Re: Accurate powder scale
Well.....as I said, I switched from RL22 to H1000 and what a difference it made on the accuracy. The Savage just did not like the RL22 ( maybe it was the temperature variation issue with RL22. I started with 77 gr of H1000 and worked up in .2 gr increments. When I got to 77.9 gr, I started having issues with the sticky bolt again, but no other pressure signs at all. The MV with the 77.9 gr was 2977. I started backing off .1 gr at a time and decided to go with 77.6 gr. I shot five rounds with this load, and had MV from 2937-2948, which is the tightest group of MV that I have ever gotten loading the 300 Win Mag. All of these loads were using the Nosler E-Tip, so I am getting pretty close to the Winchester factory load specs of 2950 fps. I am pretty happy with this load, but still can't shoot this load as well as I can the Winchester XP3. Damn it all! I wish I could come upon a train wreck carrying those bullets and that powder. I would be shoveling it into the back of my truck for sure. I absolutely love shooting those XP3's but paying $54 for a box of 20 is sinful.