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Old 09-08-2011, 04:25 PM
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Magpro powder

I tried magpro powder on my wifes 300SAUM and it didn't like it so I got rid of it, now I have a 280AI and I am torn between powders and bullets. Because temps can varry so much here in Idaho I want to stay away from RE22. I have some H4831SC, everyone says thats a good powder for that caliber, but I am curious about magpro powder. I have only shot the gun a couple times and was thinking at first to go with 140gr accubonds, but I was at the gun shop the other day and they had a box of 162gr A-Max and I just had to buy them.
So any advices out there????
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:39 PM
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Re: Magpro powder

I've had really good luck with Ramshots Magnum. I run 67.5 with 162 A-max at 3009 fps, nice little bug hole groups and holds good out to 1450 yrds.
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Re: Magpro powder

How temp stable is the ramshot magnum powder???
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:00 PM
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Re: Magpro powder

I love Magpro in my 280AI.

64gr behind the 162Amax in Nosler 280AI cases sparked by a WLR gets me an accurate 3050 fps out of my 26" PacNor 3 groove.

Quickload estimates just over 62Kpsi and 3051 fps.

According to Accurate Powder the max load with a 160gr bullet is 65gr of Magpro but I'm calling 64gr max in my rifle.

Magpro has quickly become my favorite powder for suitable cartridges and it is stellar in the 270 Winchester too!
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Re: Magpro powder

I like those speeds, but how is the stability in colder weather, here in Idaho one day it can be 65 and then the next day we have a foot of snow on the ground.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:28 PM
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Re: Magpro powder

I'll find out when it gets cold around here.

I'm not concerned if I lose even 100 fps though.

I worked the load up at around 75 degrees so it'll be safe in the winter and the trajectory difference is miniscule at the ranges I'd shoot at.
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Re: Magpro powder

Where abouts are you at??? guess I best save up my pennies and buy a bottle of magpro and give it a try. I had talked to Aaron Davidson from long range pursuit and he thought I should try 168gr bergers I still like the 162 A-Max bullets more.
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