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Unread 02-20-2014, 08:26 PM
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338lapua reloading

HI ALL , any body have any good loads for a 338lapua , I`m brand new to this caliper. Have been loading for 30 years and never loaded big calipers. I`m also new to this forum and can use lots of help. Thanks
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    Unread 02-21-2014, 10:16 AM
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    Re: 338lapua reloading

    This is the load I use and I am very happy might start a little lower on powder as my gun is use Berger VLD bullets.
    338 Lapua
    300 Grain Berger Hybrid
    Federal 215 Primer
    92.0 Grains H1000
    COAL 3.805
    OBL 2.960
    2725 FPS
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    Unread 02-21-2014, 08:43 PM
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    Re: 338lapua reloading

    Thanks i will try from a lower and build up. I use H1000 on my 7mmstw and it works pretty good too.I`m new with the 338 lapua , i recently got a 700xcr and plan on putting a zeiss 6.5 x20x50 on it . Thanks for the information, John
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    Unread 03-04-2014, 02:48 PM
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    Re: 338lapua reloading

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    This is the load I use and I am very happy might start a little lower on powder as my gun is use Berger VLD bullets.
    338 Lapua
    300 Grain Berger Hybrid
    Federal 215 Primer
    92.0 Grains H1000
    COAL 3.805
    OBL 2.960
    2725 FPS
    Forgive me for asking, but I don't understand how is this even possible. Berger shows max load of 85.2 gr. for H1000 and the 300 grain Berger Hybrid. You are loading 8% hotter. May I ask what is your barrel length? How far off the lands are you seating? Where did you start your ladder? Thanks in advance.
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    Unread 03-04-2014, 03:01 PM
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    Re: 338lapua reloading

    My load is 99 grains of rl-33 in Lapua brass, fed 215, 300 grain berger at 2832 fps from my savage 338 Lapua COAL of 3.820
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    Unread 03-04-2014, 04:34 PM
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    Re: 338lapua reloading

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    Originally Posted by n8te View Post
    Forgive me for asking, but I don't understand how is this even possible. Berger shows max load of 85.2 gr. for H1000 and the 300 grain Berger Hybrid. You are loading 8% hotter. May I ask what is your barrel length? How far off the lands are you seating? Where did you start your ladder? Thanks in advance.
    This was the load given to me by McMillan so I could reload 200 rounds for the shooting class that I attended in Phoenix in April last year. The rifle is a McMillan 338 Lapua EOL LRH (Extreme Outer Limits Long Range Hunter} the barrel was cut to accept Berger 300 Gr VLD bullets and it shoots fantastic. I never ran a ladder test since it shot so good. Hope that helps.

    Bill,

    Here is what I have for the EOL .338 Lap Mag

    338 Lapua
    300 Grain Berger Hybrid
    Federal 215 Primer
    92.0 Grains H1000
    COAL 3.805
    OBL 2.960
    2725 FPS
    RETAIL $ 120.00

    We are saying that you need 160 rounds for the class.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks,

    Andy

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bill Witt [mailto:bwitt@bvea.net]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:44 PM
    To: Andrew Brown
    Subject: Re: Sales Order # w8431

    Thanks I would like to get the preferred load for this rifle and how many rounds I will need for the class.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Andrew Brown
    Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:25 PM
    To: bwitt@bvea.net
    Subject: Sales Order # w8431

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    Unread 03-06-2014, 10:18 AM
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    Re: 338lapua reloading

    Yes, sir. Thank you very much. I'd like to do that AZ class too someday.
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