.338 Imperial, 225AB and RL22 =

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WSlayman, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. WSlayman

    WSlayman Well-Known Member

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    3214 fps
    3214 fps
    3221 fps
    The first two touch, the third is .5 to the right
    RWS Brass
    94gr of RL22
    Fed 215MM
    3.740"
    0.030 off the rifleing
    I can't wait to get back to the range next weekend to verify it. I'd go tomorrow but there's an Appleseed Shoot going on. So next friday will have to do.
    Damn i'm Happy!:D
    Thanks for the help guys!!:D
     
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  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear it and thanks for the update. RL22 eh? Might have to give it the college try in my 338 Edge. The low ES doesn't surprise me too much. The 338 Imperial / Edge cartridges seem to come by low ES and SD more readily than most other cartridges I've chronographed.

    One thing's for certain. You've got the best brass possible with the RWS. That stuff is tough, tough, tough. It will take high pressures so don't go too overboard, which I've been known to do historically. :) But not so much any more. :D
     

  3. WSlayman

    WSlayman Well-Known Member

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    Paul, thanks for the help. I tried 7828 and 25 but it didn't like them. 22 seems to be the ticket. If it wasn't a fluke, that'll be my load for that bullet. Then i'll work on the 250AB:) Dave W. has some RWS 404 brass for sale and if i can talk the wife outta a couple hundred bucks i'll have enough for forever...LOL;)
     
  4. WSlayman

    WSlayman Well-Known Member

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    Well, i've shot it two more times and it's a shooter...:).....Elk Beware!!gun)
     
  5. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the follow-up and hope you're butchering an elk soon!
     
  6. WSlayman

    WSlayman Well-Known Member

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    phorwath, me too...we'll see if the elk coperate:rolleyes:.........thanks again paul:)