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Old 07-08-2010, 06:38 PM
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Just built this about a year ago and having a hard time finding any data.
Savage 112 action, e.r. shaw 24 in magnum contour 1-10 twist.
rifle seems to like 225gr bullets w/64gr 414.
I have heard reloder is a better powdre but money is tight.
any suggestions?
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:05 PM
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According to the Sierra reloading manual, the 215 gr bullet (only one close to your 225 gr) max's out at 62.0 gr.

They recommend Reloader 19 for both accuracy and hunting loads. 59.4 gr for accuracy (still with the 215 gr bullet) and 65.8 gr for hunting.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:13 PM
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64grs of 414 is a good load in mine with 200gr bullets but that is certainly a bit much with 225 grainers
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:51 AM
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Speer and Nosler both list loads for H-414 with 225gr bullets. Max charges are 3-4gr lower with their bullets, so you might want to keep an eye on brass for signs of case head seperation. On the other hand, some rifles can actually consume more powder than others, depending on the amount of freebore, etc.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:15 PM
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Hornady has listed that cartridge in their books for at least the past three editions, so has Speer and Lee.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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The "reloading manual" ANY SHOT YOU WANT!!! has all the information you need on that .338/06 caliber. I have a copy and it gives you the CU pressure's as well for the loads listed.

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Old 08-21-2010, 03:17 PM
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Can you scan and post that data? Scotty
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:46 PM
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.338-06 reloading data

This link may be helpful. All the best...

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Old 08-21-2010, 03:49 PM
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Thanks Gil, that is great data. One of the really good points of the 338-06 is that it is loaded to 65K. Really gets everything there is to get out of the 06 case. Scotty
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:28 PM
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They have 87 loads listed. 21 different powders and bullets weights from 160 to 300 grain. I use this as another resource when getting started on a new cartridge/bullet/powder combo. Each load can be highlighted and many will contain load notes and pressure. Many of the loads will have a "M" noted as maximum. The detail page will list the primer and case.

That '06 case has quite a family tree!
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:36 PM
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Thumbs up 338-06 load

Reloader 17 @ 63.0 gives 2700 fps with the 225gr Hornady SP

WW brass and fed 210m primers.

iMR 4320 @ 52.0 with 210gr Nosler part

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:15 PM
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My .338-06 really likes those 180 grn Nosler Accubond bullets for deer (R-15 @ 57grns = 2950fps) and I used the 250 Swift A Frames, when up in grizz country just in case, so 250 grn bullet using H380 @ 59 grns, Velocity = 2600fps will get it done. "Warning" these are "Maximum Loads" work very slowly upward but always be cautious of signs of pressure.

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