1,450 yard shots - 300 wsm (video)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous LRH Video' started by diderr, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Video from the state land today. Pushing the limits of the 300 wsm.
    The cold bore was less than a foot right, I didn't get that on film.
    Target Dist.- 1,443.2 yards .81 miles
    Target- 10"x12"x1/2" steel gong
    Date: March 13, 2008
    Rifle- Remington 700 police w/ Shilen
    Wind- 8.5 mph from 11:00
    Cal.- 300 wsm
    Muzzle Vel.- 2900fps
    Bullet Wt.- 190 gr
    Ballistic coeff.- 0.533
    Bullet drop- 55.2MOA or 66 feet
    Accuracy- sub 1/4 moa at 100 yards
    YouTube - 1450 yard steel target 300 wsm
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Cool video , I'll be installing a RifleBasix trigger and bedding a 300 WSM in a HS stock tomorrow then working up a load for it , this rig has a 30" 1-10 Rockcreek barrel on it the owner wants a 1500yd varmint gun , he is bringing a 200 molyed 210 gr Bergers , 4lbs of VVN560 , 4lbs or VVN165 and 500 Winchester cases to sort through and match prep for this gun.

    I haven't done alot of load work for the 300 WSM ,he is expecting 3000 FPS out of it , not sure that it'll do it and keep any kind of case life.

    what are the specs on your barrel and whats your load look like , 2900fps seems mid range to mild for the 190's
     

  3. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    I use Norma cases, 190 grn smk's, h4831sc out of a 24" shilen 1-10". I haven't chronoed my load yet, so I don't know for sure, just more of an educated guess.
     
  4. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Can you hear hits from that distance?
     
  5. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    not w/ the wind
     
  6. Coues Sniper

    Coues Sniper Well-Known Member

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    Pretty impressive in that finicky wind. :cool:
     
  7. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    With a custom action, 30" barrel and Norma brass, the 300 WSM will push a 210grn bullet at 3000fps. My gunsmith, here in town, shoots a 300 WSM with a 30" barrel, and he pushes the 208grn A-Max at a tad over 3000fps.

    W.
     
  8. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    my next barrel im going to be a 28" or a 30"
     
  9. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Diderr,

    Go with the 30" barrel. I was told a 1.11 twist barrel is perfect for the 208grn A-Max and 210grn Berger. The 300 WSM cartridge is awesome. I have been reading and hearing that it's performing very well in F-Class and 1000 yard Bench Rest comps.

    I just talked to a guy who just built a custom 6.5x300 WSM for Pdoggin past 1000 yards. He said the rifle is designed around a Nesika Model K Action and a Krieger 32", 1-8.5 twist barrel throated for the 139grn Lapua Scenar. He is pushing the 139grn Lapua Scenar at 3500+fps. He said it is unbelievably accurate.

    W.
     
  10. sullijr

    sullijr Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting a #1 in 6.5 300wsm for 3 years using Retumbo and 135 wildcat RBBT what is the load for139's? jack