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#5941062 - 09/22/15 01:31 PM 338 NM
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took a pic when loading up some 338 Norma this morning - thought the pic was neat.


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#5941071 - 09/22/15 01:34 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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I bet those make other bullets feel insecure in their... bullethood grin
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#5941083 - 09/22/15 01:40 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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You sexy beotch, Dave!!

300 Bergers?
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#5941179 - 09/22/15 02:31 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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I'm running a TAC338 receiver, you can use the same for a Lapua. Brass is abundant and that is a Prometheus Gen 2.

Chad, they are 300 OTM's - I got a box of 500 and can't find anymore anywhere (for a reasonable price). That is the biggest challenge right now.

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#5941263 - 09/22/15 03:25 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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Reasonable price...says the guy with the Prometheus wink

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#5941265 - 09/22/15 03:26 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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You're so spoiled.






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#5941658 - 09/22/15 07:31 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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I head out in 2 weeks to try some long shots with this rifle. I had a small issue at first but it was operator induced and now the rifle is shooting extremely tight out and consistent now. We will be taking it out to 2500 and then 3000 or more depending on how things shake out.

Still looking for anyone who has a Terrapin that they will loan out or sell. I can use GPS for the distance but would prefer to laser as well.

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#5941667 - 09/22/15 07:34 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dien]
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Originally Posted By: Dien
Reasonable price...says the guy with the Prometheus wink


Prices were abnormally high on the OTM's - I don't mind paying for quality but I won't overpay. Buying the Prometheus was tough but now that I have it I can tell you it is worth every penny. The consistency is a bonus, the time it saves is the real value, especially for me since I have little spare time and the less time at the loading bench the better.

Giraud Trimmer, Annealer and Prometheus are my saving graces.

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#5942009 - 09/22/15 10:50 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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would I be able to rechamber a 338 win mag to 338 norma on a mauser action?

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#5942365 - 09/23/15 08:57 AM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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I know nothing about mausers, i'm sure someone else will chime in on that.

the bolt faces are also different between those cartridges by about .045

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#5944526 - 09/24/15 12:36 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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Loaded up a few this morning myself
Anxiously awaiting my barreled action to be delivered to my FFL today. Need to measure the chamber and finish seating the bullets
Care to share your load? What bullets have you tested other than 300otms?

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#5944672 - 09/24/15 02:00 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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Jeff,

I am using both 88 and 91gr of H1000 - the 91 is a bit hot. 300g OTM's are all that I have used and I am spinning up another barrel w/ a different twist and throat for some solids.

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#5944792 - 09/24/15 03:10 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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I've heard it's a very forgiving cartridge accuracy wise like a x47 is. I've loaded some 88-89 h1000 to try with the 285 amax. What are the specs on your build? Also what kind of MV did you see with the 91/300 load?

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#5945373 - 09/24/15 09:13 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: Dave3575]
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few folks PM'd me about the prometheus - here is a video, towards the end I demonstrate how accurate it is


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#5945427 - 09/24/15 09:43 PM Re: 338 NM [Re: jeff1383]
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Originally Posted By: jeff1383
I've heard it's a very forgiving cartridge accuracy wise like a x47 is. I've loaded some 88-89 h1000 to try with the 285 amax. What are the specs on your build? Also what kind of MV did you see with the 91/300 load?


28" Benchmark on a Stiller Tac338, almost getting 2900 out of them at 91. I'm heading to TacPro in the AM to do some final tweaking before I head out to Wyoming in 2 weeks and we are going to try for some long shots on targets on some BLM land between elk hunting. The gun is much lighter than I expected and am running a prototype brake that makes it literally feel like a 308. It's a big hunk of steel though.


Edited by Dave3575 (09/24/15 09:43 PM)

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