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    338-06 improved

    Ive dusted off my old 338-06 improved and started fireforming some brass. Itís been 12-13 years since Iíve shot this rifle. I have a decent selection of bullets for it so Iím going to try to work up a couple loads. I think Iím going to start with 200gr combined technologies ballistic silver tip with big game powder, then maybe 225gr Hornady interlock with H4350 or big game.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyDeGraff View Post
    Ive dusted off my old 338-06 improved and started fireforming some brass. Itís been 12-13 years since Iíve shot this rifle. I have a decent selection of bullets for it so Iím going to try to work up a couple loads. I think Iím going to start with 200gr combined technologies ballistic silver tip with big game powder, then maybe 225gr Hornady interlock with H4350 or big game.




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    I have used those 200gr ballistic Silvertips in my 338 Federal. They are very accurate and perform great on whitetail.

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    Thatís always nice to get some first hand accounts of bullet performance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyDeGraff View Post
    Thatís always nice to get some first hand accounts of bullet performance.


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    Out of my 338 Federal, they should be going about 2500fps.

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    That's bad-ass! Just fire forming loads? Shoulders don't look crisp yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyeralan View Post
    That's bad-ass! Just fire forming loads? Shoulders don't look crisp yet?
    These are after initial fireforming. You are right, they arenít as crisp as they should be, probably 90% formed. After this firing they should be 100%.


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    Lol, I know how my Whelen kicks, I don't suspect this is a "soft" shooter Great story, thanks for sharing!

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    I find that the nickel plated cases donít stretch as easily as just regular brass.


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