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Question on a 300wsm

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Unread 11-21-2013, 08:05 PM
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Re: Question on a 300wsm

Hunt4, loaded 185 gr Berger VLD Hunting with H4350 and 215M primers for my friend. The load shot .620 group @ 100 yds from a Savage stainless 24 inch barrel in a bedded Boyd's thumb hole stock. Next we will tweak seating depth looking for smaller group.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: Question on a 300wsm

If you really want long range you'll have to step into the higher BC bullets, which generally means heavier. Normally, I'd say go with Berger, but not knowing how your Ruger's chamber and magazine are set up a safe bet is the 200 grain Accubond with 7828ssc or RL17. It's easy to load and works really well seated deep to fit into the magazine. The 180s are great bullets too, but the 200 will give you more long range capability if that's what you're looking for.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:43 AM
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Re: Question on a 300wsm

My MRC1999 with 25" tube likes 180 and 200gr Accubonds over RL19 or RL22 and Fed 215M primer. Wanted to try RL17 and 7828sc but couldn't come up with any recently.

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Unread 11-23-2013, 03:55 PM
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Re: Question on a 300wsm

Originally Posted by Hunt4muleys View Post
I would like to shoot long range also. If I shoot the 215 is that to big for deer?
As mentioned by other posters lighter bullets (less than 180 gr) do better in the 300 WSM. But for long distance shooting the 208 Amax runs a BC of .64 so it will do much better for long range any carry better in crosswinds and retain incredible hitting power. Haven't tried the 215 berger since I'm maxed out already with the long 208 in my R1 Benelli. I got them to fit the clip with R19 powder. Depends on what type of rifle you have and the bore back space to lands available. I lose about .25 MOA accuracy running the 208 versus the 165 but the long range gains balance to its favor.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 06:29 PM
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Re: Question on a 300wsm

64.5 Gr. Imr 4350 behind a 178 Amax w/ Fed 210 seated about .030 off the lands should get you in the ball park. decent speed and very good accuracy from what i have witnessed in multiple rifles. I start at 62 grains and worked up. i could go hotter but no reason too. I'm getting 2935 fps +/- 10 fps. and 1/2" MOA. plenty enough. Remember we are shooting short mags. from what ive seen the 300 WSM can be a little touchy with pressure so be careful. pay attention to what your rifle is telling you. she will let you know very quickly when you piss her off. 66.5 grains is what the hornady book is calling max.

Another nice load is 63 grains IMR 4350 behind 168 NBT w/ Fed 210. This one likes to jump. i have it set .045. My rifle likes jump if ya haven't noticed.

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