338WM load data

goblbustr

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Friend of mine asked me to load some 338s for him and asked for 6 each at 73, 74 and 75 grains of R22 with a 250gr. Accubond. When i seated the first bullet to MOL in the 73s it was very compressed and of coarse the 74 and 75 worse yet. All my books are older and I have no data for R22 in the 338. Is this normal in this round or are those loads to heavy? Thanks
 

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I load 225 NABs in my .338 WM. My Nosler 6th edition only shoes 250 NP with max load of 75 RL22 at 112% load density volume based on 3.34" COAL.

Be careful/safe.
 

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Bustr, +1 on the compressed load. I loaded Nosler Partition 225gr for a friend's 338 Mag and the top performing load was compressed. Must be the 338 norm.
 

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the only loads that really work good in my 338 are compressed. I use 250gr interlocks on top of 75gr 7828ssc. any 250gr is going to be long in that stubby WM case so they'll compress quickly when loaded to book coal
 

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Just for voice of reason, I have always been very careful when loading ammo for rifles that I do not own. A friend of mine had me load him some 210 grain TTSXs for his 338wm, and I gave him a starting charge with RL19. Made him feel tough that his big 338 wm didn't kick the snot out of him.

Maybe you could load your buddy up a few extra rounds at lower charge weights just to be safe?
 

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Thanks for the replies gentleman. After reading this and finding more info it appears this is the norm for the 338wm with a 250gr slug.
 
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