208 AMAX, 300 Winnie

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dennisinaz, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. dennisinaz

    dennisinaz Member

    Messages:
    13
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    While hunting with my buddy this week, he showed me his backup rifle, a 300 Winchester (Tikka). He showed me his ammo which loaded for him by some 80-year-old guy he knows. The box had printed on it :
    67.5 grains IMR 4350
    208 grain AMAX, 3025 fps

    The barrel looks like a standard 24" barrel with a brake added on

    I find it hard to believe he can get this velocity out of a 300 Winchester, 208 and especially using a powder as fast as 4350.

    Anybody have any thoughts on this load? I want to chronograph it for him but not if it is so hot it is bordering on unsafe!

    Seems like H1000 and the likes would be much better powder choice for this bullet.

    Dennis
     

  2. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    297
    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Hornady book 8, lists imr 4350- 66.7gr max for velocity of 2800fps. Think the 3025 on box is way high, someone needs to check their chronograph or better yet get a new one.
    I'm shooting 208 a-max out of a 26" 300wm with h1000 for just over 2900. Things get sticky once I get over 2970.
     

  3. dennisinaz

    dennisinaz Member

    Messages:
    13
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    I am going to offer to chrono this load for him. We ought to pick a target out at 1000 and see how low he hits too!!
     
  4. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    436
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    I shoot a tikka 300 win 26" bl.

    R22 73gr. Fed 215 208 amax 2898. 1/2 moa all the way out.