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Favorite powder for the 300WM?

 
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:27 PM
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Favorite powder for the 300WM?

I'm going to try the 200 Accubonds in my 300WM, not sure which powder I should go with. I have cans of IMR 4350 and 4831 which I was using for other calibers.
Any suggestions?
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:38 PM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

H-1000
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:02 AM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

I use 200gr Accubonds with IMR 4350 in my 300WM. I run 68.8gr @ 2850 or so fps. I have gone as high as 69.0 gr @ 2950, but brass life was only for 2 shots or so. As always, start with a lower load and work up. All bullets are seated to fit in the magazine.
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:40 AM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

R22
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:33 AM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

R22 can be very accurate , however lot to lot variance can be a big deal.

IMR 4350 is good up to 180 wt. bullets

H1000 good 200 gr. bullet wt. and up
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:04 PM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

180 grain bullets - IMR 4831
200 grain bullets - H1000
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:19 PM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

Reloader 22 gave me the best mix of velocity and accuracy, but H 4831sc was the most consistant-just a little slower then R22. I have some H1000 but have not tried it.
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