Powder suggestions for 338 Norma mag

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 6hangingc, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. 6hangingc

    6hangingc Well-Known Member

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    I have all the parts ordered for a 338 Norma build, and am starting to collect reloading components.

    Is there anyone out there that can give me some suggestions on powders that should work? ( other than RL22 ) It would also be helpful if someone already shooting this round had some good starting loads.
    I will be shooting 300gr SMK until the new Bergers come out.

    Would Retumbo & H1000, and some of the other powders the 338 Lapua and Edge shooters use be a good place to start?
     
  2. gyesko

    gyesko Active Member

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    I too will be testing one soon and will start with H-1000, it works great in the edge at 92 grains with 300 grainMK
     

  3. 6hangingc

    6hangingc Well-Known Member

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    gyesko,

    Talked with Ward Brien this week and he suggested trying Ramshot Magnum. Also found a thread on the "6mmBR" website posted by Mr. Sloan, he also was using Ramshot Magnum. Think they were using between 91gr and 92gr.
    You might want to give it a try also.

    Let me know how the H-1000 works for you.

    Duane