338 Norma Reloading Data

codyadams

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Got my final load for the 270 Bulldozers!!

270 Badland Bulldozer, HBN coated
88.5 grains VV N-570
.025" off (3.819" OAL)
Peterson brass
GM215M
2835 fps

Three different 3 shot groups @200 yards, pictured below. I adjusted the last one but guessed and went a little far. This gun is a shooter, and these bullets make it easy, I haven't done ANY seating depth testing, and don't think I will.

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89.0 grains Retumbo at about 2825 fps didn't do too bad either, and the horizontal stringing may have been me, but still right around half MOA, maybe a touch over. If I can't find any N-570, this or a load close to this will be my back up.

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Hey guys, this is out in left field but I'm seeing if anyone has done it.

I'm trying to decide what chambering to go with for my wife's LR elk rifle build, and like the thought of a PRC or 30 Sherman Mag, but don't know how she would do with the recoil. But, if I loaded a 230 grain eld in my .338 NM to about 3000 fps, that would be about a perfect representation of what it would be like, as her rifle will be about the same weight as mine.

Anyone have any experience loading the light pills in the 338 NM?
 

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Hey guys, this is out in left field but I'm seeing if anyone has done it.

I'm trying to decide what chambering to go with for my wife's LR elk rifle build, and like the thought of a PRC or 30 Sherman Mag, but don't know how she would do with the recoil. But, if I loaded a 230 grain eld in my .338 NM to about 3000 fps, that would be about a perfect representation of what it would be like, as her rifle will be about the same weight as mine.

Anyone have any experience loading the light pills in the 338 NM?
Cody, I haven't tried anything lighter than 285gr in my 338 NM but you could always go the route of 300 NM for your wife's rifle.
 

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I ran a ladder test and then worked up some loads with RL26 and Hornady 285 gr ELD's.

This was the best group from the workup so far and also the highest powder weight from my first batch of test loads. I see pressure early so I started conservatively.

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