.338 lapua hand load/powder

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  1. logancummins338

    logancummins338 Member

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    Hey guys, new to the forum here, and mostly new to the .338 lapua round, I was curious on some of the most effective powders for a 250grain berger, I have a savage 110fcp hs presision, with a 26" barrel, with a 1in9" twist, I just picked up some H-1000 and some RE25! I have heard a lot of good about IMR4350! And retumbo, unfortunately I cant find any for sale, also curious what primers ya'll are using! Thanks!
     

  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'm using H1000 or Retumbo powder and Federal 215M Primers.
    I am however using 300 Sierra SMK bullets.
     

  3. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Exactly the same . . .
     
  4. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    Retumbo for 300 grain bullets. H4831SC for 250grain bullets.
     
  5. logancummins338

    logancummins338 Member

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    And also curious what kinda scopes you guys are runnin, and at what distance?
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I use a Nightforce 5.5-22x56 with the MOAR reticle. I've yet to shoot past 1K. I've heard the thickness of the MOAR vs the NPR-1 can be an issue at longer ranges, but at 1K it is not a hinderance (to me).
     
  7. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I use a Nightfore 5.5-22x56 with the UHV reticle. The reason - I have all the adjustment but can shoot out to 800 yards without adjusting anything. The reticle also extends the range well past a mile at full adjustment.
     
  8. logancummins338

    logancummins338 Member

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    Ill eventually own a NF for now im gonna use a 6.5-20x50 vortex, its only got 65 moa of adjustment, but I have a 20 minute base, that being said I only need 60 some moa of adjustment for a mile, I could hold off a little!
     
  9. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I only know a few people that even shoot past 800, you're setup will be fine!
     
  10. logancummins338

    logancummins338 Member

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    Well hell, Ive always wanted to be a marine sniper, but physically cant, so might as well have some fun and stretch my limits! gun)
     
  11. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I'm in the same boat!
     
  12. alpuig

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    My gun is over engineered, 20+ lbs with a 31" rock creek 5r 1.25" od bbl , my MV runs high RL25 for 250 gr smk and H1000 for 300 gr, both loads are over 2800 fps,Mike Rock hooked me up with the barrel 1 in 10 and Tim Roach did the install at GAP, not knocking any one but at the time it was the best price and quickest turn around
     
  13. logancummins338

    logancummins338 Member

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    Ever seen piercision guns?!
     
  14. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Pierce in Lansing MI? If so yes, and my experience with them has been fantastic.