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« on: 03:06 PM, 01/10/13 »
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  • Please give some guide which powder should I start with .338 Lapua Magnum?


    Based on my .308 win handload, I just start with Varget and happy with it.


    Offline sparky123321

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    « Reply #1 on: 04:49 PM, 01/10/13 »
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  • Give H1000 a try if you're going to use 300gr bullets.

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    « Reply #2 on: 04:55 PM, 01/10/13 »
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  • VV N560 also.


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    « Reply #3 on: 06:15 PM, 01/10/13 »
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  • I use H1000 and I have heard good things about retumbo.
    They say “I am pro hunter.”  Means they do not care about your handguns or your AR-15.
    They say “I am progun but why do you have to have a 15 or 30 rd mag.” They are antigun.
    Are you progun or antigun?

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    Powder for .338 Lapua Magnum
    « Reply #4 on: 06:24 PM, 01/10/13 »
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  • I have used up to 94gr of Retumbo w/300smk's  and  Berger 300gr Hybrids with velocity around 2850 thru a McMillan TAC 338, 27" bbl . Wicked deadly on Wyoming elk.
    he's up,give em another one!

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    « Reply #5 on: 11:57 PM, 01/10/13 »
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  • My coming rifle was AI-AX 338 tw" 1:9

    Then 250 -300 gr. should be fine.


    What are the main different between H1000 and Retumbo?


    I had a good experienced with Hodgdon. So, may try them.


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    « Reply #6 on: 11:59 PM, 01/10/13 »
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    I use H1000 and I have heard good things about retumbo.

    Above are going to be the best powders, RETUMBO will be your best friend.
    Dennis Haffner

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    « Reply #7 on: 03:23 AM, 01/11/13 »
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  • Retumbo

    91.9 in Hornady Brass
    300 gr Berger Elite hunting
    Fed 215GM primer

    Or 89.3 in Lapua Brass

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    « Reply #8 on: 09:36 AM, 01/11/13 »
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  • RL-33 is sure worth a try if you can find it...
    300 SMK--97.5 grains....
    250 SMK--103.5
    Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

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    « Reply #9 on: 10:19 AM, 01/11/13 »
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  • I've been using reloader 25 with good results. 2700fps with 300gr Berger hybrids and accuracy was great. I just got 3 pounds of reloader 33 for Xmas but haven't tried it yet. All reports I've heard so far make it sound like the go to powder. Unaffected by temp changes and a little more velocity than any of the others.

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    « Reply #10 on: 02:09 PM, 01/11/13 »
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  • I normally order reloading components like powder, primer, and etc., from Powder Valley but last e-mail reply from John said that " There is no expected available date for out of stock items "


    Can someone recommend another supplier for reloading components;

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    « Reply #11 on: 05:50 PM, 01/11/13 »
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  • Any if the ones you listed would be good. My reloader 33 came from precision reloading in Mitchell SD. I believe they have a website. Also Sinclair international may be worth a shot.

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    « Reply #12 on: 10:55 PM, 01/12/13 »
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  • I use 92 grs Retumbo with the 285 Hornady with good results out to 925 so far.

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    « Reply #13 on: 07:18 PM, 01/13/13 »
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  • I use 92 grs Retumbo with the 285 Hornady with good results out to 925 so far.

    In what brand brass and what overall length?

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    « Reply #14 on: 10:29 AM, 01/15/13 »
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  • I have used up to 94gr of Retumbo w/300smk's  and  Berger 300gr Hybrids with velocity around 2850 thru a McMillan TAC 338, 27" bbl . Wicked deadly on Wyoming elk.

    How long is your freebore? Whats your oal on a loaded round at the lands? Are ya jumping or jammin?
    I have 338 Lapua reamer with a 119 freebore and I'm just curious as to what's working for you.


     

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