338 RUM Loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jmcarrol, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. jmcarrol

    jmcarrol Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a 338 RUM and bought some 270 grain eldx. I am just looking for some load recommendations. Also open to other bullets and loads as I try to decide which one to work up.
    I have a lot of H1000 on hand, but will consider buying other powders as well as bullets to try.

    thanks,

    jc
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon's data calls for 86.0 to 91.0 of H1000 under a 275gr bullet. Many other powders listed on their site for the 338RUM.
     
  3. jmcarrol

    jmcarrol Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
    Anyone have experience with the new 270 gr eldx?
     
  4. OH58DViper

    OH58DViper Well-Known Member

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    I have tried some 270’s in a couple 338’s and didn’t care for them. The 285 ELD-M, 250 BERGER, and 300 Bergers all shoot better in 3 different guns. I have a couple ladder tests loaded with 260 Hammer Hunters, though I don’t see me shooting in the near future....rut is approaching in KS. 285’s are the easiest to load for in my experience, and don’t let the “M” fool you, the effects are murderous on game.
     
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  5. Rum Man

    Rum Man Well-Known Member

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    My factory Remington 338 Rum likes the 285 eldm and H -1000 ! 30 off the lands ! No crono speed yet .
     
  6. jmcarrol

    jmcarrol Well-Known Member

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    Thank you