338-06 pet loads for 200-225grainers

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  1. Rugerdiggs

    Rugerdiggs Well-Known Member

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    I am putting a 338-06 together and looking for some pet loads you guys have. I tried to search this forum but kept saying search was to long or short so i decided to make the post.

    The barrel is a 1:10 twist at 26inches long and will try some 200's and 225's in it. I currently have some hornady spire points and sst's in both grains. Havent decided on a powder yet, all input is appreciated, thanks
     
  2. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the exact data in front of me but I was using a max load of IMR 4350 Winchester LR primer W-W .30/06 brass and Nosler 210 grain Partitions in a 26" 10 twist barrel and got single digit SDs and .5 minute accuracy and very good velocity. I shot the 200 grain BT some too but they seemed a little "soft" I had one come apart on a whitetail out about 160 yards, he didn't go anywhere but the bullet was in pieces and had a complete jacket separation. Never shot the Hornady bullets so I can't help with them, sorry!

    A really great caliber IMHO!

    Bob
     

  3. Rugerdiggs

    Rugerdiggs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, may try some H4350 in it then. How far did you get to stretch it before it started nose diving. Was your muzzle velocity in 2800's?
     
  4. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    I will have to dig out my records but it seems like I was getting right around 2800 fps. I always considered it a 300 yard cartridge bu t I never really studied the ballistics on it either. I replaced it with a 9.3x62 a few years ago but I have a new set of .338/06 dies on the way right now so I'm sure I'll screw another one together sometime in the near future.

    Bob
     
  5. mneilh

    mneilh New Member

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    I have a Winchester Model 70, with a 24 inch Lilja barrel. My standard load with a 200 grain Woodleigh Weldcore protected point is 62 grains of H4350, in a Rem case and using a Rem standard primer. Velocity chronographs at 2,840 fps. Very pleasant to use and very accurate. I should add that these projectiles are made by Woodleigh specifically for the .338/06 & .338 Federal.
     
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