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Old 09-30-2013, 06:15 AM
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.300 win mag with 208gr Amax

Hello, I am now developing a new load for my Blaser r93 .300 win mag. This load is gona be used for long range hunting up to 1000m.

I have a small problem. Due to small receiver I can not seat the bullet into the land, because i want to be able to have more than one round in the magazine.

So my question is, is it better to make it as long as the magazine can hold it or should I seat the bullet deeper in the case?
Is better crimping it or not?

Thanks, Tomaž
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:48 AM
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Re: .300 win mag with 208gr Amax

Blaser makes beautiful rifles!

The .208 A-Max would not be my first choice on hunting, esp on big game. I've harvested a doe and coyote using 178gr and 208gr A-Max beyond 300 yards but still would not recommend it for your hunting range. There are others here that have taken bigger games at further distances though.

I'd consider looking into the heaviest VLD bullets from Berger or Matrix you can push and take advantage of its BC.

Unless you single shot, I'd load them to magazine length where you can chamber them safely and consistently without jamming - for that ever important follow up shot as required.

Good luck and happy safe hunting/shooting.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:02 AM
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Re: .300 win mag with 208gr Amax

Thanks Feenix.

I would really like to use berger bullets, but it is hard to find them here in Europe...
I have the chance of using sierra match kings, but i thing that A max should be better or not?

Do you suggest crimping bullets or not?
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:41 AM
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Re: .300 win mag with 208gr Amax

I use the 208gr amax for my lr load. I get by using it as a single shot do to COL issue you have correctly pointed out. Never needed a second shot. My close in light rifle is a ruger #1. Seat it deeper and go with freebore. If you have to crimp, the jacket might be to light for that and you should look for a bullet that better suits your requirements. Good luck with your rifle.
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Blaser makes beautiful rifles!

The .208 A-Max would not be my first choice on hunting, esp on big game.

I'd consider looking into the heaviest VLD bullets from Berger or Matrix you can push and take advantage of its BC.
Seeing as how I'm new to A-Max's if you don't mind my asking, why would you not prefer the 208gr A-Max?

And I had never heard of the Matrix RBT. Thanks for mentioning them. I went to their site after I read this and wow, their .284 VLDs and the .308 210gr VLD have some pretty astonishing BCs. Their 194gr. RBT isn't bad either.

Thanks FEENIX. That's why I really enjoy this site so much. There is a plethora of experts here who are THE source in this long range shooting endeavor!

Always grateful,

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:14 PM
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Seeing as how I'm new to A-Max's if you don't mind my asking, why would you not prefer the 208gr A-Max?

And I had never heard of the Matrix RBT. Thanks for mentioning them. I went to their site after I read this and wow, their .284 VLDs and the .308 210gr VLD have some pretty astonishing BCs. Their 194gr. RBT isn't bad either.

Thanks FEENIX. That's why I really enjoy this site so much. There is a plethora of experts here who are THE source in this long range shooting endeavor!

Always grateful,

DocB
DocB,

Because I have better choices, i.e., Berger VLD, Matrix VLD, NABs, etc... I would use the others before I'd use A-Max. Even though my experience did not require a follow up shot, I don't have enough personal experience like others to recommend it as ideal hunting round. The antelope doe and muley doe I shot had very tiny entry and exit wounds, but the internal organs were all souped up. On the other hand, the coyote was basically blown in half.

As noted, there are others that have very good success with them. If you do a custom search (top right), you'll yield pretty good result.

Good luck!
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DocB,

Because I have better choices, i.e., Berger VLD, Matrix VLD, NABs, etc... I would use the others before I'd use A-Max. Even though my experience did not require a follow up shot, I don't have enough personal experience like others to recommend it as ideal hunting round. The antelope doe and muley doe I shot had very tiny entry and exit wounds, but the internal organs were all souped up. On the other hand, the coyote was basically blown in half.

As noted, there are others that have very good success with them. If you do a custom search (top right), you'll yield pretty good result.

Good luck!
My experience with several 450+ yd kills on mule deer is exactly the opposite. Exit holes the size of a grapefruit, seeing the hits, it is like a fire hose blast on the exit hole side of the buck. My MV is 3208 from my 30" bbl'd 300RUM.
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