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Old 01-13-2013, 08:27 AM
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Re: .300 WSM questions.

i am very curious to hear that you got 2700fps out of a standard magazine length cartridge and a 22" barrel! that is very good velocities. thats the exact load i wanted to try but everyone has warned me to trash the load because of magazine length (i like repeaters) but i may be able to get close to 2800 with a 28" barrel
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: .300 WSM questions.

I had to go back to some older posts here and found what you are looking for:
(to be honest I am not sure if the A-bolt has a 22 or 23" barrel, never pulled the boss off. Earlier I said 22" but below I say 23")

Used RL-17 starting from 55 and going up to 58 gr in one grain increments.

Shot three of each load just to get a feel for the rifle's potential. All rounds were fired in a steady mild rain. 58 grs was the best group measuring .692 center to center at 100 yds. I will load up some more and use the A-bolt's BOSS to tighten the group. Yes that's right it is a 23" synthetic Browning A-bolt with Boss that weighs around 7 1/4 lbs! I'll report the velocity of this load sometime in the next week.

I can add another hybrid to the list of others that shoot with random seating depths. FYI the jump was approx. .140"
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: .300 WSM questions.

Can't go wrong with either one.

I chose to build my 300WSM on a long action & had it throated for 200gr Accubonds.
With 65gr or RL-17, & my 26" bbl I'm a bit over 3100fps with 180Accubonds.

I still have a soft spot for the good ol 300Win. too tho. Like I said, you just can't go wrong with either.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: .300 WSM questions.

*shakes head* please keep me informed. my X- bolt should have the same magazine capacity as your a- bolt and if i can get 2700fps out of it then i will be extremely happy and will save me alot of hassle. i have heard reports of 2400fps but no where near 2700. pm me sometime id really like to learn more about this!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:57 PM
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Re: .300 WSM questions.

You can seat some of the heavier bullets deeper but you are encroaching on case space. I loaded the Berger 210's in mine over some RL 17 but seated then to just off the lans which was too long for the Sako mag box. I was getting about 2910 from that load. If you're going to build a WSM, build it on a long action. The Howa's are a good platform as their LA is slightly shorter than a Rem.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:47 AM
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Re: .300 WSM questions.

My Tikka shoots awsome, I found very few bullets it did not shoot at MOA , most shot under. At 500 yds I was still 3/4 MOA. The best I ever did at 1ooo yds was an 8 inch group. But that was also with hand loads.

They are great to carry and silk smooth shooting. I am going to put a brake on mine to help me get bake on target faster after the shot.
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