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.338 load for Browns

I just bought a .338 win mag last year in the hope that some day I will get to chase Brownies. I have also just started reloading and I'm ready to start coming up with a tough load for the big bears. Any suggestions? Is there a certain powder that the .338 likes in particular?

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You're going to have to start

You're going to have to start with a good reloading manual and go from there.  Big cartriges want and like slow burning powders like IMR 4831, IMR 4350, RL 19 so on and so farth.  Not to mention big bullets usually from 200 gr on up.  I shoot a .340 Weatherby and it loves 185 gr Barnes bullets but every rifle is different on what it likes and what it will shoot. 

So unless you have a real good job or a money pot you'll have a few years to save up before you head up there since most of the hunts for a brownie start around $15,000.00 and go up from there, and that doesn't include transportation, tags, and taxidermy cost. 

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No money pot here ha. But

No money pot here ha. But it's one of those dream hunts that that I'm hoping for. Doesn't mean I can't work out a good load for the rifle though. I've got a lot of time to perfect it I guess lol I've got both of those powders cause I've been using them in my 270 so that willwork out great

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