Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Sauer 202 in .300 Win Mag help

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: N. Central Indiana
Posts: 550
Sauer 202 in .300 Win Mag help

My buddy has the above rifle, 26" muzzle to bolt face, 1:10 twist. He's just going to start reloading (at my house) because he can't get this rifle to shoot any better than 1.25 to 1.5 MOA with ANY factory ammo.

This year the focus is on Mulies and Antelope, next year it will be Elk. Do you guys have any suggestions on loads? I've got a good selection of powder and primers, and he's been saving his brass. (It's a mis-mosh of different mfg.'s, and he'll probably just go buy a couple hundred pieces of new stuff to start afresh.) The scope and rings are good (Swaro 6-24 x 50 Habicht w/target turrets) He's had it 4 years and has run at the most 200 rounds thru it. It's currently residing on my cleaning bench getting ready for a good bath.;) I'm not saying that it's dirty, but I'd rather check for myself!

He's primiarly looking for a good load for out to 500 Yds on Mulies/Pronghorn. Where should we start, how far off the lands, and what increments should I alter the seating depth?

The rifle is at my house because I'll do the load development, (I can shoot to 350 Yds in the backyard) and he'll do the loading for his shooting/hunting. It doesn't help that he lives 90 miles away in Illinois....:(

I told him that he'll have to buy bullets, Accubonds, SMK's and VLD's, but I don't know what to tell him to get for his 1:10 barrel. (weight wise)
I know that the short length barrel will limit the speed to an extent.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-14-2008, 06:48 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern Wisconsin
Posts: 1,308
If it were me I'd start with the Accubonds, prefer the 200s myself but wouldn't hesitate to use the 180s especially on mulies and pronghorn.

I shoot the 200s out of a 26" 1:10 twist Savage 300 WM without any problems, accuracy is sub MOA and you can seat them to fit in the magazine since they don't seem to mind a jump to the lands. Try 70-72 gr of Re-22 if you've got it, mine likes 71 grs even with Fed 215 primers, good for about 2940 fps.

Chris
__________________
Ignorance can be treated with education, sadly there is no cure for stupidity.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Sauer 202 in .300 Win Mag help
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTS Sauer 202 in 308 unfired sbruni Guns For Sale 0 06-15-2011 05:28 PM
Sig Sauer Equinox .40 gunfanatic87 Guns For Sale 0 04-21-2010 03:37 PM
WTS: Two Sauer 202 rifles gruggier Guns For Sale 2 05-29-2008 06:04 PM
Sauer 202 ....What bases are available?? Andy D Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 02-07-2007 04:37 PM
Sauer 202 pics Brown Dog Equipment Discussions 3 11-21-2004 12:42 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 30.06%
49 Votes
NO - 54.60%
89 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.34%
25 Votes
Total Votes: 163
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC