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Is 208amax@2900fps realistic for a 300wsm

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Is 208amax@2900fps realistic for a 300wsm

Hi Guy's, i have a ABS/ Benchmark 3 groove barrel, Lawton 7000 Long action and A5edge stock sitting at my gunsmiths but i'm stuck as too what caliber i should build,it's gonna be a light weight multi-purpose hunting/paper puncher rifle so it will see quite a few shots each year,i mainly hunt fallow deer,goats and pigs and am looking for something to get me to 1000 yards max and still have enough punch.I currently have a 6.5cm and 338lap but with the weight this new rife is gonna come in at, i can see myself grabbing it on most hunts. I have had several 300 rum's and this was the plan for this build but i know how quick the barrels can turn south and with the price of this barrel i gotta say it's not so appealing now,the wsm has proven itself accuracy wise and yes i know people are gonna say go for the win mag but... i like being a little different.I have heaps of room to seat bullets out in the L/A is 2900fps achievable with the 208amax or 210 berger out of a 26.5" barrel in 300wsm,any info is appreciated.
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    Re: Is 208amax@2900fps realistic for a 300wsm

    70+ grains of Imr 4831 will get you close but it isn't gonna last any longer than a ultra, maybe not as long as a tamer loaded ultra!

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    I would say more than likely no. My accuracy load gives me right at 2700fps with a 210 Berger in a 24" bbl. I also have a rum that pushed the same bullets to 3170fps. You might get 2800 but I don't see 2900 happening.
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    I think you can do it, but you are going to have to have it throated for a 3.2 COAL. If you keep 3.2 as your COAL VV560 at about 74grs should do it at max CIP pressures. Being that you are using a long action you should be able to get those to feed even. Do not try that load with a standard throat.

    I can run the 208s at 2800 from my 06 AI a long throated WSM should be able to get to 3000.
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    I could see 2800fps easy with R17or R19. Did you do a search?

    I think I read something awhile back where someone was getting 2700 something with these bullets in his 308 win and a Vn powder. I know his screen name but at the risk of spelling it wrong you will have to pm me for it. I have played with them a bit in my 300 wsm but noting over the chrno.

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    Re: Is 208amax@2900fps realistic for a 300wsm

    This guy says that Thunder valley precision has put several rifles out that do 2950 or better with the 208 amax combo, if i remember right I think they are using 4831SC.


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    4831sc would get you to 2950 if throated long with about 67K PSI. Loaded to that pressure VV560 will get about 3050, according to QL estimates.
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