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Old 04-08-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

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Does anyone have pet loads to offer?

Regarding the 215gr and 230gr Bergers: I gather these are the Hybrid Target bullets? Are they appropriate for hunting? I see the 190gr and 210gr Hunting VLD bullets on the Berger hunting bullet listing.
For the 210's in a 300 win. Start with 74 gr of H-1000 and work up. I seat them -.020" off the lands to start. Once you have a charge weight fine tune with seating depth.

For the 230's in a 300 win. start with 70 gr of H-1000 and work up. Again start .020" off the lands.


Tactical OTM's. We have tested them on antelope from 300 to 738 yrds, large Mule deer to 893 yards and elk from 300 to 511 yards so far. All were one shot and done and complete pass throughs with nice 1 1/2" exits.

The 215's I am getting ready to test are " Hybrid Targets" I will post up when they have proven to me to work well in accuracy and low wind drift. Once this is proven I will do my own testing for terminal preformance starting with antelope and working up to elk if all looks good.

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

Thanks for the info broz. I have seen the limitations of the barnes first hand, no bone no expantion. That is one reson I want to change also wind drift is bad. My rifle is a browning A bolt, I dont have a fowling problem with it. With the barnes load at max mag length, it is .189 off of lands. I will try the 210 grn berger first. Thanks to every one one this site for all the knowlege you share!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:41 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

Received a quick reply to my load data request to Berger. Looks like H1000 and Retumbo are good choices. RL22 is a few fps behind, but still in the running. Appreciate the support from everyone here. Now I need to get some bullets ordered, cartridges loaded and chrono/accuracy testing completed!
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

Broz,What pipe length and velocity? Been shooting with a bud that just picked up a Sako Finnlight 300 wm.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:45 PM
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Broz,What pipe length and velocity? Been shooting with a bud that just picked up a Sako Finnlight 300 wm.
From the Broughton 5C's 28" and 210's, one is at 2916 and my custom actioned rifle is 2995. The 230's from a 28 we get 2775. This is with Lapua 300 win mag brass

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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

Thanks,Whe're in the ball park then
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

I dropped a few elk with 180 Accubonds in my 300WM. Was thinking of testing a few others out this year until someone pointed out: "if it ain't broke don't fix it". I load 75.5 gr of RL-22 and push 180 Accubonds out the barrel at 3,000 fps. The last two elk I dropped were one shot at 297 & 350 yards (btw the longest shots I ever had to make as well). The 180s performed well at 100 yds and at 350. I'm sticking with Accubonds
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