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300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

 
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:15 PM
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300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

I noticed a while back on another BB a bit of a reloading controversy with the 300WSM and 200gr bullets but didn't have time to read through the thread. Any problems with using 200gr Accubonds in a 300WSM? I have used the 200gr Accubond in a Tikka T3 300WSM with W760 the only problem I had was the most accurate load was 2825-2850 fps which I felt was a little slow. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:14 PM
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Re: 300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

No problem with the 200 gr bullets in the 300WSM. Depending on your maximum length (I'm not sure about the Tikka), your only problem could be case capacity. Tests have shown that using up case capacity by seating deep isn't the huge problem some folks think. I would seat out to max length of your magazine and/or off the lands for your rifle and proceed forward. Two powders you might try are Western Hunter or Vit N560. The Vit is the powder Nosler uses for all theit accuracy testing in the 300WSM. We can't get the lot of W760 that the factory uses, so it is not the fastest velocities possible. Good luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:51 AM
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Re: 300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

Thanks wapiti! maybe the issue is compressing the powder. What is the problem with compressing the powder? I have compressed the powder plenty of times with no apparent problems, or is the concern maybe it is dangerous to compress powder. I have heard it crunch lots of times when pressing in the bullet on the press.
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:58 PM
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Re: 300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

I have compressed powder quite often as well with no problems. If you crush to much you may see an increase in the burn rate. I don't know if you could actually accomplish this. It takes quite a bit of pressure to actually crush a grain of powder.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:41 PM
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Re: 300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

FWIW, The two loads my 270 shoots the best is 65 gr of MagPro and 64 gr of H1000 under a 130 NBT. I have to use a 2 ft drop tube just to get the powder to fit in the case. The bullets are seated so that the boat tail to the base of the neck. They are very compressed loads, but they are the best by far in my rifle. I just finished using the FinalFinish product in the rifle, but I couldn't get pics of the targets just yet. When I can, I will post the whole process for the masses to pick-over and poke holes in it. I will soon be using the same FF products in a 708 and 7RM.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:59 PM
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Re: 300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

I had asked the same question with the 300 SAUM,the response from the moderator was using 200 gr bullets in these short mags takes up to much powder space and defeats the purpose.I mentioned having the chamber throated to this size bullet and was reminded that it would effectively become a single shot (which I dont mind) because of the magazine length restriction.Im just interested in playing around with the short mag to see how it performs in a sendero based gun.Anyone else done any long range with any of the short mags?
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:48 AM
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Re: 300WSM 200gr Accubond controversy ??

I have used 200gr Accubonds with several different powders in my sons 300WSM with a cartridge OAL less than the max length listed in some cases a lot less than max. So far I have seen no bad affects, the 200gr Accubond presses in with a little bit of a crunch other than that no big deal. I don't see why this would be dangerous or see anything negative about compressing the powder somewhat?
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