Hello all, First off, I'd like to say happy new year to all....(close enough anyways). I just joined this site since I was googling some info and it looked like a good site to visit and learn. I recently traded in a custom built 338 Federal and a muzzleloader, and in return purchased a Montana 1999 stainless bedded in a McMillan A5 snow camo stock. It's a left hand and in 338 Win Mag. I put a 2.5x10x42 Nikon Monarch on top in Leupold rings/bases. I have done some preliminary shooting with it, and it looks like it wants to shoot. My first load was 70 grs of RL17 and 210 Scirrocco's and it likes those the best so far. Three rounds were just a shade over an inch. I have tried some leftover 180gr accubonds, some 200gr NBT's and some 225gr Hndy SST's all with RL17. All those loads were at minimum charge and were averaging about 3 inch groups at 100 and 200 yards. I am trying to find a cheaper load to practice with and I am willing to switch back to the 210's but I'm not having much success. Is it my powder choice since I'm reading more about RL19, or would it be more about the bullet choices? I may try RL19 and some 225gr Sierra GK's. What are your thoughts?