Berger .338 OTM 300yd Group pic.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by tackdriver10, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    Just got a batch of Berger 338 in the other day and started my load workup. First load I tried was 89gr. of H-1000. Grouped well, but the ES was a bit high. The second load was 90gr. of H-1000, it also grouped well at 100yds, and the ES was 21. So I decided to see what it would do at 300 yards, and here's the pic.

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    Thats a 2 inch orange sticker, and although I haven't measured exactly what the group size is, I'm gonna say it's about an inch. So far I'm happy with the results, and think I got really lucky by finding a good load on the 2nd try.

    Here's the specs..

    338 Lapua Magnum
    Berger .338 300gr. OTM
    Lapua Brass
    90gr. H-1000
    CCI 250 Primer
    Bullet seated +.005 in the lands.

    I know its not exactly benchrest standards. But its gonna be a sub 1/2 moa group.. Thats good enough for me!:D

    Got an idea where some unlucky whitetails are hanging out, so I think I will go drop the hammer and see how it performs on game. Although, after seeing pics from another thread, I have a pretty good idea what the end result will be.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Very nice starting point, I would push it further and see how consistant it is.
     

  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Total group size there is about .45 MOA so I'd be pretty well pleased too! gun)
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice group. And a 5 shot to boot. If is is 1" at 300 yrds thats about .3 moa. I will take that any day.

    Good shooting!!

    Jeff
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    My Norma and same bullet has shot 1 to 1 3/4 several times @ 400.Like the bullet so far:)
     
  6. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    I just shot a fat doe with this same load yesterday evening. Gonna go ahead and do a write-up of of all the details and post a few pics for you guys. But it will be the start of another thread..