300 win mag, Bullet question.

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  1. speeders

    speeders Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at starting a new load/bullet. I am shooting a rem mod 700. Currently I am shooting 168 gr silver ballistic tips / 79gr RE 22. They shoot around .50 if i do my part. I have had good success but i am interested in shooting 168 gr , 175 gr or 185 bergers. My barrel twist I believe on a stock remington barrell is 1:10. What out of the above bullet would or should shoot best.

    I am leaning towards the 175 or 185gr with H100. Anyone have any load data for the 175 gr berger? I can find lots of info on the 185gr. I have tried emailing berger and my emails keep getting kicked back / dont go through.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    Why not something heavier like 190 GR game king/208 Amax or 210 VLD Heavy bullets do very well with h1000
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I agree I was running the 185g VLD, but Im steeping up to the 210g VLD in my win mag and the 200g TTSX in my WSM. I may even try the 230g VLD but Im worried I will have to single round load them.
     
  4. carpetman2

    carpetman2 Well-Known Member

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    How far are you trying to reach and what is your intended target? the 208 Amax or the 210 Berger (which is what I use) will buck the wind better and give you far more energy down range than a 168, 175, 185, or 190 will. This becomes evident as you go past 500 yards and is especially true out at 800 - 1000. If you are going to be hunting elk, go heavier. I have my 210's going 2955 with H1000 and 2920 with RL 22.

    Good luckgun)
     
  5. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    How much H1000 and COAL? I run em up to the lands and 80GR of h1000 with cci Br2 Primer. Works well and is just shy of 3000 FPS
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Nosler brass, 81g H1000, CCI BR2, 185g VLD 3030FPS. The Nosler brass has a higher internal capicity. I cant recal COAL as I have never measured it. I did a dummy round of my chamber and then the seating depth test. I'm .050 off the lands.

    Jon
     
  7. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    I really like those BR2's. This weekend I'm gonna ladder my way up to 81GR and see what happins. I get a slight bit of compression now which I want.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Yep they are great only thing I have not had sucess with them in so far is the 260 rem.
     
  9. speeders

    speeders Well-Known Member

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    I may try 210gr Vld's. Realistically most shots will be 500 yards or less, but there is always that opportunity for a 800-1000 yard shot. I use this gun for everything. From elk to antelope. I am a little hesitant of shooting a heavy bullet as I want to keep the recoil as manageable as I can.

    Thanks for the insight.
     
  10. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    The 210 is more of a middle weight as far as the 300 win mag is concerned
     
  11. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    There are some heavy round noses out there for sure.
     
  12. Dan Rehling

    Dan Rehling New Member

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    How many gr of h-1000 are you using with your 208 gn A-max Hornady and your 210 gr Berger? I have been loading 72.5gn H-1000 I just began with those bullets and it seems a little light on the powder to me.
     
  13. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    79gr should be no problem. 81 gr being about max and more than likely all you can stuff it with anyways.
     
  14. Dan Rehling

    Dan Rehling New Member

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    How would I figure the fps on a 79gr load with a 210 gr berger, do you know?