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Unread 07-20-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: 300 wsm ablitys

Hey su37 I am looking to work up a 190 gr load for my 300wsm using R 17, I see you use 64 grs. Is that a max load? Could you give me the starting load number?
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    Re: 300 wsm ablitys

    Alliant Guide says 66 grains of RL17 for a 180.

    I dropped one grain for the 190 to get above 3,000 then dropped one more grain to get right at
    that 3,000 number.

    I'm shooting a 26" barrel.
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    Re: 300 wsm ablitys

    "My" max's for RL17 were 67.5/180 E-Tip/3193 and 65.5/210 Berger/2935

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    Re: 300 wsm ablitys

    Ok,, thanks guys , just looking for a safe place to start from, then watch the signs in "my" gun..
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    Re: 300 wsm ablitys

    I started at 65 with the 180's and 59 with the 210's. I wouldn't recommend 65 gr as a starting load for 180's with other rifles. I had a good idea how my rifle perfromed with H4350 which usually takes about a 1 gr less chareg than RL17 in a 300 WSM. Alliant's max for a 180 Speer BTSP is 66 gr of RL17 and they dont list a heavier bullet. Different bullets of same cal and weight can and will produce different preasures with same charges.

    Rule of thumb is to start at least 5% less than epxected max. Wiitn no data available be coservative.

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    Re: 300 wsm ablitys

    With the 208/210 at the right velocity (2900), at the altitudes elk are found even in the late season when temps are a bit cold, it is a legitimate 1K elk rifle. Period. Over 1900 FPS impact velocity and nearly 1700 foot pounds of energy...... Are you kidding me???? Take the shot.
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    Re: 300 wsm ablitys

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    Originally Posted by awesfall View Post
    what is the furtherst shot a 300 wsm could take on a deer? also on an elk? could it be sone at 1k on both?
    I have to agree with LongtimeRanger on this.

    It would have to be an very very well placed shot @ 1000 yrds with it.
    It will put a hole in it, yes, but I would rather put a bigger hole in it and hit
    the animal with a truck load more energy just in case the shot aint as perfect as you would have liked.

    This is why on a recent hunting trip I opted for my 300 WSM over my 708, pleased I did, in blustry 20MPH + conditions I got a yearling red hind at 430 yrds, it nicked the front shoulder and put her down, the 708 would not have done that, I guess it would have got a way with a nasty flesh wound and died much later, BUT the 708 still has enough energy at that range to kill, WITH A WELL PLACED SHOT!! but in my experience "the perfect shot" is a rare event.


    Just my 2c

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