338lapua reloading

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by 700XCR338, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. 700XCR338

    700XCR338 New Member

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    HI ALL , any body have any good loads for a 338lapua , I`m brand new to this caliper. Have been loading for 30 years and never loaded big calipers. I`m also new to this forum and can use lots of help. Thanks
     
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    This is the load I use and I am very happy might start a little lower on powder as my gun is use Berger VLD bullets.:)gun)
    338 Lapua
    300 Grain Berger Hybrid
    Federal 215 Primer
    92.0 Grains H1000
    COAL 3.805
    OBL 2.960
    2725 FPS
     

  3. 700XCR338

    700XCR338 New Member

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    Thanks i will try from a lower and build up. I use H1000 on my 7mmstw and it works pretty good too.I`m new with the 338 lapua , i recently got a 700xcr and plan on putting a zeiss 6.5 x20x50 on it . Thanks for the information, John
     
  4. n8te

    n8te New Member

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    Forgive me for asking, but I don't understand how is this even possible. Berger shows max load of 85.2 gr. for H1000 and the 300 grain Berger Hybrid. You are loading 8% hotter. May I ask what is your barrel length? How far off the lands are you seating? Where did you start your ladder? Thanks in advance.
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    My load is 99 grains of rl-33 in Lapua brass, fed 215, 300 grain berger at 2832 fps from my savage 338 Lapua COAL of 3.820
     
  6. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    This was the load given to me by McMillan so I could reload 200 rounds for the shooting class that I attended in Phoenix in April last year. The rifle is a McMillan 338 Lapua EOL LRH (Extreme Outer Limits Long Range Hunter} the barrel was cut to accept Berger 300 Gr VLD bullets and it shoots fantastic. I never ran a ladder test since it shot so good. Hope that helps.

    Bill,

    Here is what I have for the EOL .338 Lap Mag

    338 Lapua
    300 Grain Berger Hybrid
    Federal 215 Primer
    92.0 Grains H1000
    COAL 3.805
    OBL 2.960
    2725 FPS
    RETAIL $ 120.00

    We are saying that you need 160 rounds for the class.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks,

    Andy

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bill Witt [mailto:bwitt@bvea.net]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:44 PM
    To: Andrew Brown
    Subject: Re: Sales Order # w8431

    Thanks I would like to get the preferred load for this rifle and how many rounds I will need for the class.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Andrew Brown
    Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:25 PM
    To: bwitt@bvea.net
    Subject: Sales Order # w8431

    Hello,
     
  7. n8te

    n8te New Member

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    Yes, sir. Thank you very much. I'd like to do that AZ class too someday.