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darrindlh

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Great looking stick tyler. I am starting my long journey right now! :D What made you go with the 338 lapua improved over the 338 edge

Darrin
 

Tyler Kemp

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To be honest, I think improved rounds look COOL. Along with the fact that the 338 Lapua brass is top notch, and top end velocity should be more with the Lapua improved. It gains a lot of capacity. I'll put up a pic with a fireformed round.
 

Tyler Kemp

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300 grain SMK seated .02" off lands, gonna test some loads from 98-102 grains Retumbo soon.

Fireforming round is some IMR 4831 under 250 grain Hornady RN.
 

trueblue

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Nice rig, Tyler.
What velocities are you expecting with the 300gr SMK ?
 

Tyler Kemp

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I'm thinking 3000 fps should be not bad with the 32" barrel and 5c rifling, that is supposed to speed things up a bit.
 

liltank

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I wouldn't be surprised if you would get more than that. My cousin is getting 2981fps average with a 11fps ES with 92.2grns of H1000. Retumbo was much slower by about 50fps. He is shooting a regular 338 Lapua with 300SMK. Its coming out of a 32" Douglas heavy barrel.

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