300 weatherby mag.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by leon 22-250, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. leon 22-250

    leon 22-250 New Member

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    Just won a 300 weatherby mag. Remington, stainless, synthetic, with leupold scope. I hunt mostly whitetail deer, and would like to make use of my new rifle, is there a good load for deer? thanks!
     
  2. Delta Hunter

    Delta Hunter Well-Known Member

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    leon, I use my .300 Wby Sako for deer hunting more than any other rifle I've got. Close range shots are common for me, so as far as bullets are concerned, I've settled on the 168gr. Barnes TSX. It's very accurate for those longer shots, but it's tough as hell also for those close encounters. Here's my load.

    168 gr. Barnes TSX
    84 grs. RL22
    Norma brass
    Fed 215M primer
    OAL 3.65"

    Work up to this load, of course. Your rifle may max out with less powder and if you use Remington brass you may not be able to use 84 grs. since Rem brass is thicker than Norma brass. Good luck.