Pet loads for .338 Lapua

Discussion in 'Big Stuff--7mm, 30 Cal, .338+' started by muleman69, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. hambone1971

    hambone1971 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I've tried the Peterson Brass in my Creedmoor and it works well. I see your from Texas, I grew up in north central around Wichita Falls area as a kid. Lots of ranch land to shoot on if your friends with ranchers and don't shoot their cattle. ha. Any long range areas left? I now live in southern Utah.
     
  2. jimbo88mm

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    I have two nodes, one right at 89gr (~2730 fps) and the other at 92gr (~2830fps). The 89gr is the more consistent of the two and its also more pleasant to shoot. I still need to tune the seating depth.

    Typical group sizes at 100 yards are 3/4 moa.
     
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  3. jimbo88mm

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    I'm a Texas transplant but I've been here for over 20 years.. Austin area. Best of the West goes out to 1000 yards but they closed their 250-1000 yard range recently for a redesign. Not sure how long it will be closed.

    I've been to North Springs range in Price.. very nice setup out there.
     
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  4. hambone1971

    hambone1971 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Haven't been to North Springs, we have lots of open range all around here to shoot. No problem finding places to shoot a mile or more here in southern Utah.
     
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  5. esromvre1

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    300 Hybrid .120 jump
    87.5 RL 25
    215M
    Lapua case

    Holds H2O all day.
     
  6. muleman69

    muleman69 USMC -1st marine Div. RVN Gold $$ Contributor

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    I went with your load and it looks real promising,Have you found a seating depth your happy with? I'm 20 off now but thinking about going 10 each way next trip
     
  7. muleman69

    muleman69 USMC -1st marine Div. RVN Gold $$ Contributor

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    I went with Jimbo's load with decent results. Need to work o depth now. Recoil was unbelievably mild (pleasantly pleased so far)
     
  8. jimbo88mm

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    I did a seating depth test early on and came up with 20 thou off as the best distance. I'm planning to run through a second round of seating depth tests to confirm.

    I just had the rifle out this past weekend, at 300 yards I had 3 5-shot groups, largest was 2.46" and smallest was 2.05". So while nothing earth shattering, it is holding ~3/4 moa which isn't bad for a factory barrel.
     
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  9. muleman69

    muleman69 USMC -1st marine Div. RVN Gold $$ Contributor

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    3/4 is were I'm at with my loads,I did shoot a 3/8th's with Nosler competitions at 100. I ordered some of there custom bullets to try . Let me no how things are going if you have time . Thanks Gary
     
  10. 338 dude

    338 dude Silver $$ Contributor

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    These loads were shot with 250 grain burger elite hunters through a custom BART line 9.3 twist 28 inches long
     
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