max load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sniperboy, Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. sniperboy

    sniperboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hi to all

    Loading some loads according to my re loading book and according to the book the max load for the calibre is 93.5g. I have with other calibres exceeded the re loading book max loads and been ok with it. I m re loading my 338 lapua and want a bit more velocity so was thinking in incresing the load. How much more would be safe.

  2. earl39

    earl39 Member

    Feb 14, 2008
    every rifle is a creature unto itself. proceed with CAUTION until you find the magic number that says "HEY THIS IS ALL I CAN TAKE AND I AIN'T GONA TAKE NO MORE" that is if you really want to try to max it out. remember max is not always the best load even tho it may be the fastest.
  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Are you seriously asking us to tell you how far above a book max load you can safely go? Friend, you gonna have to figger that one out for yourself!
  4. partisan1911

    partisan1911 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    I reload for a couple different 338 lapua. One of my rifle I can load above the book where the other one I am 3gr below the book max because of pressure signs. I can tell you the velocity gain in the lapua isn't so great that I need to push the limits. At the further ranges it is no big deal to add another click or two on the turret. I have also found that I can't test bullets less than 300yards. Maybe I am just rushing my close shots or I am just dumb but I have found my loads are ok at 100, settle in good at 200yards, and great at 300yards.
  5. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2007
    Is your scope parallax-adjustable?