Could anyone do me a solid? Quickload data for a .338 Norma Mag??

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  1. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    I hate bumming resources, and I don't even know if quickload would have this info or if I need to gather more data for it to work, but here are my components....

    H1000 and N570

    Peterson .338 Norma brass

    Federal GM mag primers

    300 Berger EH, OAL 3.685" .020" jump, and more oddball and likely not listed....285 Hammer Hunter, OAL 3.825" .020" jump. They will be HBN coated, but not sure QL can account for that, but I know about how much difference it makes and can figure it out.

    24" barrel

    If anyone can help a brother out that would be great. Manners should be shipping out my stock next week if the quote they gave me 2 weeks ago was correct, and I will bed it soon as I get it and would like to get a load worked up before the beginning of December, as I have a hunt I am planning on going on and would like to test it out. Thanks for any help or comment, it's greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. IdahoCTD

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    Quickloads doesn't deal with brass or primer brands. It does go by capacity.

    Cartridge : .338 Norma Mag.
    Bullet : .338, 300, Berger Elite Hunt #33556
    Useable Case Capaci: 91.867 grain H2O = 5.965 cm³
    Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.685 inch = 93.60 mm
    Barrel Length : 24.0 inch = 609.6 mm
    Powder : Vihtavuori N570 *C

    Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
    incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
    CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

    Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
    % % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

    -20.0 81 72.00 2036 2760 27829 10493 86.0 1.900
    -18.0 83 73.80 2092 2916 29775 10891 87.7 1.850
    -16.0 85 75.60 2149 3078 31868 11278 89.2 1.800
    -14.0 87 77.40 2207 3245 34121 11655 90.7 1.752
    -12.0 89 79.20 2265 3418 36546 12017 92.0 1.705
    -10.0 91 81.00 2323 3596 39160 12363 93.3 1.650
    -08.0 93 82.80 2382 3779 41980 12692 94.5 1.596
    -06.0 95 84.60 2441 3968 45026 13002 95.6 1.544
    -04.0 97 86.40 2499 4161 48317 13289 96.5 1.494
    -02.0 99 88.20 2558 4360 51879 13554 97.4 1.445
    +00.0 101 90.00 2617 4563 55739 13792 98.1 1.398 ! Near Maximum !
    +02.0 103 91.80 2676 4770 59913 14005 98.7 1.352 ! Near Maximum !
    +04.0 105 93.60 2735 4982 64400 14188 99.2 1.308 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +06.0 107 95.40 2793 5198 69250 14341 99.6 1.266 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +08.0 109 97.20 2852 5418 74501 14463 99.9 1.225 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +10.0 111 99.00 2910 5641 80196 14551 100.0 1.186 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

    Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
    Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    +Ba 101 90.00 2767 5101 69758 13420 100.0 1.274 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    -Ba 101 90.00 2412 3874 43418 13205 90.6 1.559

    Cartridge : .338 Norma Mag.
    Bullet : .338, 300, Berger Elite Hunt #33556
    Useable Case Capaci: 91.867 grain H2O = 5.965 cm³
    Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.685 inch = 93.60 mm
    Barrel Length : 24.0 inch = 609.6 mm
    Powder : Hodgdon H1000 *T

    Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
    incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
    CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

    Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
    % % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

    -20.0 86 72.00 2147 3071 33943 10185 95.8 1.744
    -18.0 88 73.80 2203 3232 36397 10462 96.8 1.694
    -16.0 90 75.60 2258 3398 39039 10717 97.7 1.639
    -14.0 92 77.40 2314 3567 41884 10950 98.4 1.584
    -12.0 95 79.20 2370 3740 44958 11159 99.0 1.532
    -10.0 97 81.00 2425 3917 48274 11341 99.5 1.481
    -08.0 99 82.80 2480 4097 51861 11497 99.8 1.433
    -06.0 101 84.60 2535 4280 55743 11623 100.0 1.386 ! Near Maximum !
    -04.0 103 86.40 2589 4466 59953 11721 100.0 1.341 ! Near Maximum !
    -02.0 105 88.20 2643 4653 64522 11808 100.0 1.298 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +00.0 107 90.00 2697 4844 69493 11890 100.0 1.256 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +02.0 110 91.80 2750 5037 74909 11967 100.0 1.216 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +04.0 112 93.60 2803 5233 80826 12039 100.0 1.177 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +06.0 114 95.40 2856 5433 87292 12104 100.0 1.139 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +08.0 116 97.20 2909 5636 94410 12163 100.0 1.103 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +10.0 118 99.00 2962 5843 102188 12215 100.0 1.068 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

    Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
    Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    +Ba 107 90.00 2792 5195 85041 11403 100.0 1.165 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    -Ba 107 90.00 2548 4325 55775 12345 98.6 1.378 ! Near Maximum !
     
  3. IdahoCTD

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    I dont have Hammer bullets in my Quickload data
     
  4. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir!!! I guess with the Hammer, I can just work up a little from there if noone else has it. Greatly appreciate it!!

    You probably remember, but I have your 5 port Beast TI on my .338 nm, all components minus only the stock weigh 6.8 lbs, and after bedding the EH-1 should be 2.0-2.2 lbs, so ready to hunt it's going to be 9 lbs on the nose. Good thing I have a good brake ha ha!!
     
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  5. IdahoCTD

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    It is a good thing you have a good brake. :eek::D
     
  6. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    Bump.

    If Hammer bullets isn't in QL, what about a Hornady 285 ELD-M with H1000 and VV-N570? That would get me started with them, Steve says you generally go a little higher in charge from a standard cup and core bullet of the same weight with his due to the bearing surface design.

    Thanks again for any help, it is greatly appreciated.