250 gr Swift A-Frame loads for 338 Lapua needed

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by effendude, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. effendude

    effendude Member

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    I am going on a coastal grizzly hunt this fall and want to use my Sako 995 in 338 Lapua. I picked up a box of 250gr Swift A-Frames and can't find a Swift manual. I found some info on the Vihtavouri site for the bullet and I could cross reference those powders against Hodgdon but if anyone has some experience I'd sure appreciate it.
    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    From the loaddata.com page, sourced as Swift data, and Swift A-Frame.

    81 grains IMR 7828 2729 fps
    81.5 grains H-4831 2717 fps
    81.5 grains RL-22 2726 fps
    88 grains H-1000 2703 fps
    90 grains RL-25 2861 fps

    Max loads in source, 24" barrel.

    Good bullets my partner used the 275 for his grizzly.
     
  3. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I'd go straight to RL26. Run it up to 92 grains in lapua brass with a CCI250. You should see around 3025 fps without any problems.
     
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