338 Lapua Load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by alaska, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Just aquired a M700 in 338 Lapua

    Plan on using Nosler 250gr AB

    Anyone have a good hunting load?

    Looking forward to RL 33 when it comes out this spring!

    Thanksgun)
     
  2. kaseyfied

    kaseyfied Well-Known Member

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    imo retumbo and h1000 are what you should be using in the 338 lapua.. accuracy stays with temp changes.. and will help stablize those bigger bullets.. may I ask why you are not going to try the 285 or 300 grain bullets.. those rifle are made for the big pills... I do shoot the 250 accubonds but I love the 300 grain accubonds
     

  3. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    I did not know nosler had a 300 gr AB

    It was designed around the 250 @ 3000 fps

    I guess thats why i started with the 250's.

    I have some magnum and H1000 on hand but noticed the sierra manual shows RL 19 hunter load @ 3000 fps with 250's.
     
  4. kaseyfied

    kaseyfied Well-Known Member

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    well I dont live in alaska but I know even in oregon big temp changes cause problems for the rl line for me.. so I just use hodgden now.. no issues.. but it will very with climate im sure of that.. the 300 grain accubonds are awesome.. and lay the smack down.. same with the bergers.. thats all I shoot through my lapua is the 300 grian pills... u loose velocities but gain alot in energy..
     
  5. madman

    madman Well-Known Member

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    H1000, cci magnum primers, Berger 300gr OTM, and Lapua brass

    Mix well, and enjoy.

    --md
     
  6. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Kaseyfied, have you every hunted or taken any game with the Hornady 285's you mentioned with your 338LM?
     
  7. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Where is a good place to fine once fired Lapua brass?

    I have watched gunbroker.

    I currently have Hornady brass.

    Awaiting for my leupold scope base to arrive and warmer temps here in Fairbanks before the range.

    Noticed Berger is out with a 250/300 hunting bullet for the lapua.

    Looking forward to RL 33 hitting the shelves!
     
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