338 lapua load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Monte, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Monte

    Monte Member

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    The new Armalite 338 is on the way. Could anyone give me some starting loads for 250 grain bullets?
    Monte
     
  2. brandangoman

    brandangoman Active Member

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    92.4 gr n165 is what my sako liked
     

  3. Lapua Hunter

    Lapua Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have an AR 30 Lapua 338. The fellow I bought it from worked up the following load... Lapua cases, 89gr of RL25, Fed 215m primers, 300SMK seated at 3.75.
    I have not shot it beyond 700 yards yet, but it seems to do well to that distance.

    Good luck!
     
  4. MMM

    MMM Member

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    I shoot a trg 42 lapua. lapua brass 250 scenar 88.1 4831 hodgon powder. shoot very well get 2830-2850 fps
     
  5. apapro

    apapro Active Member

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    Start with H1000 and Retumbo. Max loads worked the best for me. I get 3150 fps avg. with the 250 scenars and 100 gr of Retumbo or H1000. These loads avg under 3/8" at 100 yards and is the hammer of Thor on mule deer!!!!
     
  6. USMC 338

    USMC 338 Well-Known Member

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    My ar30 liked 98 gr retumbo 250 smk but I went 300 smk and 94 gr of retumbo. Both went under 1/2 moa 5shot groups at 100 yards. four inch 3 shot at 1162 my best on paper at that range that was with 300 gr smk.
     
  7. sharpshooter 5090

    sharpshooter 5090 New Member

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    my ar 30 just sucks! 3 to 5 inch groups @ 200 I tried every load I could think of . I even pulled my nightforce off my 308 thinking it might be my scope. It still shoots bad.