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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may easily be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5%,  and developed following safe handloading practices as represented in established reloading manuals produced by component manufacturers. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.
 

Cartridge: 338 Marlin Express

  Firearm: Marlin 338MX   Max COL: 2.585″
  Bullet Diameter: 0.338″   Primer: CCI 200
  Barrel: 22″   Reloading Dies: Lee Precision
  Max case length: 1.890″   Groups: 100 yards 3 Shot

Hornady FlexTip is the only spitzer type bullet that is safe for use in a tubular magazine.

COL and Capacity   Load Data & Performance
Bullet Type Bullet
Weight
C.O.L.
Inches
Case
Grains
Water
  Powder Charge
Grains
Muzzle
Velocity
FPS
Muzzle
Energy Ft/Lbs
100 Yard
Group “
Hawk FN 180 2.400 53.5   BL-C2 48.0 2484 2467 1.2
Hawk FN 180 2.400 53.5   Re17 52.0 2615 2734 0.8
Hawk FN 180 2.400 53.5   BL-C2 51.0 2630 2765 1.1
Hawk FN 180 2.400 53.5   IMR4895 49.0 2640 2785 0.9
Hawk FN 180 2.400 53.5   RS Big Game 52.0 2616 2736 1.4
Hawk FN 200 2.485 53.8   H4350 49.9 2285 2319 *
Hawk FN 200 2.485 53.8   Re17 51.0 2515 2809 *
Hawk FN 200 2.485 53.8   H414 53.0 2491 2757 *
Hawk FN 200 2.485 53.8   IMR4895 47.5 2506 2789 *
Hawk FN 200 2.485 53.8   RS Big Game 51.0 2540 2865 *
Hornady FlexTip 200 2.585 49.4   Re17 48.0 2457 2681 0.8
Hornady FlexTip 200 2.585 49.4   BL-C2 47.0 2465 2698 1.1
Hornady FlexTip 200 2.585 49.4   IMR 4895 45.0 2465 2699 0.7
Hornady FlexTip 200 2.585 49.4   RS Big Game 48.5 2484 2740 1.3
Hawk FN 250 2.575 50.7   Varget 42.5 2156 2581 *
Hawk FN 250 2.575 50.7   H414 48.5 2240 2786 *
Hawk FN 250 2.575 50.7   RS Hunter 50.0 2216 2726 *
Hawk FN 250 2.575 50.7   Win760 48.0 2220 2737 *
* No accuracy data collected