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    Default Load data for 338-06

    Good sunny afternoon all,

    I am looking for some data for 338-06 and the Swift A-frame 225 gr. I have a good load worked up for the Nosler AccuBond with 50.5 RL15 but want a bit of a stouter bullet for grizzly. The powders I have on hand are RL 15, RL 17, and IMR 4350. I don't need a branburner.

    I called Swift and they never tested for the 338-06 and don't ever plan to; so I am looking to the knowledgeble folks here for some help.

    Thanks in advance

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    I'll be watching for responses here - Living on the Oregon coast I am thinking I could "justify" a nice light 338-06 and the 225's is what I personally would choose

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskazimm View Post
    Good sunny afternoon all,

    I am looking for some data for 338-06 and the Swift A-frame 225 gr. I have a good load worked up for the Nosler AccuBond with 50.5 RL15 but want a bit of a stouter bullet for grizzly. The powders I have on hand are RL 15, RL 17, and IMR 4350. I don't need a branburner.

    I called Swift and they never tested for the 338-06 and don't ever plan to; so I am looking to the knowledgeble folks here for some help.

    Thanks in advance
    swift make good bullets......but the make HORRIBLE reloading manuals.

    Stick with the reloader 17, it will work very well for you application. I'd probably start at 45 grains.......and work up from there.

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    Indeed they are good bullets with horrible manuals. Swft doesn't even have a presence in the Hodgdon manuals so I've found it hard to get a load for the a-frames.

    Alternately, is the 225grn AccuBond running about 2650 stout enough for grizz?

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    Other alternatives to consider for which loading data is avail would include NP's and Barnes TSX or TTSX (pretty sure they are available in the 225 gr. flavor) both of which should effectively deflate a griz. Powders with which I have had good success with for both the 338-06 as well as 35 Whelen Imp. are IMR 4895, IMR 4320, and Varget. Barnes has loading data on line. Good luck.
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    I've had great success using Swift Scirocco's and RL-17 in the 338-06 AI. RL-17 produced good results also with 225 gr Accubonds..

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    Reloader 17 is the best powder I Have used in my 338-06 Weatherby

    61.0 of RL17
    WW brass
    WLRM primer
    225gr Hornady SP

    2700 FPS in 24"

    the powder I used most often before RL17 was IMR 4320 @ 54.0 with 210gr Nosler P
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