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 Post subject: 338 RUM Back From The Gunsmith
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 pm 
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I picked up my rifle from the gunsmith yesterday afternoon receiving a call that it was ready.
Starting out as a M700 LSS it is now a new rig.
Here are the details...
Remington 700 action blueprinted
Krieger #5 27" 1:9.35 twist
8 flutes by Twisted Barrel
Heavy duty recoil lug
Williams Tactical Brake
HS Precision Hunter stock
Leupold VX-6HD 3-18x50mm
Leupold picatinny rail and PRW rings
The Smith test fired the rifle with Remington Green box factory ammo and shot a .5" group at 100 yards.
I'm looking forward to getting a load worked up with the 250 gr AB and proving it out to 800 yards. I've got about a month to get this done so I can be ready for some crop damage deer hunting.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:23 pm 

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Very nice, Jim. That should get the attention of any game you shoot.

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Wow! It's hard to do better than a Krieger barrel... Nice.

I'll miss the old gray laminate stock in your photos...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:33 am 
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Nice Jim, looking forward to reading your load work up.


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Jim,

That looks great. You must be very pleased. I am looking forward to seeing your targets.

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Awesome rifle



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Looks sweet Jim,,,next mission is at the reloading table. :grin:

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Very nice! Quality rifle from top to bottom there.


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Sweet looking rig there Jim! Should be a real shooter too!

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Very nice looking rig Jim, Rob does some amazing work. No doubt it will be a shooter.

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Nice!

Who did you have do the work?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:32 pm 
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Dr. Vette wrote:
Nice!

Who did you have do the work?

Rob Canze at Williams Gun Sight in Davison MI.
Rob does excellent work.

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Nice Jim! What does it weigh as is?

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Nice rifle.
Wishing you the best with that one.
How is it working out thus far?

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Nicely done Jim!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:47 pm 
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The break in is done and I'm trying to zero in on load.
Working with Retumbo and IMR 8133.
I hope to get out tomorrow evening with the Oehler 35 and get some speeds recorded. I'm looking for 3000 fps with the 250 gr AB. Shouldn't be too much longer.

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looking good .


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Looks like there is a couple of standouts so far. Curious how 8133 compares to retumbo velocity wise as accuracy looks great. (y)

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I went back out to the range and clocked loads.
IMR 8133 is doing ok but on the slow side at 2885 fps.
Retumbo is there at 98.6 grs, avg mv 3018 fps es 35 sd 17. First two went .100" and the third one opened up the group. I'm thinking maybe it's the R-P brass.
Time to try some Nosler brass.
I think she is going to be a shooter.
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Jim, it looks like you are making progress. I bet you get it tuned in soon.

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Looks great Jim! Man, 8133 looks darned good, a little slower than Retumbo, but man, it is consistent across the board!

Don't be surprised to see that Krieger continue pushing up on the speeds once you get a 100 rounds through it either. Wouldn't be surprised to see it gain 50 FPS or more as it continues to shoot in.

Is there any upward mobility in the 8133 to keep adding some powder?

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Max load listed for IMR 8133 is 101.5 grs Compressed.
I'm going to keep going and see what I can do
My goal is 3000 fps and a 1 holer. :)

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Shoot, with the accuracy you’re seeing right now I wouldn’t be able to help myself pushing up with it. Seems like 8133 is going to be a good one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:22 am 

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Jim,
That is a fine looking rifle! I'm running the 265 ABLR with 87 gr RL-26 and getting sub .5 moa groups and 2940 fps. I bet you may be able to reach your 3,000 goal with RL-26 if Retumbo doesn't work out for you. I had a good Retumbo load (93.5 or 94gr I can't remember exactly) for the 265 as well, but it was a bit hot, and it was more compressed than I like.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:45 pm 

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My 26" Bartlein barrel (338RUM) will push the 250 Accubonds into small groups with 89.9gr RE26 @ 3,000 ft/sec. Groups under 2' at 400yds are repeatable. I have Nosler and Rem brass but have only used the Rem brass with the RE26 so far.

Its worth a try.


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