Retumbo, lapua brass, cci250.Seddo wrote:Any starting loads with the 285 Hornadys orkan?
Orkan wrote:I find the 300gr stuff to be too heavy in .338.
A stock 338LM will never be an authority at 2000yds, but to a mile it can get it done fairly effectively. From a trajectory standpoint, a 300gr pill just can't be launched fast enough out of a standard 26" barrel to really shine. A 338 edge, or allen magnum can get it going fast enough... but just barely.
250's on the other hand are too light for reliable hits at a mile.
My perfect bullet has been found in the 285 hornady. Excellent performance on big game and supremely accurate without really having to work at it. It is by far and above the most forgiving bullet I've ever used in 338LM. I spent a great deal of time with 300SMK's and 300 scenars only to be left unsatisfied and with a sore shoulder to boot. I moved to the 250's only to be more unsatisfied.
I truly believe the hornady 285 to be the magic stuff for 338LM.
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