338 rum loads needed

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by splattermatic, May 18, 2009.

  1. splattermatic

    splattermatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    who's shooting what ?
    got a new 338 rum and have a load of 97 grains of rldr 25 under a 225, for about 3400 fps.

    any more ?

    i'd like to use it for some l/r shooting with 210's to 225's...
  2. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    That 3400 fps sounds way too optimistic to me. I went up to 98 gr RL25 with the 225 gr TTSX and had to trash the brass after 2 loadings because the pockets wouldn't hold primers anymore. Shot pretty good


    I have since backed down to 94 gr since 96 gr gave me a few extractor groove marks on the case heads. It still shoots lights out and gets close to the same velocity.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004

    Sneak up on a max load w/the 300 SMK and 7828ssc. Expect a velocity of better than 2740 fps MV. Low ES and great groups. This experience is w/a REM 700 and sporter 26" bbl, Fed 215s and Holland QD brake. If you zero @ 200 and use a mil dot ret. you're good to ~900 yds w/o clicking.

    Also very fun to shoot.