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Old 12-05-2013, 07:28 AM
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Re: 180gr 300WSM loads? favorites?

Unfortunately, I do not own a 300. I shoot 7 mags. I used to load 175 Interlocks for deer and for practice and then shoot 175 partitions for hunting elk. In my rifle, they both shot to the same poi, which worked great. Now, I shoot 160 partitions in one rifle and 139 interlocks for deer in another.

For elk, I would stay with the bonded bullets, all copper bullets or the partitions. Regular bullet such as the Interlocks will work, but a little more insurance is better when you have invested lots of time and money in an elk hunt.

I have no use for Bergers, but that is personal preference.
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Re: 180gr 300WSM loads? favorites?

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I'm new to long range hunting and reloading. I am looking for a good .300 WSM load for Elk. I am thinking of trying the Nosler Accubond or Hornady SST in 180 gr. I have a Browing A-Bolt Medallion with a 23" barrel and 1 in 10" twist. I was wondering if anyone has built a specific load for the abolt and can give me some advice? Thanks
I have a Browning X-Bolt and I shoot 168gr TTSX Barnes with 66gr of IMR4350 and I have had great results. I know this is an old thread so I'm hoping that you found a good 180gr load for your rifle. I bought some 180 TTSX and have some 200gr Accubonds on order to try.
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Re: 180gr 300WSM loads? favorites?

I have had great success with 65.5 grains RL 17 and 180 gr SST's in my WSM. Shot out to 600 odd yards and always spot on on steel target. Shot plenty of Fallow deer out to 400 yards. Generally dead within 40 yards. I think they are going 2900 fps
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:46 AM
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Re: 180gr 300WSM loads? favorites?

The 200 Accubonds are pretty good bullet in the WSM behind 67-68 grains of 7828ssc or 63.0 grains of RL17. Both powders will get them going in the high 2800s and up into the 2900s depending on your barrel length.
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I have had great success with 65.5 grains RL 17 and 180 gr SST's in my WSM. Shot out to 600 odd yards and always spot on on steel target. Shot plenty of Fallow deer out to 400 yards. Generally dead within 40 yards. I think they are going 2900 fps
I'm betting you're up around 3050 fps with your WSM load if you've got a 23-24 inch barrel. I ran that exact load in one of my previous 23" WSMs with great success.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:30 AM
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Re: 180gr 300WSM loads? favorites?

I think you would spot on. Unfortunately the barrel is 20 inches, so they are going 2950 with the 190 grain accubond L R's. Very accurate, though. Shot a Roebuck in the back of the neck at 240 yds yesterday evening. Zeroed at 200, no drop at all!
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