338 Nosler accubond 200 gr reloads

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  1. wbhco2009

    wbhco2009 Member

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    I am beginning the reloading process to strech my shoots out to 600 yards. Not true LRS by this forums standards but my personal limit due to my factors.

    My rifle is a" Shadow" with a lija barrell and Leupold 3 x 10 VXIII
     
  2. hekin.308

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    What is your question? That is a good bullet, but it all depends on what you are shooting... Metal, animals (if so what kind?)..

    I shoot the .338WM with a 210gr Accubond as my all around load... Never had gotten around to trying the Accubond in my .338, but have great sucess with it in other calibers and grains....
     

  3. wbhco2009

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    Elk across canyons and open high altitude parks up to 600 yard performance
     
  4. hekin.308

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    I think the bullet will work for that. What powder you planning on using?
     
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    double post somehow... My apologies
     
  6. J E Custom

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    You might look into the 225s or even the 250 Accubonds both have good ballistics and
    perform well on elk.

    For open country I like the 225s and in the mountains where there is always wind from 2 or 3
    directions I like the 250s.

    Just my opinion

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. D.Camilleri

    D.Camilleri Well-Known Member

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    I am assuming you are shooting a 338 win mag. My preference for longer shots is the 225 accubond. With a stiff powder charge of RL19, you should be able to get close to 2900 fps and the high bc of the 225 (.550) will give you the best between flat trajectory and retained energy. The 200 gr is a good bullet for shots to 400 yards in my opinion, then the 225 really shines. The 250 gr is also a good choice, depending on how fast your gun will shoot it. It will have more of a rainbow trajectory and some guns will max out at about 2700.
     
  8. wbhco2009

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    I would like to use IMR 4350 but no available any where. I have IMR 4831 as well as H4831sc.

    There is no load data for the H4381sc in the nosler book for 200 gr. 338 caliber. Do you know where i can get data?
     
  9. Long Time Long Ranger

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    I agree with JE and Dcamilleri. I would bump it up to the 225 for that range. Trajectory will not be much difference, but you will deliver a heavier bullet faster at the target. The 225 will overtake the 200 in velocity not to far out there. I shot a very large bull elk with this bullet at 740 yards this season.
     
  10. wbhco2009

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    Can you share the load for the 225. I realize all rifles are not created equal but it helps to have some place to start.
     
  11. D.Camilleri

    D.Camilleri Well-Known Member

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    You still haven't said what gun you are shooting. If it is a 338 win mag, I used to shoot 78 grains of RL 19 with a 225 at a tad over 2900 with a 24 inch barrel. That load with IMR 4350 would be around 73 grains, but I got more pressure signs with 4350. For some more load data, you could try Reloadersnest.com and try the 4831
     
  12. wbhco2009

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    338 Win Mag 24 " barrell
     
  13. Long Time Long Ranger

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    I have an accuracy load of 75.5 grains of IMR-4831 listed with the 225 for my 338 win mag. This was not max in this rifle. Velocity spread was just under 2900 fps. Other powders were a little faster. They ranged from 2875 to 2975 fps. I have a ltwt 338 win mag carry rifle. Longest shot with the little 338 winny was an 1100 yard moose in Alaska.
     
  14. wbhco2009

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    Happy Holidays! and thank you for the input