338 win/load with 250 smk

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by D.ID, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Have a savage 338 WINCHESTER with a medium heavy barrel on its way and all though it is really a 338 edge doner action I want to work up a load while I wait on the other barrel and stock. Have not found sierra's recommended start and stop data for H4350 for the 250smk any one with a sierra manual care to share that? I have starter loads ready with a couple other bullets but not sure where to start with the "little" matchkings. Thanks
     
  2. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    66gn should get you about 2650 fps.

    I use this in a Tikka T3 and 67gn in a Sako with the similar 250gn Hornady BTHP bullet.

    I get similar velocities from both with 24.5" barrels.

    Accuracy is unreal and shot small rocks for practice, out to 1192 yards two weeks ago.
     
  3. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Topshot, I suspect that is your top end full load?