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Old 04-22-2013, 04:23 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby ammunition

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a ladder test is a good idea. the 215 primer was made for weatherby cartridges. pm sent.
What is a ladder test?
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:37 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby ammunition

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What is a ladder test?
keeping all the other things the same; start low and go up in powder, .5 grain increments usually ; load maybe 8-11 rounds stopping at max in manual. two or more bullets in the same hole indicate a sweet spot. drop down 4 to 5 grains from max and load one round in .5 grain increments.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:42 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby ammunition

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keeping all the other things the same; start low and go up in powder, .5 grain increments usually ; load maybe 8-11 rounds stopping at max in manual. two or more bullets in the same hole indicate a sweet spot. drop down 4 to 5 grains from max and load one round in .5 grain increments.
ok when i find the tightest group with the best grains should i then play with my distance from the rifling
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby ammunition

Everyone has an opinion, Ron gives good advice. My thoughts are a 200+ grn bullet with H1000 and a 215M primer. If you want to stick with the 180s I would use a stiff charge of Imr4350 or H4831 with a 210M or WLRP. Any of the tangent ogive pills should shoot decent at mag or saami length, the secant ogive pills can be finicky with a lot of freebore.
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