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Old 06-29-2013, 02:14 PM
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loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

Does anyone load ammo faster than weatherby ammo, the 300 weatherby 180 tsx has a muzzly velocity of 3250 in 26 inch barrel, can a person load that load faster than weatheby safely. Thanks
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:52 PM
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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

Weatherby factory ammo specs are loaded hot as hell.

My .257 Wby likes the factory ammo, but once I loaded for it, they are 150-200 fps slower, but it likes them better and they're more accurate. But that's just my experience. I loaded a bunch of different .300 Wby loads for a buddy of mine to test to see what his rifle likes, but he hasn't shot any of them yet.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:55 PM
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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

What Muddy says.
If you want beter than 3200'ish with a 300 roy and a 180 get a 300 rum or 30-378 roy. I'll take mid-loads in the 300 rum and do 3300 fps with her with 180's.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:08 PM
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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

Weatherby ammo can be loaded to have quite a bit higher velocity and flatter shooting than factory offerings. A few different measures have to be done to get this right. COAL has to be adjusted to fit the magazine length. Bullet bearing surface has to be taken into account. On the new big 378 based magnums I like to use the Win Mag Primers in place of the 215 Federals. Weatherby likes heavy for caliber sized bullets. .I will give a example of exceeding factory Velocity and ballistics. 338-378 Weatherby, rl25, 112.5 gr. Moly coated 252gr Cutting edge bullet. 3.85 coal, Electro polished bore by Blackstar industries (DUPONT) win mag primer. 3273fps. hits like a hammer and NOTHING WALKS AWAY. Used this last year on Cape Buffalo in Limpopo SA. Dropped it at 165 yds. PH said he never seen anything like it. Complete pass through. No factory ammo does this. Long range it should hit harder than any edge or rum, Lapua etc. Only Weatherby can accomplish this in a factory sammi cartridge.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:30 AM
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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

For starters, every barrel is a little bit different. Start by chronographing your present factory ammo. I have seen many factory Weatherby's that got no where close to advertised velocity with factory ammo. Next seat your bullets to magazine length and start working up your powder charge. With the longer seating of the bullet, more room for powder and lower pressure. See where you end up for your particular gun. Pick the right powder also.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

Ok everyone, what will do more damage out of a 300 weatherby for deer, moose, and elk from 10 to 250 yards a 165 tsx shot faster or the heavier, slower 180 tsx. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:32 PM
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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

I have on many occasions been able to push bullets faster than factory ammo.RL25 Fed 215's and running them at 3.8 mag length example I have run 250 gr at 3250 fps with no pressure issues. Alot of load data and factory ammo for the 338-378 is not being loaded to it's potential because they are afraid of guys trying to run them in a less than adequate action /custom build and have liability issues
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