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Unread 09-20-2009, 08:58 AM
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300wsm powders

Hey All,

I have a Tikka T3 stainless in 300WSM and want to load 165 Hornady SST. The 2 powders I have are Varget and IMR-4350. I like the idea of Varget because of the temperature stability but the Hornady people don't recommend it, even though it is listed in numerous reloading manuals.


Your advice on this is much appreciated.

Brian
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    Hello and welcome to LRH.com!

    I have the same rifle ... good choice! I primarily shoot the 180 gr AB's in mine and I like H4350 for mine. If memory serves, I use varget for 110 gr vmax's out of it. IMR and H are very close to eachother and the H is much more temp stable than IMR. Reloader 17 would be another option, it is also very close to the IMR and H 4350. Standard LRprimers is all you need in the wsm.
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    In my order of profference....

    RL 17
    H4350
    H4831sc

    However, I'm not sure about RL 17's temp sensitivity yet... that would be a big consideration for me. It does give very good velocity.

    Varget is not the best powder for the 300 WSM

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    Thanks for the help, I'll start with the IMR. BTW what load are you using for the 110gr Vmax.

    Brian
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    MRP
    RL17
    H4350

    Is my order of preference. 7 years now.

    BH
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    So far I've shot RL-19, Varget, and H4381sc through my plain jane Weatherby Vanguard with 150 gr Hornady SST. All three were acceptably accurate for 200yard shooting but Varget won hands down in accuracy. I got MOA accuracy with Varget. I haven't done anything to 'accurize' my weatherby either.
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    vv560 with the 168 class bullets
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