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30-378 Weatherby load advice

 
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:02 PM
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30-378 Weatherby load advice

Going to start loading for the 30-378 weatherby accumark. Looking for suggestions from those who have experience loading for this cartridge and rifle. Thinking about 200 gr. AB and/or 180 gr. TSX. Looking for some ideas for a "hunting" round out to 700 yds and any loading suggestions for this caliber. Thanks

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Old 03-01-2008, 02:02 AM
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I've tried H1000, H4831SC, H50BMG, & RL22 with 180 accubonds and 200 SMKs. The best load I have so far from my accumark has been 117 grains of H50BMG with a 200 grain SMK. WMLR primer. OAL of 3.645". I was able to get a .345" group from 100 yards. I still have a lot more testing to do at 200 yards for accuracy. I also plan to try some 220 and 240 grain SMK's when I can get my hands on some.

Used the 200 SMK load last year to take a bull elk from over 600 yards. One shot, quick kill. Personally I wouldn't shoot less than 200 grain bullets for LR purposes.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:41 PM
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Here's an excellent place to look around. Work up to some of the max loads as they might be warm with certain bullets/guns.

30-378 Weatherby Magnum Custom Load Information
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:38 PM
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thanks for the info guys, im thinking I may start with 200 gr. AB with some H50BMG as soon as I can get my hands on some. Desertdiesel, what kind of velocity are you getting out of your 200 gr SMK/H50BMG?

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It was in the ball park of 3200 at the muzzle...
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Heck, My RUM does 3200 fps with a 200 gr bullet. With 92 gr of powder. mtmuley
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:46 PM
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I hear you Mtmuley...I plan to try some 220 and 240's. I read where guys are getting the same velocity (3200 range) with 220 grain bullets.
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