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Old 10-08-2012, 10:15 AM
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300 WM load recipes for bergers

I would like to shoot a 185 berger through my 300 WM, what powders and velocities are you guys using and getting out of them? 168s or anything close to it i just would like to know what is working for you guys or what could work for me. im shooting a 23 in barrel and 1 in 10 twist,

all input is appreciated thanks
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:00 AM
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Re: 300 WM load recipes for bergers

I prefer the 210's or the 230's in our 300 win mags. I am also testing the 215's this week getting ready for antelope hunting. With a fragmenting bullet like the Bergers I always advise using one of the larger for caliber offerings.

With your short barrel I would go with a 210 and start with 73 gr of H-1000 and work up looking for an accuracy node. You should get 2800 fps or close. Maybe more.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: 300 WM load recipes for bergers

thanks broz, i would like to get around the 3000 fps because thats what i am getting out of my hornady 180s just dont know what kind of powders and grs will work well with 185 bergers
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: 300 WM load recipes for bergers

The BC of the heavier bergers will overcome any muzzle velocity advantage you get from the lighter 185. When all things are compared the higher BC heavier bullet will retain more downrange energy and velocity. I load the 230 Berger OTM in the WM at just under 2800 fps.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: 300 WM load recipes for bergers

i dont know if i heard right but are some people using retumbo?
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Re: 300 WM load recipes for bergers

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i dont know if i heard right but are some people using retumbo?
It's possible; my brother used it in his ruger #1 stainless in 300 win. It was accurate enough with 200 grain speer bullets to prarie dog hunt with. A 200 grain speer trucking out of a 26" 300 win at 3000 fps will just plain HURT the little rats, mound and all sometimes. You are going to hit high powder compression before high pressure at normal seating depth.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:38 AM
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Re: 300 WM load recipes for bergers

Do you by any chance know the min and max grains for that? thanks everyone all this info is very helpful. i emailed berger to ask but still no response
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