think that the better brass would help?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:15 PM
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Re: Problems with 338 lapua fps

i like
300 gr SMK moly
98 grs Retumbo
Fed 215M
Lapua brass
Barrel 27.5
Velocity 2865 fps
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:21 PM
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Re: Problems with 338 lapua fps

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Ok I will give that a shot. Do u think that the better brass would help?
Personally I would use Lapua brass. Get a lot of reloadings out of it. I wish they still made brass for the .300 WM
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