I said and I will say again, I do not consider it to be a safe practice to load and shoot loads above SAAMI standards. If that defies logic as you know it then so be it. I know a man that had a bolt blow out and hit him in the face last year and he was shooting factory loads and he does not reload. So again shooting loads above SAAMI spec pressure IMHO is not a safe prtactice.
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Tyler: I went back to see how majestic some of BountyHunter's original posts on this topic were. Here's what I found:
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I am deleting my posts. This thing turned "fugly" and personal and this is not what this board is about.
I have some fault in that too.
Recommend everyone else delet too.
Last edited by BountyHunter : 10-07-2007 at 03:50 PM.
You might go back and read some of Mr. BountyHunter's posts in response to this 300 Varminter before you place him up on a pedestal for posting etiquette and manners. He's had his share of involvement here. That said, he deserves credit for deleting his "fugly" & personal posts. I'm not trying to take advantage of the fact that I found this post rather than the one I remembered and searched for. Just putting some perspective on the history of posting.
I might add that BountyHunter has also tried to discourage wildcat from poking the hornet's nest and fanning the flames... all to no avail.
I ain't got a dog in this race, know nothing about it, except when the subject of the 300 varminter first came up, it was still called the 300 wsm, wasn't it?
who in they're right mind would publish info about a cartridge loaded to those specs for all to see? who knows who might read it and say wow, I can load my 300 wsm shadow up to 3800 fps and go try. thats my main concern, when did he change the name to 300 varminter?
I don't think 'changed the name' is the best descriptor. Another name was attached to the original 300 WSM, that being the 300 Varminter. There are now two names for the same cartridge. The two cartridges are dimensionally identical based on the threads I've read. The 300 Varminter is the 300 WSM (recommended to use Norma brass) loaded up to higher pressures and, consequently, higher velocity. Which has been the primary concern and objection of a number of posters here. These same high pressure 300 Varminter cartridges could be mistakenly loaded into any 300 WSM rifle, factory or custom, and fired by the unsuspecting. It has been argued that the cartridge design should have been modified (rather than only adding another name to the 300 WSM), such as lengthening the case head to shoulder distance, in order to prevent it from being mistakenly loaded into standard factory 300 WSM rifles which were not designed or intended to be fired with the 300 Varminter high pressure rounds.
I tend to think it would have been wise to modify the design slightly to prevent chambering these handloaded 300 WSM cases in standard factory 300 WSM rifles light bulb, and then it should be called something like the 4000 Varminter.