Re: New to reloading - 300 Win mag/308 Load Development
My favorite powder in the 300 win mag is invariably Reloader 22 with any 180 grain bullet. Maybe it is just my rifle but it shoots amazing groups with it. For just putting rounds down range and punching paper I like the 180-190 Hornady Match or Interlock. If just shooting deer, I like the interlock still. No need to spend the extra money on the accubond when the heavier construction is unneeded. But I like Accubonds for heavy tough stuff. As far as the .308 goes, a 168 is good and RL15 is my favorite in my old Win Model 100. You would have to see it to believe me but that gun consistently shoots 1/2 inch groups with 44.7 grains of RL15 and a 168 Hornady Match bullet. Not fast by ANY means, but Unbelievably accurate for a gun known for inaccuracy. If it had not been my grandfathers rifle of choice I never would have even worked with it.
How far is your dad going to be shooting the 300??? if under 500 yards at deer sized game the 168 is likely completely sufficient. It may make purchasing bullets easier on the two of you if you can both find one that shoots well from both rifles and does what you need it to do.
Last edited by cfvickers; 06-23-2011 at 08:43 AM.