Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady Man?

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  1. TacBlade

    TacBlade Well-Known Member

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    I have the 8th Edition manual, but not the 9th Edition. I am looking for Reloading Data on the new .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets, but I don't want to buy the 9th edition if there is no data on this Bullet in there? Thanks!
     
  2. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Any reloading Data for .338 Lapua 285gr AMAX bullets in the 9th Edition Hornady M

    The nosler site has it but, none for 285 grn. It does go fro 180 to 300 grn . But, there is not a listing for 285. In a pinch you could use the 300 grn list and expect more vel.


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  3. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    I'm bringing this thread back to life. Anyone have any 338LM/285gr amax loads?
     
  4. bdpayne2000

    bdpayne2000 Well-Known Member

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    This bullet is very accurate out of my Savage, less than MOA every time out. Load is H1000 88.5 gr, 215's, Lapua brass, .030 off lands. Single digit es/sd at about 2720. I have not found a combination for SMK or Berger 300's that shoot as good out of my gun.
     
  5. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Excellent - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
     
  6. xaddo

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    Ive been shooting the 285 a-maxs for a while now in my 338 Lapua. A little over 400 rounds.
    They shot sub moa right from the start and when I started adjusting OAL they really started to shine. consistent sub .5 moa w/ many .2-.3 moa groups.I was shooting 330 Bergers before the A-maxs and they did just as good close range but at 600 and 850 the groups opened up a little. The A-maxs stay tight.
    load I landed on was 85 gr Retumbo .020 jump
    A light load but it was the most accurate I tried and I started seeing pressure signs at 88.5( not even close to the 93 grain max listed in manual)
    Oh...tried 225 Accubonds too.consistent one hole groups @ 100 but horrible @ 850
    I think the higher BC of the A-maxs is the difference.
    Hope this helps
     
  7. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

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    Worked a load up for a friend two weeks ago. 91.5gr of H-1000 just touching the lands at 2785. This was in Hornady brass and showed no pressure, he accidentally loaded a piece of PMC brass with this load and had to beat the case out with a cleaning rod and hammer. We started at 88 and worked up.
     
  8. MBird

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    Sorry they do not list any information on the 285 Amax, just the 285HPBT

    Pic of table right out of Book

    V/R
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  9. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Thanks for the picture.
     
  10. steelbrit

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    excuse my ignorance -what are 215s?
     
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