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Old December 17, 2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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need load for .338 Lapua

Hey guys, was wondering if someone could help me with a new load I am interested in. I am loading the Berger 300gr. OTM hybrid and would like to know how many grs of Retumbo or H1000 to use. Used US868 and had very inconsistent results and I heard these two other powders shoot well. Thanks.
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Old December 17, 2012, 01:59 AM   #2
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Per Lyman's manual for a 300g HPBT H-1000 starting 80g's max 86g's.

Retumbo starting 83g's max 88g's.
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Old December 17, 2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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OCW with Retumbo in Lapua brass will be right on, or very close to 89.3 grains. We're getting 2700 fps from two different Savage rifles (26" bbls) with this load... next higher node is above 92 grains Retumbo, and cases show signs of pressure excess...

The 89.3 Retumbo load in Lapua brass is super-accurate... if you have Hornady brass (well, first, my condolences... )... but the same node will be closer to 92 grains.

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