388 Lapua Mag - Bullet and Dies advice needed

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by hgiddy, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. hgiddy

    hgiddy New Member

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    HI Folks

    Does anyone here have experience loading the 338 lapua.
    2 questions.
    1. What 250 Grain could you recommend for hunting, impact distance 150-300 yards on 200+- pound Antelope. Currently I am considering swift a frame, Barnes TSX or Rhino(Local South African bullet)

    2. I have heard 1 or 2 people complain about the RCBS Dies for the 338 lapua, is this valid? Any other off the shelf options that you may know of?

    Thanks
    Henry
    Cape Town, SA
     
  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    HenryJ, get in touch with Goodgrouper, he has alot of experience with the 338 Lupa. He has given me some great info. Goodluck! Wildcat.
     

  3. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    I use Forster or Redding dies for my Lapuas. Can't help you on the bullet- I use the 300 gr Match King for everything.
     
  4. Richard338

    Richard338 Well-Known Member

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    My RCBS dies are working very well. I almost replaced them (assuming that I needed the Redding), but I measured my bullet runout etc and found them to be excellent.
    I use the 300SMK.