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Reload suggestions for a 338 Lapua Improved Lehigh bullets&Retumbo

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:22 AM
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Re: Reload suggestions for a 338 Lapua Improved Lehigh bullets&Retumbo

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It has bee a few years since this post. How was your luck with the LeHigh bullets? I am having a .375 CT built and I am thinking of adding these to my inventory.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:27 PM
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Re: Reload suggestions for a 338 Lapua Improved Lehigh bullets&Retumbo

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30-.338,
It has bee a few years since this post. How was your luck with the LeHigh bullets? I am having a .375 CT built and I am thinking of adding these to my inventory.
Hi Brother...I never did do any in my 338 Lapua Improved...but I did shoot a few in my .375 CheyTac. I had the Lost RIver bore which was made for solids and they did shoot well. I sold the rifle so I don't have any info for you except that we experimented with Retumbo from about 130 grains all the way to 143 g. for the 350 jacketed Sierras ( way too hot but incredible speeds!) Good luck...30-338
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:53 PM
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Re: Reload suggestions for a 338 Lapua Improved Lehigh bullets&Retumbo

It is really hard to resist the temptation of a hot load despite the wear and tear it may bring. Even though it really won't help you any, it sure is nice to say that you got that 375 gr chunk to fly 3200 fps. I don't want 3125 or 3192, I want 3200! Just for hoots and hollars if nothing else . . .
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Re: Reload suggestions for a 338 Lapua Improved Lehigh bullets&Retumbo

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It is really hard to resist the temptation of a hot load despite the wear and tear it may bring. Even though it really won't help you any, it sure is nice to say that you got that 375 gr chunk to fly 3200 fps. I don't want 3125 or 3192, I want 3200! Just for hoots and hollars if nothing else . . .
In my experience 3200 is possible with the 350 sierra but I settled on 3100 or thereabouts with the 375 which is actually quite good if you factor in the BC improvement 30-338


PS I know what you mean about that extra speed. When we had a few of these built I was told that we could get 3350 with the 350 Sierras but we found out differently. I guess that's a problem you run into when dealing with wildcats especially when you are among the early experimenters with a cartridge But do the ballistic charts and you will be impressed at the long range potential of the Lehigh 375 at 3100 fps ..t is really awesome!
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Hi Brother...I never did do any in my 338 Lapua Improved...but I did shoot a few in my .375 CheyTac. I had the Lost RIver bore which was made for solids and they did shoot well. I sold the rifle so I don't have any info for you except that we experimented with Retumbo from about 130 grains all the way to 143 g. for the 350 jacketed Sierras ( way too hot but incredible speeds!) Good luck...30-338

30-338 I just started researching a 375 build and was looking at the drop tables of that Lehigh at 3100fps and they are impressive!

My question is what are the differences with a "Lost River Bore" and can they still shoot the Sierra's, or are you chained to the solids at that point?

Thanks a bunch.
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