338 Lapua Mag

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rigmaster10, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. rigmaster10

    rigmaster10 Well-Known Member

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    I have made several post on my 338 Demon. It shoots 3130 w/a 250 gr. bullet. Now its time to build the Lapua and see if it can compare I am wanting to see if I can push the same bullet at the same or better speed. Any load data would be appreciated.
     

  2. rigmaster10

    rigmaster10 Well-Known Member

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    Well I purchased a Savage Longrange hunter in 338 Lapua. And have tried many different bullet and load combos. At first when shot hot w/250 gr. bullets. 4" group at 100yards. I was able to bring the groups in to about 1.5" at slower speeds. So I made the switch to Bergers new 300gr bullet. Worked up some loads and now the rifle shoots an .75-.80" group at 100 yards. I took the rifle out to 1000 yards for some testing. Field conditions were 5-15 mph winds that were stop and go, as Obama would say not optimal.
    The rifle consistantly grouped 8"-10" groups save for the occasional flyer which was me, not the rifle. For the conditions I feel the rifle performed exceptionally well. Especially considering that its a 1000$ factory rifle. I would recommend this rifle to anyone.

    Data: Rifle-111 Longrange Hunter. Optics-Weaver 4x20 Tactical.
    Load: Berger 300gr. Hybrid. 90.5 grs. Vihtavouri N570. CCI Mag primers. Seated about .020 off the lands. 2700 FPS