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Old 02-25-2004, 04:33 PM
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Okay I got my savage and she is a beauty! Now I got a reloading kit and some 190 grain SMK. But I need some help on powder and primers. Theres alot out there and if you only could buy one for accuracy and not being temp sensitive which powder would that be. Remember she is a 300 win, and I also need primers. Oh and she is not named yet looking for ideas. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I don't plan on making all different kinds of loads just the one that shoots very well. Then I plan on shooting the [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] out of this rifle and see what we can do with her. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:41 PM
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Re: One Choice

Thats just my kind of reloading. I load with as few powders as possible. Currently H335 for .308, .243 and .223, H110 for .30 carbine, .357 mag, .44 mag and win 231 for all other pistol loads, and thats it. I have used other powders if they were given to me for oddball or burner ammo but I like to know that my powder is getting cycled through. Furthermore I dont have the money to keep messing with loads.

I would however suggest that you look into Hodgdons new sample sets. You get 4 containers with 4oz of powder each. this lets you try 4 powders for the price of 1 lb. Not a bad idea I must say.

As far as primers go, I have come across the info several times that federal primers are the hottest of their respectable types and since I shoot a powder that speer reccomends a mag primer for, I simply use federal standard primers and call it good enough.

Not that it matters much but 2 weeks ago I shot 3 holes touching through a stock rem VLS in .308 win at 100 yards. Good enough for me. 165 gr SGK over 42 gr of H335 full legnth sizing trimed to legnth with fed 210 primers. No alien technolodgy here.

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Old 02-25-2004, 05:50 PM
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Re: One Choice

i would say h4831 as far powder goes and whatever primer gives the best spreads and accuracy-my-2-dave-kind of a "loaded" question-excuse my pun

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Old 02-27-2004, 09:29 PM
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Re: One Choice

How about "Babe"?? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:11 PM
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Re: One Choice

I've had great results latley with R-22 and 190gr bullets , good velocities and low ES's
also H-1000 has always been a good powder for most any big 30's
H-4831 is an extream powder and is not temp sensitive , I've had good results with this powder also but I'm able to get a little more velocity and lower ES with the R-22 , I haven't found it to be temp sensitive , I've shot it from 30deg F to 100deg F and have not experianced any raise in pressure or POI change
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:29 AM
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Re: One Choice

Whats an ES?

If it's a she, and it's a beauty, and it's savage then how about "Zena" princess warrior of 2 a.m. TV fame?

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Old 02-28-2004, 05:03 AM
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Re: One Choice

Well Ive been observing all those powder choices you guys have down there in the USA. I consicer myself lucky to have very limited choices, practically Vihtavuori only.

It can still get too complicated. My advice would be to choose one known powder and bullet and work with it thoroughly, inside out. Im working on 338LM now and although I usually get best results by using a powder that fills the case, thats not happening with this caliber. I get very low ES (spread,that is) and there is still some room for more powder in the case.

Good luck,try to keep it simple.
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