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Unread 11-03-2008, 10:14 AM
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300 WSM Honey Loads

I am new to this forum, so with that a happy and hearty HELLO! I am currently having a 300WSM built on a Mod 12 Accu Savage with a 26" 1:10. I have bought Hornady 208 A-Max's that I would like to use for some LR shooting. Currently the manuals that I am using only show loads for 200 and 220 grain bullets. Does anybody have a honey load for A-Max's if using them, if not 210grn loads, and give some velocities if applicable.

I'm looking for primers used, powder and powder weight, OAL etc.

Thanks in advance,

Jeromy
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    Unread 11-03-2008, 10:40 AM
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    Re: 300 WSM Honey Loads

    210 bullet, H4350 at 62-64 grains and F210 (not 215) primer.

    Amax, start touching and come to about .025 max off.

    go to alliants website and download their data on the new RL17 powder.

    BH
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    Re: 300 WSM Honey Loads

    Sierra 210SMK - 61.0grns H4350 - Fed 215M
    MV - 2795 Not extreemly fast but accurate and does a hell of a job on pigs

    6 Shots at 100

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    Re: 300 WSM Honey Loads

    Just curious as to what length barrel you are using to get that speed. 24", 26" much longer? Thanks.
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    Re: 300 WSM Honey Loads

    26-inch bartlin 11.25 twist.
    The chrono was not mine but one at the range.
    they did not provide me with any sd es or other data as they were chronoing everyone at the match.
    Upon reflection the 2795 velocity given to me seems excessive with that charge when i run it
    through quickload as according to QL i could not achieve that velocity with even 65grns.
    I'll have to do my own test and revert back to you with results.

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    Re: 300 WSM Honey Loads

    Sounds good. I will be shooting from a 26" factory 1:10. I think I will be shooting a little slower than yours. I want to try and achieve 2750+. I guess I'll have to work up some recipe's. Let me know how things work out.

    Thanks for your time,
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    Re: 300 WSM Honey Loads

    I have that exact rifle. I love it. I have shot a couple different loads out of it. here is the data I have came up with.

    210 gr berger, Federal 215 match, Hogdons 4831sc 66 grains, MV 2850fps

    185 gr berger, Fed 215 match, Hogdons 4831sc 67 grains, MV 2940fps

    180 gr Nosler accubond, fed 215 match, Hogdons 4831sc 67grains, MV 2928fps.

    My buddy shoots the same gun also and he loves the RL22 powder in his. he shoots 210 gr bullets also. we love these loads, they are extremely accurate and hit game hard. I have settled in with the 185 gr bullet. in the last 3 years I have shot all three of these loads. all have shot atleast 1/2 in groups at 100 yards. You will love the gun, we sure do. these are not max loads. pressures are good.
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