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300WM 208GR A-MAX load recommendations.

 
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:52 AM
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300WM 208GR A-MAX load recommendations.

I just ordered some 208gr A-Max bullets for my 300WM. Does anyone recommend any loads for this bullet or similar bullet with Rl-22 or IMR-4831? They will be shot out of a 24" 1-10" twist barrel and will be used for hunting out to about 500yds.

Thanks for any info!!

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Old 02-05-2008, 10:08 PM
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75gr of RL-25, 215M, win cases shoot a real nice group but not
dont with testing of powders but RL-25 has shown the best groups so far.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:39 PM
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my brother and my 300 wm like imr 7828. 71 to 73 grains with bullet just at or in rifling.be carefull.oh, cci br-2 primers.3" to 4" 3shot groups at 650 yards.jason
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:04 AM
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What about loads for the 210gr Bergers and Sierras. Would they be comparible to the 208gr A-Max?

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:22 PM
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These are my results to this point.

Load #1: Rl-22 @ 70gr, Win brass, F215 = 2654fps & .662" 3-shot group.

Load #2: Rl-22 @ 71gr, same = 2731fps & 1.17" 3-shot group.

Load #3: Rl-22 @ 72gr, same = 2779fps & .642" 3-shot group.

All with no pressure signs. Do these velocities look normal for a 24" Barrel? I also had a scope ring come loose on load #2!

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:24 PM
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Your results are pretty close to what quick load guesses.

It guesses......70 grains should do about 2733
71 2771
72 2809

Quickload guesses you may be able to work up to just a hair under 2900 fps and still be at about 64k pressure.
Again these are guess but if I were you I'd start working from 72 grains in .3 or .4 grain increments and see if you hit a really good accuracy "node".
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: 300WM 208GR A-MAX load recommendations.

any else have any more recipes and results for 208gr Amax in 300WM?

ill be using RL22 and H1000...
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