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Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

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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.
I've killed deer with a .257 Wby....It's not necessarily about size, more than it is about shot placement.

If you're shooting a .300 Wby for max 250 yards, you might wanna consider a different caliber. That's alot of horsepower for a 250 yard max... Just my opinion.

A .308 Win would be perfect, if you want to stick with .30 cal... Also, the Berger 168 VLD's, Nosler 165 Accubonds, Hornady 178 A-Max, those should all be formidable opponents to deer.

However, keep in mind about keeping the .300 Wby for long-range hunting, and getting a smaller caliber for closer shots. I feel confident with my little .257 Wby on deer out to 750 yards shooting the Berger 115 VLD's.

Also, like I said, my groups are more consistant and tighter with my slower reloads than the hotrod factory Wby ammo.
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    Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

    Deer aren't usually hard to kill, but for elk and moose, a minimum of 180 grains would be my choice to make sure you can penetrate a shoulder bone if needed.
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    Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

    D.Camilleri; With the longer seating of the bullet, more room for powder and lower pressure.

    Actually, the reverse is true about pressure; seating rifle bullets closer to the lands increases peak pressure. That's why Roy put such long freebore in his chamber specifications.
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    Re: loadingammo faster than factor weatherby ammo

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    D.Camilleri; With the longer seating of the bullet, more room for powder and lower pressure.

    Actually, the reverse is true about pressure; seating rifle bullets closer to the lands increases peak pressure. That's why Roy put such long freebore in his chamber specifications.
    Actually, I am quoting Brian Litz who states that loading a cartridge to longer than saami specs increases case capacity thus lowering pressure and allowing a larger powder charge to be loaded netting increased velocity. You are however correct that seating a bullet very close to the lands can increase pressure, but I never stated to seat so far as to touch the lands. On all of my Ultra mags, I seat the bullets to max magazine length and I am still short of the lands by .090. So, I gain velocity without increasing pressure.
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