225 Nosler and 338 Lapua...anyone?

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  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone have any good loads for ths combo shooting accubonds. Thanks
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    My wife shot a monster mulie with that combo last year at 516 yards. Several picturs of it over in the trophy photos or deer hunting. It would have been posted around the first week of November last year. Her load was 104 grains RE-25 at 3313 fps with a fed 215 primer. 26" barrel lightweight rifle.
     

  3. garfield

    garfield Active Member

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    here?
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f84/wife-beats-crap-out-me-62932/

    thk u
     
  4. orch

    orch Well-Known Member

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    this is what i use in my Savage BA110:

    225gr nosler accubond
    neck sized lapua brass
    CCI LR magnum primers
    87.0gr IMR 7828ssc
    OAL 3.670"
    2900fps muzzle and stays supersonic till about 1300 yards depending on atmospherics

    its not smoking fast but it shoots nice tight groups and is my most consistent load out to 1000 yards

    i smacked a doe fawn at 560 yards last fall... i was a little surprised at how well the bullet held together (maybe too well).... broadside shot right in the boiler room... went through and through, entrance about the size of my pinky through a rib and exit the size of my thumb... the animal rolled about 3 times on impact so it did dump a lot of energy into the animal and on postmortem the lungs and heart were completely jellified so i guess it still did the trick... i suspect on a mature animal with sturdier bones there might be more of a shrapnel affect.

    orch
     
  5. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    thanks, i finally got the gun...anyone else have a load to try?
     
  6. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Not using the 338LM but the 338 EDGE. Very similar case capcity/ballistic performance. I have ran the 225 AB using 91.5 H1000 with the fed 215GMM primer. Sub 3000 FPS but scary accurate.