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Unread 09-13-2006, 10:14 AM
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More Speed

I have been working on a load for my .300 win mag. I had 200 gr Accubonds grouping sub 1/2 MOA.However when I chronoed them Iwas only gettting around 2700 ( 200 gr Accubond and 76,5 gr of H 1000) Any thoughts on getting more speed without sacrificing accuracy too much. Some say drop bullet weight. I am trying 180's and maybe soem 165's but I feel I should be able to shoot the 200's at least 2900. I should mention that I have a 22" barrel, yes 22". I will re barrel in the future but I am trying to get ready for Nov in MT. All suggestions gladly accepted. Thanks
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    Unread 09-13-2006, 10:49 AM
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    Re: More Speed

    Why? speed isnt everything. the elk or deer wont know the difference. If it is a accurite load then stick with it. At 500 yards the speed will only net you @ 3/4 moa thats easy to correct for.

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    Unread 09-13-2006, 10:56 AM
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    Re: More Speed

    Being greener than grass at this I was concerned about having enough down range energy and also compensating for the trajectory. If I don't find a better loasd,I will use this load and keep my range limited to not beyond 300. Will this be enough at 300? I wish the groups didn't open as I put more powder in because I was impressed with the one hole.
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    Unread 09-13-2006, 11:29 AM
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    Re: More Speed

    You've got enough energy to kill any deer in NA as far as you can accuratly shoot. 5-6-7-800 yds will be no problem if you can hit it.
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    Unread 09-13-2006, 12:17 PM
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    Good I think I can hit them to 350 or so but I have never shot at one farther than that. I don't think I will try this fall either. I will just try to get closer. Thanks for the info
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    Unread 09-13-2006, 07:24 PM
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    Re: More Speed

    you will have more than enough energy for Elk at 300yds like Bill said even out to 800yds.
    That bullet has a great BC for a hunting bullet and will drift alot less than the 180 or 165 gr bullets in wind even if the lighter bullets are started faster.

    But , you can try some R-22 and Vihtavuori N-560. The latter powder has been proven to be hard on barrels but for a deer and elk gun that is shot less than a couple hundered time a year its great stuff and since you gonna rebarrel anyway this will help speed the process.

    But like it was mentioned speed isin't everthing cause no
    matter what , "you can miss em fast enough to kill em"
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    Unread 09-16-2006, 06:41 AM
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    Re: More Speed

    I would take a 200 gr load that shoots .5 at 2700 any day hunting and not worry about.
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