338 AX Range Report

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MT4XFore, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    I thought y'all might like a range report on my 338 AX Raptor Stalker. I went out this morning to shoot it a bit. I have not done any load work-ups yet. I'm kinda waiting for some 300 gr. Bergers before I do that. I was shooting the 285 gr. Hornady with 97 grains of Retumbo and a CCI 250 primer. That load averaged 2910 fps out of my chrony with an ES of 50+ and an SD of 19+. So on paper, not a particularly good load in my opinion, however seemingly very mild. Here are a couple of pics:

    These shots in the first pic were fired at 200 yds. As you can see APS' 1/2' guarantee is still good here.

    The group in the second pic is from 300 yds. I believe that the gun will shoot even better when I find a good load it likes. For just throwing something together for barrel break-in, I think that's doing pretty good.
     

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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Man I would say your off to a great start with no load work up. Did you shoot the load Kirby tested the rifle with? I'm so jelous its not even funny I remember when my rifles from Kirby got here I was like oh ya game on.

    Jon
     

  3. Nape.270

    Nape.270 Well-Known Member

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    Midwayusa has the berger's in.

    O and nice shooting.
     
  4. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a good start. Are you using his Jamison 338ax headstamp brass, or did you fireform Lapua?
     
  5. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Aroshtr: I fireformed Lapua brass.
     
  6. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    Great shooting and awesome rifle. I noticed the pic in your signature several days ago and was hoping for a range report.
     
  7. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Whoooo Hooooo!!!! Yipppeeeee!!!!

    Pretty fair varmint rig ya got there, pilgrim!:D
     
  8. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Roy, skin that one and I'll go git ya a nuther one...........