load data 338 laupa 110BA ??


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gy1963sgt
December 3, 2011, 02:09 PM
I have just bought a savage 110BA 338 LAPUA MAG 1 in 9" twist 26"barrel .
I have bought several reloading books only to find well not much info .I thought about posting on but did not want to get beat up … so here we are … Can you guys give me some load data for the 338 in 250 grn SMK. My supplies are listed below any help you can give me would be great.

thanks for your time….

Gy2147sgt.

Powders.

VIHTAVUORI N560
VIHTAVUORI N165
H1000
Retumbo

Bullets

SMK 338 250 gr. HPBT MATCH


Primers
FED GM215M LARGE RIFLE MAG MATCH PRIMERS

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esheato
December 3, 2011, 07:18 PM
What books did you get? There should be plenty of data out there for the 250 MK...

EDIT: Welcome to THR.

Sam1911
December 3, 2011, 08:00 PM
Here are the listings for Retumbo and H1000 from Hodgdon's site:

250 GR. HDY SP
Hodgdon Retumbo
.338"
3.550"
Starting: 90.0 grains, velocity: 2620, pressure: 43,200 CUP
Max: 98.0 gr. (compressed), velocity: 2853, pressure: 52,000 CUP

250 GR. HDY SP
Hodgdon H1000
.338"
3.550"
Starting: 88.0 grains, Velocity: 2567, Pressure: 41,400 CUP
Max: 98.0 gr. compressed, Velocity: 2838, Pressure: 52,800 CUP

gy1963sgt
December 4, 2011, 09:44 AM
I have bought the Laupa reloading ,Speer reloading and for that round you will be doing good to see TWO pages , I do not plan on shooting any HDY until they come out with the AMAX . I have been to many web sites just looking and for the SIERRA 250 gr HPBT I cant seem to find anything . I have the sierra reloading manual on order but again if i only get 2/or 3 pages that would suck..

I do thank all who have taken the time to answer, it sucks being the FNG ...

Aim small miss small

Gy1963sgt

93LXRag
December 4, 2011, 10:30 AM
Hi gy1963sgt,

My 5th Edition Sierra manual shows the data for their #2650 .338 250 gr. HPBT MatchKing for 338 Lapua with a C.O.A.L of 3.680" as follows:

Vht N560 82.1 2750
Vht N560 83.7 2800
Vht N560 85.3 2850
Vht N560 86.8 2900
Vht N560 88.4 2950
Vht N560 90.0 3000

Vht N165 85.6 2750
Vht N165 87.9 2800
Vht N165 90.1 2850
Vht N165 92.4 2900

H1000 89.3 2750
H1000 91.5 2800
H1000 93.6 2850
H1000 95.8 2900
H1000 97.9 2950
H1000 100.1 3000

Retumbo 89.6 2750
Retumb0 92.1 2800
Retumbo 94.5 2850

Good Luck!

Sam1911
December 4, 2011, 11:50 AM
I do not plan on shooting any HDY until they come out with the AMAX . ... I have the sierra reloading manual on order but again if i only get 2/or 3 pages that would suck

Two pages of load data for a cartridge is not ureasonable -- especially for a niche cartridge like the .338 Lapua.

I'm not sure if I'm reading your problem correctly, but remember, a load range for a 250 gr. bullet is a load range for just about any 250gr. bullet. It seems you're looking for a load published as specifically for the 250 gr. SMK, and that's just not necessary.

No manual is going to give you the, exact load that will work best in your rifle, with that bullet. They're going to give you a range of powder charges that their load developers have found to work well with bullets of that weight. You'll have to try out various loads within that range, with whatever bullet of that weight you want to use, to determine best accuracy in your rifle.

The Hodgdon manual lists Hornady bullets -- but the same load data will get you in the right range for finding your best load with the SMK, too.

esheato
December 4, 2011, 01:00 PM
FYI, I'm shooting a 1-10" and it shoots the 285 Hornady quite well. Best prices I can find is at Powder Valley.

gy1963sgt
December 4, 2011, 05:22 PM
Again thanks guys, I have a good starting point and will use the ladder system so i don't blow up my rifle. I know that every rifle is different, even rifles that are 1 number different in serial numbers. what may work in one rifle well will not work in another. I have found this to be So true in my REM 700P 300 win mag . I have 300 NEW Laupa 338 cases and have nothing but time to get it right for the rifle. When I get started reloading I want to have all my bases covered. thanks guys
Semper Fi
Gy1963sgt

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