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Need load info on 30-378 WM.

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Unread 02-14-2008, 10:20 AM
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Need load info on 30-378 WM.

I have a friend that wants to load for a 30-378 Weatherby Magnum and use a 180 Barnes X bullet to Elk hunt with. He is just now in the process of getting the rifle so I don't know anything about it. What has been your experience with this caliber and what loads have you used?
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    Unread 02-14-2008, 10:40 AM
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    Thompson Long Range

    Call these guys...thy base their whole course on this caliber...
    Thompson Shooting Systems, Inc. – Specializing in Long Range Rifle Shooting - Hunting DVD

    They cover loading for that caliber in the course so they might be willing to give some hints.................30-338
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    With either the 180 Barnes TSX or the 180 Hornady IB I load 111gr Retumbo and use Fed 215 primers just over 3400fps 26" barrel.
    Start at 107 or 108 gr and work up if no pressure signs.
    James
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    Unread 02-14-2008, 09:31 PM
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    I use the exact same load as James H with the exact performance. I just use Accubonds instead. I think Retumbo is a great powder for that gun.
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    Unread 02-14-2008, 10:25 PM
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    Thanks men I will pass on the information.
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