Recent content by Michael Lares

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    looking for 338-378 load data

    RL 33 or Hogdon us 869 are the two I've been working with. Retumbo too fast, bmg 50 takes up a lot of volume, same with RL 50. 30" Lilja barrel, 300 gr. Acubonds, 325 gr. RMB. Have some 300 bergers to try for long range shooting for wolves etc. I'm single shooting as OAL length is 4" to 4.130"...
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    Copper fouling & Sweets.

    WOW. That's interesting. Was a little hesitant to leave the Sweets in that long and let it dry?!
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    Copper fouling & Sweets.

    As I said, this is a new barrel>>>>>
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    Copper fouling & Sweets.

    Sorry, can't seem to delete.
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    Copper fouling & Sweets.

    So was going to some more work-ups on my big gun and since it had been a while, & new barrel & all, thought I'd make sure it was clean. was clean when I put it away but>>>Cleaned barrel normally, brush & hoppes. Then thought well beings its pretty new maybe check for any copper. (I had shot...
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Which 300 gr. bullets are you loading? What's the COAL?
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Well you might not with Retumbo or h570. Don't know about them so can't give an honest answer. I do know about 869 because that's what I've been shooting. What did you get shooting 869?
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    What do you see on your Weatherby shooting similar loads / barrel length, powder?
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Thanks for the info. I suspected I had went too far on that barrel and I paid for it. Was kind of addictive as it shot better and better and then>>>>
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Not interested in putting bore polish in my new barrel. Just throwing it out there to gain some knowledge.
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Velocity #'s don't mean squat. It's only the shooting that matters in my book. I put the #'s I chronographed only as a point of reference. As I also said I'm just still working up loads etc. We'll see what it does when I'm done> "velocity is considerably higher than any 338x378s I've seen"...
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Anyone "over polish" a barrel? As in with JB bore polish?
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    So I'll add a few things. Was at 3326 fps with factory barrel & Barnes 225 gr. TTSX. ( Reloader 25) Shot very good. Some barrel fouling. ( Copper ) After wearing barrel out went to 30" Lilja. 3124 fps. with 300 gr. Nosler Accubond ( Hodgon 869 ) Didn't put over 20 rounds thru it with these, out...
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    .338-.378 Weatherby

    Curious what people are running for fps. before they get into into barrel fouling, (copper etc.)? Which bullet @ what speed etc. I'd like to start off with factory 26" barrel. Then see where people are at with a 30" barrel.
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