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Old 07-01-2011, 09:26 PM
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300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

Looking for powder ideas. Nosler only lists a few. Still pretty new to reloading so all I have on hand is h1000 but am looking to expand the powder selection.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:25 PM
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Re: 300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

RL22 can be a might temp. sensitive, but rare is the 300WM that won't shoot 75 gr. behind the 180BT & Fed 215M very, very well.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:37 PM
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Re: 300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

I have used H4350 and RL22 with this bullet.
Accuracy (.3") with my rifle and this bullet was found at 69.0gn of H4350 (3094fps) but I took it up to 71.0g (.7" and 3154fps) but settled on the milder load at the time. I was using the 9.5M primer.
With RL22, I settled on 75.5gn (book max) and used the BR2. Accuracy ran .752" for a five shot groups with an average velocity of 3093fps. During the warmer months, accuracy ran a little tighter and velocity was about 20-25fps faster but this testing was done in Novenber (northen VA).
I also tried the 190gn SMK with RL25 and H1000. RL25 didn't show anything promising in my rifle but H1000 with the CCI250 was excellent. The tightest group I ever shot in this rifle (.142") came at 79.0gn, velocity averaged 3078fps. It was hot that day, 94deg with heat index of 110deg, but I took it to 80.5gn in 1/2 gn increments and accuracy stayed under .522".
Another good bullet/powder combo was the 178gn A-Max with IMR4831 and the CCI250. I only tried 72.5 and 73.0gn and settled on 72.5. Velocity was .2995" and velocity averaged 3168fps. 73.0gn was .5375" and 3238fps.
Hope this helps. JohnnyK.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:40 AM
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Re: 300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

I use 73.5grns imr4350 under the 180s with BR2s and a 3.450 oal for a hunting load. Its fast and accurate.
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Re: 300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

This worked for me....
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:04 AM
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Re: 300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

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This worked for me....
Hmmm, like I mentioned before
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:08 PM
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Re: 300wm 180gr nosler ballistic tip

Win WXR suppose to be identical or close to RL 22. Best part is an 8lb keg 104.00.
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