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Old 06-19-2012, 01:06 PM
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L.I.D., Thanks. Yeah, I was thinking they'll have to be long. Do you remember how far off the lands you were with those 300's? Not sure on this, but does the 110 & 111 LRH hunter use the same barrel/chamber? Anyone know? Seems like more folks here have the 110 than the 111 LRH and am just trying to get ideas of where to start my loads if the chamber/barrel are the same.
I use to have the 110BA in 338 Lapua, but I sold it and bought the 111 LRH because of the weight difference. I hike A LOT when I hunt and the 110 was killing me going up mountains.

The reason more people tend to have the 110BA is because it came out before the 111...and I think also before the one Layinitdown has as well. I remember looking into the 338 lapua rifles that were under 2k, and my only choices were the 110BA or the Armalite model. Then Savage really got into them.

I am not sure what the chamber differences are, if any do exist. They shaved off metal somewhere though, because the 111 is HALF the weight. I miss that bolt on the 110BA. Man that was a fine looking gun.
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Re: Reloading suggestions for .338 Lapua

I remember reading a thread somewhere that was explaining what caused a certain grouping of shots to spread. Is there a way to tell what is needed in your reloading data to tighten a group?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:00 PM
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I got Pressure signs with PPU brass at 91 gr of H1000. Ejecter marks and sticking bolt. 110 BA

No sticky or jambed case issues like I had had with Hornady Brass.

I believe that the pressure signs are indicative of the tight tolerance chamber more than inadequate brass.
I really appreciate your reply. I was ultimately curious as I am going to have close to 50+ unfired cases with pulled bullets, primers and powder in the trashcan. It pains me to trash the Vitavouri but what can I do.

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I use to have the 110BA in 338 Lapua, but I sold it and bought the 111 LRH because of the weight difference. I hike A LOT when I hunt and the 110 was killing me going up mountains.

The reason more people tend to have the 110BA is because it came out before the 111...and I think also before the one Layinitdown has as well. I remember looking into the 338 lapua rifles that were under 2k, and my only choices were the 110BA or the Armalite model. Then Savage really got into them.

I am not sure what the chamber differences are, if any do exist. They shaved off metal somewhere though, because the 111 is HALF the weight. I miss that bolt on the 110BA. Man that was a fine looking gun.
I believe there is no difference other than bolt handle extension. The BA is just heavier all around with excess rails, more bottom metal and forestock and is more of a SWAT type rifle than a hunting rifle. Those things are absurdely heavy. The BA looks sinister. The 111 LRH looks industrial. I'll take svelte industrial over sinister anyday.

When I brought mine home, I took it out of the box, affixed a Harris 2 axis bipod and set it on the kitchen breakfast bar and my wife immediately made the indusrtial comment. I have lots of guns of all makes and in her opinion (always important), the 111 is the best looking of all, with the exception of my Kimber Crimson Ultra carry 45 auto.... That don't count, it's a pistol.

I like the bolt handle extension too but I don't want a lugs-your-arse rifle, I want a sporting firearm.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 PM
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Here is a group from yesterday 90.5 g retumbo with 300 g bergers 3.740 oal lapua brass.

what primer are you using with this load..thanks
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I'm not trying to be the downer guy here but if you are getting consistent 1/2 MOA groups out of a factory gun then you should be doing back flips in joy. If you find a load that is giving you consistent 1/2 MOA groups at 300 then I would take that load and stretch it out to further distances and see how it does.

I guess what I am trying to say is don't get pulling your hair out frustrated if you are shooting a half MOA group out of a factory rifle because that is pretty darn good. I am all for more testing and fun but 1/2 MOA out of a factory rifle? I won't be wasting anymore money on load development if I don't want to.

Good luck guys and have fun!
I agree, infact if you can hold 1/2MOA's throughout all shooting ranges consistantly I would be very happy.

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It pains me to trash the Vitavouri but what can I do.
Well I see powder and primers as relatively cheap and would throw iprimers and powder out unless it is the powder I am aiming to eventually work up load for.

Bullets would depend......but would likely recycle for the 338LM or use in 338wm ammo.

A bunch of extra trouble to be sure.

Just a note, I have used around 100 PRVI factory rounds and have no issues with non-fires or primer issues.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:26 AM
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I have a savage 110 fcp and started loads with the berger 300 hybrid. I've heard some great results with the 300 hybrid and retumbo, but where I needed the bullet seated, it wouldn't fit in my mag so I switched to the hornady 285 bthp.

My best group to date was actually with the 300 berger (1" at 400 yards), but like I said, it wouldn't fit in the mag.

Do you remember what the COL was when you got the best results with the 300gr Bergers?

I'm going to single feed mine.

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