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Old 06-29-2011, 12:28 AM
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Re: 30-378 barrel length

Thanks for the input, now powders, what do u use ? we have over here ADI (slowest)
2225 ,2218 , 2217 and 2213SC and RL25 etc. and Viht powders thats it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:54 PM
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Re: 30-378 barrel length

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thx lads 32-34 inch adds about what 100fps?
also what sort of freebore do u have on your guns? as the wby factory free bore is huge.
Mine has the standard Weatherby free bore because I intended to load close to 100% case
density for max velocity.

Accuracy is .093 5 shot 100 yard groups. and velocity is off the charts with a 200 grain bullet and
126 grains of powder. (I don't want to give the load in fear that someone will try it in a rifle with
little or no free bore)

One of the members signature is "I DONT FEAR FREEBORE'' and I feel the same. and with a few
special chamber dimensions accuracy is not a problem.

Note; If you chamber the big 30 with little or no free bore you won't be able to use factory ammo
and velocity will suffer because you cant load as hard .(The reason for going to the big Weatherby
in the first place.

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:08 PM
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Re: 30-378 barrel length

Are you in NZ or Australia??
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:33 PM
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Australia
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:48 AM
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Re: 30-378 barrel length

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Mine has the standard Weatherby free bore because I intended to load close to 100% case
density for max velocity.

Accuracy is .093 5 shot 100 yard groups. and velocity is off the charts with a 200 grain bullet and
126 grains of powder. (I don't want to give the load in fear that someone will try it in a rifle with
little or no free bore)

One of the members signature is "I DONT FEAR FREEBORE'' and I feel the same. and with a few
special chamber dimensions accuracy is not a problem.

Note; If you chamber the big 30 with little or no free bore you won't be able to use factory ammo
and velocity will suffer because you cant load as hard .(The reason for going to the big Weatherby
in the first place.

J E CUSTOM
Thanks mate we will be going with the Wby factory free bore on the 30" barrel
If u could PM a few loads that would be appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: 30-378 barrel length

Im in australia also

+1 if u have any of those loads as i have standard wby freebore

any loads for 180grn e-tips would be good also

thanks again for ur feedback

joel
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:38 AM
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Re: 30-378 barrel length

30" with a 10" twist will run to potential. Wouldn't go much shorter in order to burn all that powder.

I agree you did your research I replaced my bbl and have this in a Shilen air bbl
Over factory it's night and day.
Powder is the key , low and slow but drop tube to pack it in.
Love H870 if you can find it or stock piled before. Use 129 gr but work up to that
The only close I found is Vit. V n570 works for accuracy and speed working up loads .
30-378 has been around a long time and still the best in the game.
Long range flat is simple amount of powder ? Who has the largest case , don't read factory or reloading manuals you are pioneering work up a load .
Bbl length cheats formula as slow powders burn down the bore. But matching bbl length to powder and bullet is range time .
Still 30 bbl and case capacity , so 30-378 wins
I've gotten 180 gr at 4000 fps FYI


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