How quick you go through the power on the big guns

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How quick you go through the power on the big guns

Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:51 pm

Loaded up a few rounds on the 338lapimp yesterday and it doesn't take long to knock over 1/2kg of powder :lol: :lol:

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Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:52 pm

Yep :D

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Post by mchughcb » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Makes my 416 seem cheap to run on sambar lol!

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Post by SPEEDY » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:24 pm

I think I will stick to the 308win myself.
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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 pm

That's for the 300gr projectiles. The 250gr projectiles, I go 107gr of powder :lol: :lol:
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Post by SPEEDY » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:08 pm

Is that with AR2217?

That's the load that I've used in a 338lap and it was a pretty good performer.
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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:11 am

SPEEDY wrote:Is that with AR2217?

That's the load that I've used in a 338lap and it was a pretty good performer.
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Post by SPEEDY » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:01 am

Never tried that, but in the Lapua/imp it should work better as it's an overbored case.
Navy you tried RE25? I recon it would be the ducks nutts in the Imp case.
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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:51 am

SPEEDY wrote:Never tried that, but in the Lapua/imp it should work better as it's an overbored case.
Navy you tried RE25? I recon it would be the ducks nutts in the Imp case.
Only problem is availability with these different powders. Doesn't take much to empty 1/2 tub of powder. :lol: It wasn't easy to working a load out for this rifle, so I'm not going to try anything new with it. I know in the 300wby mag that RE25 is extremely good and you get a lot more speed with it as well. Any improved case is fun once worked it out, but that's the fun bit working them out. :whistle: :whistle: Once it starts shooting a bit sihityy, I might try it why waiting for the new barrel to arrive. But I've got about a 1000's shots to go they reckon. :whistle:
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Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:10 am

Always good to remember 500 grams of powder = 7716 grains = 100 rounds with 77g of powder = a right pain in arse if you use 81g per round :lol:

If you're running 80+g per round then playing with a powder you can only find a pound of once a year is a waste of time in my mind - long live AR 2217 & 2225! (& buying at least a kilo at a time :lol: )

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:29 am

Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:Always good to remember 500 grams of powder = 7716 grains = 100 rounds with 77g of powder = a right pain in arse if you use 81g per round :lol:

If you're running 80+g per round then playing with a powder you can only find a pound of once a year is a waste of time in my mind - long live AR 2217 & 2225! (& buying at least a kilo at a time :lol: )
I got a heap of 1/2kg tubs cheap, as a mate changed cals . Then I got hold of a few more for next to nothing. Bit of a win there for me. But there dropping fast :lol: :lol:
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Post by Joe338ST » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:00 pm

:shock: Try 140grain of powder in the Snipetac....goes very quickly - both the powder and the projis.... :D

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:10 pm

Joe338ST wrote::shock: Try 140grain of powder in the Snipetac....goes very quickly - both the powder and the projis.... :D

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Post by Joe338ST » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:19 pm

:D Thats why they are 4kg when your running 2218 powder. The grains are so chunky. :shock:

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Post by 9.3x64 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:31 pm

Could be worse.
I am thinking of buying a shovel for loading my 500 Jeffery :lol:
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