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Old 09-08-2012, 08:30 PM
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Re: Help out this rookie reloader.

Your 300wsm is a great cartridge. Here are my recommendations:

Powders:
Look at the Hodgdon 'Extreme' powders as they are not temp sensitive. Specifically, consider H4350, H4831SC, H1000

Primers:
You will need to experiment with the various magnum primers.

Bullets for deer, sheep, caribou:
208grain Hornady Amax or 215grain Berger Hybrid. Although both are 'target' bullets, they both perform VERY well on game.

Bullets for moose and bears:
Look at the 'tougher' bullets like Nosler Accubonds.

For reloading gear, I bought the basic RCBS kit. It has the basics to get you started. From there you will be able to add the various stuff you want/need.

Finally, hope you have a bunch of money as it's about to start leaking out of your wallet.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: Help out this rookie reloader.

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Your 300wsm is a great cartridge. Here are my recommendations:

Powders:
Look at the Hodgdon 'Extreme' powders as they are not temp sensitive. Specifically, consider H4350, H4831SC, H1000

Primers:
You will need to experiment with the various magnum primers.

Bullets for deer, sheep, caribou:
208grain Hornady Amax or 215grain Berger Hybrid. Although both are 'target' bullets, they both perform VERY well on game.

Bullets for moose and bears:
Look at the 'tougher' bullets like Nosler Accubonds.

For reloading gear, I bought the basic RCBS kit. It has the basics to get you started. From there you will be able to add the various stuff you want/need.

Finally, hope you have a bunch of money as it's about to start leaking out of your wallet.

EXCELLENT! I'll try them out. I'll check out Brentc's setups too and start trying to see what this rifle prefers to eat.

Thanks for the replies everyone! Now to go spend some $$.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Help out this rookie reloader.

Glad to provide whatever help I can.

Here's a good resource for reloading data:

308_31

Here's my testimonial for the 208Amax performance on game:

Annual Hunting Retreat and Amax Review
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Re: Help out this rookie reloader.

For the 300WSM I use Nosler brass winchester Magnum Primers, Berger VLD 210gr bullets, and Reloader 19 powder.
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