300 win Mag and 210gr VLD

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by alaska, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Working up a good hunting load with the 210 VLD Hunting bullet and suggestions in the 300 Win Mag

    So far I have H1000 powder, WW and FC Nickle brass and WLRM and Fed215GM primers and 210gr Berger Hunting bullets.

    My rifle is a Browning FN with 24" barrel and 1:10 Twist.

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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Did you read the essay on the homepage on loading for VLD bullets? If you havent you should It helped me get my load in 12 rounds.

    I use H1000 and CCI BR2 primers pushing the 185g VLD
     

  3. theicon2u

    theicon2u Well-Known Member

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    I have a had good luck with Win brass 74gr of H1000 With Fed. 215 primers. Coal 3.464. (Berger 210) Savage LRH 1:10 twist
     
  4. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    74 gr. of rl-25, cci 250 win. brass and 210 works well for me.
     
  5. MTumlison

    MTumlison Member

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    Can you please share a starting point with the 185 vlds ? I am currently working on this same load as soon as powder arrives! Thanks in advance
     
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  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Well it's been awhile, I'm going to have to dig out an old book. I will get back to you as that was aver 6 years ago.
     
  7. MTumlison

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    Thank you! Still playing with 185's as of now but the reloader 22 is working me to death as temps in the morning go from 60 very quickly to 75-80 and it seems to throw bullets around a bit. Will be going to the 210's soon!gun)
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Two other good powders to try are IMR 7828 SSC and 7977.
     
  9. MTumlison

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    I'm going to try the H-1000 and see if I have any luck then I'll have to ask permission from the boss or wait till I go back on the road so she doesn't know!!
     
  10. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have gotten very good accuracy with 75gr of H1000, Fed215M, Norma brass, 210
    VLD Hunting .020" off lands. 2825FPS, ES 12 out of my 24" Rem R5. I also use 79gr Retumbo which gets me to 2900FPS with the same accuracy and ES.
     
  11. MTumlison

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    I'm thinking when these 185's are shot up I going to switch to the 210's. Shot a cloverleaf 3-shot group at 100 today with the 185 vlds at 3.893 but 3.895 group was huge! I enjoy shooting and working up loads but am beginning to get tired of the changes for temp sensitive r22!! I've read that the 210's will actually produce less meat damage than the 185's. Has anyone else seen or heard the same or had personally experience?
     
  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I've had temp sensitivity with RL22 and H1000 (which they claim to not be temp sensitive). I've also had bad lot-to-lot consistency with H1000. I've got 4-5 lbs. of it sitting around, but am considering doing a large mixed lot. Dump all of it in a bucket and mix it all around, that way you get consistency throughout all my jugs of it.
     
  13. MTumlison

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    I wonder if that would work?? Be an awesome way to fix lot to lot consistency problems!
     
  14. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps too much so. I have had a half a dozen instances with 210 VLD Hunting bullets where I have experienced little to no expansion on medium sized game at ranges between 200 and 700 yards. This was evidenced by bullet sized entry and exit wounds.