338 Federal, again! - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Bluemoonfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South central Pa
Posts: 1,421
Back To Top
338 Federal, again!

Sold my T/C ProHunter in 50cal muzzleloader and 338 Federal barrels last week to fund a new to me rifle. Good news is, I just won a 338 Federal on Gunbroker!! Rather excited to pick it up from Hakes Sporting Goods when it comes in, I'll have to post pics. Now, has anyone used the Leverlution powder to reload this cartridge? I have over 250 200gr Accubonds that I'll be reloading in Federal brass. Anyone that has used Leverlution powder please chime in as well as to your experiences with it!

16/17 deer season:

Wet butt so far
Bluemoonfox is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2015, 10:30 AM
Regular Member
 
glock3540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Westmoreland County, PA, USA
Posts: 2,016
Back To Top
Re: 338 Federal, again!

My current loads for my 338 Federal consists of Leverevolution powder and 215gr sierras. Accuracy is great. However, this is the only powder I had pressure issues with when working up to max loads. I am currently loading 1gr below Hodgdon's listed max and could probably drop a little more
glock3540 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2015, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Bluemoonfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South central Pa
Posts: 1,421
Back To Top
Re: 338 Federal, again!

Was gonna start at 44gr n work my way up. How many grains you using?

16/17 deer season:

Wet butt so far
Bluemoonfox is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Regular Member
 
glock3540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Westmoreland County, PA, USA
Posts: 2,016
Back To Top
Re: 338 Federal, again!

I'm using 51 grains, Hodgdon's lists 52 as max for the 215 Sierra but like I said, 51 is still a little hot.
glock3540 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Bluemoonfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South central Pa
Posts: 1,421
Back To Top
Re: 338 Federal, again!

Man I purchased rifle from was using 50gr of LRN with the 200gr Accubonds and was getting 2,525fps. I got his brass yesterday and it showed no signs of pressure. Guess that's where I'll start to play!

16/17 deer season:

Wet butt so far
Bluemoonfox is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome