Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Alaska, Aug 30, 2019.
Anyone reload a 338 RUM with 185gr TTSX ?
I can't see any useful reason to go that light with a 338 RUM. A 338 Federal, sure.
But a 225 gr or heavier will have higher BC and MUCH higher momentum than a 30 cal class bullet, and can take advantage of the terrific case capacity of 338 RUM
Inside 300 yards, pretty much all modern cartridges are flat-shooting. Past 300 yards, heavier 338 RUM will give much better terminal performance than a 185 because a 185 is going to give up velocity in a hurry relative to 225 or 250. Barnes TTSX 250 has a BC of over .60. Guarantee you it's faster at 300+ than a 185.
The 185 TTSX at a mere 2,900 fps in a sub 9 Lb 338 WM (sands brake) is all the recoil I want to put up with.
I hope you find the load that works for you - and report back.
I concur with sgt-zim, I don’t see a need to go that light. A 225 gr Barnes TTSX has a b.c. of .514 and can be started out north of 3000 fps and a 250 gr Barnes LRX has a b.c. of .602 and can start out at 2900+ fps.
I’ve settled on those two bullets and the 225 gr Swift in my .338 RUM. The Swift worked great in Namibia last year.
Thanks for all the replies. I have decided to go with the 225gr Swift A Frame and Reloader 22 in my 338 Rum.
Reloader 25 gives me the best accuracy with that bullet.
While it isn't a RUM my. 340 Weatherby loves the 225 TTSX Barnes bullet over 88 grains of RL 22.
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