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  • What is your favorite load for the .338/06?

    What is your favorite load for the .338/06?

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    You may have heard me ask about getting a long action to build a rifle on. I want it to build a 338-06 or 35 Whelan. I'm leaning heavy towards the Whelan. In any case, I've studied load data for both and for the 338-06 I believe the first load I'd test would be with a 210gr Partition bullet with Alliant or IMR powder.

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    • #3
      The 338-06 I would use either a Hornady 200 or better yet the 225 SST. Far as Nosler partitions, I don't think Elk will know the differance because your not sizziling at 3000 feet per second like my 338 Win Mag. Remington over the counter 180's in a 30-06 work great on moose!

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      • #4
        Jim, I,ve been shooting the 200 grain Hornady for Deer and hogs. It has been a great load. I have also used the 210 Partition with success. Go with the .338/06!

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        • #5
          I have been shooting the 338-06 for many years in a custom Rem 700 and now a Weatherby UL.

          If deer and Blackbear are on on menu the 200 gr Nosler BST is a excellent bullet.
          My load for years was 53.0 of IMR 4320 and the 210gr Nosler Part with 52.0.

          WW brass with Fed 210M primers.

          Today I live in Alaska and my game is larger so I use the 225gr Hornady SP.
          The new Reloader 17 performs excellent in the 338-06 with the 225gr . My vel is 2700 fps in the 24" barrel using 63.0 (max) load.


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