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Reduced Velocity 300 Win Mag Loads

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Using the wrong powder in reduced quantities can be dangerous. Hodgdon recommends H4895 because it ignites evenly in reduced loads. You can reduce their H4895 maximum recommended loads by 40%.
not in cold temps it can't. That's one of the powders that I had trouble with.
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    I don't think you understand.

    You shouldn't use the powders listed above.

    You should use H4895 powder and listed maximum loads for H4895 as a baseline.
    4895 sucks in a 300 win. It is good for 308 and 30-06 cases with normal or reduced loads but doesn't even have enough fill at full pressures, so why would you want to risk a squib or flash over with a half full case. Use a start load of 4350 or 760 and you'll hit 3K with a 165 at about 50KPSI, just make sure to use a mag. primer. It'll be safe to below zero temps. too, witch will not be true of 4895 or faster.
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    I'm surprised Hodgdon knows less about their powder than you.
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    Re: Reduced Velocity 300 Win Mag Loads

    Best results I have had is with RL25
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    I'm surprised Hodgdon knows less about their powder than you.
    Both of you are southern. It doesn't matter squat to either of you if it squibs in cold weather. Hodgdon shotshell powders like hs6 are very prone to squibbing in cold temps. too. I've had to knock more than one wad out of my barrel from their crap powders. If I'm shooting a load in sub freezing weather it WILL have greater than 80% load density. If you want I'll send you a few of my ruined 300 win cases to enjoy.
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    Re: Reduced Velocity 300 Win Mag Loads

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    I don't think you understand.

    You shouldn't use the powders listed above.

    You should use H4895 powder and listed maximum loads for H4895 as a baseline.

    H4350 and H4831 are both listed in the Hodgdon data for 165gr bullets. I plan on using their starting loads and working up if necessary without going full bore. Are you saying this would be unsafe?
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    H4350 and H4831 are both listed in the Hodgdon data for 165gr bullets. I plan on using their starting loads and working up if necessary without going full bore. Are you saying this would be unsafe?
    No, that wouldn't be unsafe. It also isn't a reduced load.
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