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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:01 PM
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300 wby load data??

Hey guys I just bought a 300 wby and I'm trying to find a good load using any of these for powder:

H1000
Retumbo
Imr 7828 ssc

And any if these bullets:

Berger vld 185
Berger vld 190
Berger vld 210
Hornady Amax 208

Anything to get me started in the right direction would be awesome and greatly appreciated!

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    Re: 300 wby load data??

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    Originally Posted by 500mag_guy View Post
    Hey guys I just bought a 300 wby and I'm trying to find a good load using any of these for powder:

    H1000
    Retumbo
    Imr 7828 ssc

    And any if these bullets:

    Berger vld 185
    Berger vld 190
    Berger vld 210
    Hornady Amax 208

    Anything to get me started in the right direction would be awesome and greatly appreciated!

    500mag
    Consider yourself lucky, b/c my Berger manual came in today...

    DO NOT start with the max load.....Work your way up to it 1/2 a grain at a time. Just trying to help you incase you are new to reloading.

    These are the starting and max loads my Berger manual lists for each weight bullets.

    185 VLD:

    H1000 - Starting: 75.0....Max: 83.5
    Retumbo - Not Listed
    Imr 7828 ssc - Starting: 72.5....Max: 78.7

    190 VLD:

    H1000 - Starting: 75.0....Max: 83.3
    Retumbo - Starting: 78.0....Max: 84.5
    Imr 7828 ssc - Starting: 72.5....Max: 78.2

    210 VLD:

    H1000 - Starting: 76.5.....Max: 80.5
    Retumbo - Starting: 77.5....Max: 81.5
    Imr 7828 ssc - Starting: 71.5....Max: 75.2

    Hornady 208 A-Max - My Hornady 9th Edition manual doesn't list the .208 A-Max for the .300 Wby Mag. Sorry.

    Hope the rest of this helps.
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    Unread 03-26-2013, 10:42 PM
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    Re: 300 wby load data??

    Your awesome man!

    Really appreciate it and will hopefully be able to start some loading...

    Sometimes I hate how picky I am with my accuracy it can really burn a guy out on reloading lol just got done with my 308 and thought I was in the clear for a while then bang new gun....

    Thanks again!

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    Consider yourself lucky, b/c my Berger manual came in today...

    DO NOT start with the max load.....Work your way up to it 1/2 a grain at a time. Just trying to help you incase you are new to reloading.

    These are the starting and max loads my Berger manual lists for each weight bullets.

    185 VLD:

    H1000 - Starting: 75.0....Max: 83.5
    Retumbo - Not Listed
    Imr 7828 ssc - Starting: 72.5....Max: 78.7

    190 VLD:

    H1000 - Starting: 75.0....Max: 83.3
    Retumbo - Starting: 78.0....Max: 84.5
    Imr 7828 ssc - Starting: 72.5....Max: 78.2

    210 VLD:

    H1000 - Starting: 76.5.....Max: 80.5
    Retumbo - Starting: 77.5....Max: 81.5
    Imr 7828 ssc - Starting: 71.5....Max: 75.2

    Hornady 208 A-Max - My Hornady 9th Edition manual doesn't list the .208 A-Max for the .300 Wby Mag. Sorry.

    Hope the rest of this helps.
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    Re: 300 wby load data??

    Really had good luck with Reloader 25 in my Weatherby 300
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    Re: 300 wby load data??

    Have you noticed any temperature sensitivity with rl-25?

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    Really had good luck with Reloader 25 in my Weatherby 300
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    Re: 300 wby load data??

    I ran some loads using the 210 VLD with the powders you had posted up (to include the RL#25 that was suggested)

    The best performance out of all of them turned out to be the IMR with the RL#25 taking 2nd place.

    Here's the readout for the IMR powder:



    Hope this helps you some,...
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    Re: 300 wby load data??

    Is there a certain die set that is best for the .300 wby? Anyone know where i can get a used set or a new place to buy my reloading supplies online the closest place for me is about an hour away or more.
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