New 338 Edge

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Willy 1, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Willy 1

    Willy 1 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone shoting the 338 edge give me a good starting point for reloading for this round. I know all rifles vary a bit but what I have is a 26 inch barrell, plan on using H-1000 for powder and 300 gr smk's for bullets.
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  2. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    I have shot a couple of them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif. I would start at 88.0 grains and work up from there. Depending on chamber specs etc, you may end up as high as 94.0 grains. Good luck.
     

  3. Willy 1

    Willy 1 Well-Known Member

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    Shawn Thanks for the information. That is about the area that I was thinking but just wanted to be on the safe side. Can you also tell me what kind of velocity I should be seeing using loads in the 88-94 gr. range. When my gun was chambered the reamer that was used was made to have a OAL of 3.920. What would you recomend going close to the lands or shorter and letting it get a bit of a jump before it gets into the lands.
    Thanks Again
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

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    If it is a single shot I would start at 3.875" and work out from there. You can expect the 300 to run 2850 fps out of a 30" tube.