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.338-06 data?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by treecarcass, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. treecarcass

    treecarcass New Member

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    looking for any info, h414 is my preffered powder but imr 4350 info
    will work. i have found substancial differences in 5 manuals
    barnes,hodgdon,nosler,hornady,speer.
    just looking for a starting point, 225gr proj
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    there are differences between the data from different manuals because the different data was cooked up using different components. use data from the manual that best matches your set of components and develop your load.
  3. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    Well, the starting point starts with the bullet. Just because a bullet is the same weight does not mean the pressure will be the same as all the others of that weight.

    Some of those bullets have more surface area touching the barrel, some have stickier metals that grip the barrel, some are solid which make them much harder which react differently than say a Sierra Matchking.

    You really need to go by the manufacturers recommended info for the type of bullet you are using.
  4. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    Well said, The_Rifleman!

    LDBennett
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