338 rum

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by yak, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. yak

    yak Member

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    as many seem to be looking for loads for the 338 rum, which i am a big fan of, ill share a few favorites with you all, 225gr. horn. sst, 100 gr. rl-25 for 3258 fps, hell of an elk loadat long range. 250 gr. sierra mk. 91 gr. rl-25, for 3033 fps. and my newest one all from a factory barrel of 26 in. 300 gr. berger, 88 gr. rl-35 for 2788 fps, havent stepping on this one yet, but at 300 yards 5 rounds into .990. hope this helps spmeone out
     
  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, yak, thanks for sharing the info. You can bet many will use it!

    Here you meant reloader 25, right?
     
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  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    yak,

    Welcome aboard.

    Good post 'cept for the '3'?:)

    I'm beginning to think from posts like yours that the 338 RUM and most probably the Lapua will work with about any powder in that burn rate range.

    I've used US-869 and settled on H-50BMG for the Hybrids.
     
  4. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Mine shoots extremely well with H-1000 and 225 grain Barnes TTSX bullets.
     
  5. yak

    yak Member

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    yes, i m sorry for that. typo. reloader 25 seems to be the best for me so far. going to try a couple of others and see
     
  6. yak

    yak Member

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    i havent tried any of that. tried reloader 22. it was ok. going try a few others and see if i can improve. good shooting
     
  7. yak

    yak Member

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    how much of 50 bmg are u useing, thats one i want to try.
     
  8. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    210 TTSX @ 3390 fps with 96.5 grains RL 22
    300 SMK @ 2785 fps with 93 grains Retumbo.
     
  9. yak

    yak Member

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    thankyou sir, i have some rerumbo, ill give it try.
     
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    clamb4 Well-Known Member

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    Angus-5024, "300 SMK @ 2785 fps with 93 grains Retumbo" What barrel length were you shooting to get 2785fps. I have a 27' Pac-nor barrel on a 338 rum that I should get from my gunsmith next week. Just wondering what to expect in terms of velocity with 300g bullets.
    Thanks
     
  11. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Thats with a 26" factory Remmy XCR. I was please that I beat my hopes of 2750fps. I would hope that you would get a little better, but if not thats still good velocity.
     
  12. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    102 grains. Very slightly compressed load as bullet is jammed way into the rifling.