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Favorite powder for the 300WM?

 
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:53 PM
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

regarding the magnum primer question. I have always used Win. large rifle 8 primers in my 300WinMag. I think that in some cases, a magnum primer works against slower propellants.

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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

Chrono will tell you why. Normally much higher ES and SD with magnum primers vs standard.

Just because the case is a magnum does not always mean it is better to use magnum primers.

Another reason why a chrono is an essential tool for extreme accuracy. Helps separate truth from "assumptions".

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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

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Just because the case is a magnum does not always mean it is better to use magnum primers.

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My information seems to be trending in that direction also.
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I have used H4831 forever, still puts 5 into 3/4ths inch groups. If I was starting out, I would have to try R22.

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.750 at what distance ?
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

Actionshooter , hey guy ,

I really don't know what is my favorite powder at this point and I have been at it on this caliber for a little over a year . By that I mean using the techniques and tips gleaned from this site and some others .

I have tried h1000, rl 22, h4831 , h4350, 190 smks , 210 wc's , 220 smks . Out to as far as 875 yds.

Tests are not finished and they are not conclusive but the most accurate load so far is re22 73.2 grs. under a 190 smk. That may be about to change as a load using the 210 gr wildcats and 78.8 gr. h1000 is poised to kick some but in the accuracy annd velocity department . Down range figures look to surpass my 220 smk over a charge of 75 grs of h1000@ 2800 fps .

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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

BH,

What std primer would be your choice for the 300 winnie or is it a " try'em all" proposition ?

Thanks , Jim
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Re: Favorite powder for the 300WM?

RL22 and Federal GM215M primers.

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