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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I am looking for a little help with some reloading. I purchased a gun and had some ammo included that are reloads. The question/problem I have is that if you shake a shell you can hear the powder moving around so I am questioning if the shells are loaded correctly or not. I have never been able to hear that before.

Also I am looking to see if someone would pull the bullets and reload them. I have dies that were included with everything but not into reloading.

Any recomendations would be great if you could pm that would be great.

I just don't want to shoot the gun and have something happen.

If its normal then I don't have a problem, just never experienced it before. The caliber is 338 lapua.

Thank you.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 11:17 AM
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To answer your question yes some reloaded ammo you can hear the powder when you shake the round, this all has to do with the powder used and load. However I would never shoot someone elseís reloads. If you can find someone too pull the bullets, you will still have two un-known components, the powder and primers. The primers could be used in reduced loads. But the powder I would dump on the lawn. Not bad fertilizer.
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My guess, and only a guess the .338 Lupua can hold some big charges of slow burnin powder.70-90grs. Some loads you can hear and feel the powder charge. When you bought the rifle didn't the guy tell you what the ammo is? With myself I always mark the box with bullet wt.and powder charge, col, and muz. vel. Best thing you did so far was to ask the question. I'm sure the factory .338 Lapua ammo is pricie but best to know what your shootin JMO....later
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when it was sent the guy was to include it but did not do so, I am awaiting a reply from him.
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78.2 gr IMR4350 and 300 SMK

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As I said above I donít shoot someone elseís reloads , I donít reload for the 338 , the guy that reloaded them my be a very competent reloader. Or maybe not so much. He could have been distracted while reloading them. Are you willing to take the chance his memory was correct on the powder used. At any given time I have 6 different powders on the back of my bench, all components used are checked and double checked and then the rounds in that box are labeled with all information. My first clue in not trusting these rounds is the box was not labeled with information. Old saying only trust those who have as much too loose as you do. How many oh I am sorry I screwed up and you lost an eye or blew up a rifle would be sufficient. But then again you may shoot them with no problems and good results. Youíre the one throwing the dice.
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