300 Tejas

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Tall, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Tall

    Tall Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of buying a 300 Tejas. I have a buddy who also shoots the Tejas. Does anybody know how to get dies for the 300 Tejas? Do you use the 300 Rum to load the 300 Tejas? Any insight on the subject would be appreciated.
     
  2. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep Well-Known Member

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    Don't know where in Utah you are, but the originators of the Tejas cartridges are in Ogden.
    My guess, is you fireform the cases, and then just necksize from there

    What is Tejas? - Cross Canyon Arms

    Cross Canyon Arms
    2020 Painter Lane
    West Haven
    Utah
    84401
    801-731-0172
    sales@cc-arms.com
     

  3. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Cross Canyon Arms would be the best place to buy the dies. You use 300 RUM brass and can supposedly once the brass if formed you can increase load data from a regular RUM by 10%.

    Brad at CCA can give you all the data you need.
     
  4. JOWEL

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    Most the same as the old ackley??????
     
  5. Tall

    Tall Well-Known Member

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    I have been in to talk to Brad but I didn't ask him about reloading information. I just thought it was one of those deals were they want you to buy ammo from them and pay allot more for it. They would have to pay somebody to hand load the ammo so I would think it would be expensive.
     
  6. Trickymissfit

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    I can't see a barrel life longer than 500 rounds, and that'd be pushing it. The basic .300 WBY mag case is already overbore with anything under 190 grains. Then you move up to a load that takes at least 20 grains more powder for at best 150fps?

    I'd call it a barrel maker's dream come true!
    gary
     
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  9. Fiftydriver

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    Just read this old post,

    500 round barrel life at the most, COME ON GUYS!!!

    Coming from someone that has designed and released over 25 wildcats in my Allen Magnum and Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical families of wildcats that MANY of which have expansion ratios that make the 300 Tejas look like a 308 Win, you will get MANY more rounds down the barrel then 500 IF you take care of your barrel, limit shot strings to 3 rounds and keep the barrel clean.

    I have many dozen 338 Allen Magnums in the field that have well over 500 rounds down the bore and some pushing 1000 rounds down the bore. This round makes the 300 tejas look like a popgun with its 145-150 gr powder charged and driving 265 to 300 gr bullets to 3300 to 3550 fps.

    Not trying to flame anyone here but the claim that overbored chamberings are nothing but barrel burners is simply a falacy these days. With our modern barrel steel and modern powders, its not like it was many years ago.

    My 7mm ALLEN MAGNUM for example has a slightly larger case capacity then the 300 Tejas and necked down to 7mm and when cared for properly they will last close to 1000 rounds down the bore easily.

    Just can not sit back and hear this bashing as its simply not true. I feel its based more in inexperience more then anything else.

    That said, if you want a rifle that you can put 100 rounds through every shooting session, get a smaller gun because you will burn the throat very quickly. If you want to shoot 10 shot strings, get a smaller chambering.

    These rifles are designed for long range precision big game hunting, not high volume shooting, use rifles as they are designed and they will last a LONG time. My personal 7mm ALLEN MAGNUM has been in heavy use for over 8 seasons now, It was used originally for load development and ballistic testing for R&D for that wildcat, and not overly nice to it at times. I figured it would be ready for a new barrel several years ago and have a new barrel sitting on the rack ready for that use. Its been sitting there for 4 seasons and last year when I varified the 100 and 800 yard zeros the rifle shot a 3/8" three shot group at 100 yards and a 4.5" three shot group at 800 yards. This out of a 7.5 lb bare rifle weight rifle in one of the most extreme chamberings on the planet and after around 800 rounds down the barrel.

    When I released the 7mm AM all I heard was how you would not even be able to develope a good load for it before the throat was burnt, BUNK. Don't fall for the opinions, learn the facts and take care of your rifles bore and do not overheat it.

    Just wanted to add some solid information for those that may read some of these opinions and become spooked by the very short barrel life charges. I tell potential customers all the time that if they use the rifle as designed, they will last a very long time, barrel life has more to do with how the owner uses the rifle then what the rifles chambered in.
     
  10. 338Tejas

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    Brad is no longer part of CCA.
     
  11. Browninglover1

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    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I talked to him on the phone a couple months back, and he was still @ CCA. I'm not positive, but I think I remember him saying he owned CCA... So, I don't know why he'd leave his own business.
     
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    Chris Woods is the owner of CCA. Brad is gone.