300 WSM 165grn loads.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dezmick, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. dezmick

    dezmick New Member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I just got a new Tikka T3 300 WSM that i am planning to use for hunting Elk in eastern Oregon this year, i already have some 165 grn Accubond and 165 grn Interbond bullets, i am wanting to know if anyone has any good loads i should try using those bullets with any of the powders that i have(RL17, RL19, IMR4350, and Magpro) i have winchester brass and three different Magnum Primers(WLRM, CCI250 and FED215) any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks: Mick
  2. Shortmagman

    Shortmagman Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    My elk load for my Ruger 77 Mark II is Barnes 168 TTSX bullets, in WW case 215 primers and RL-17. I went as high as 68 grains of RL-17 with these bullets but I stopped at 64.7 because of accuracy and I was getting 3000/ft/sec.

    I have loaded 165 Accubonds and RL-19. With RL-19 I found that you can go as high as 71 grains but I am shooting 67-69 grains with good velocity and accuracy. With RL-19 I used WLRM primers.

  3. baldhunter

    baldhunter Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    With what you've got to work with,I load,65.0grs of IMR-4350,WLRM primer,Win Case,165gr Hornady Interbond,COL 2.860.I get a tad over 3000fps with this one.I've tried Reloader-17 and got as high as 3220fps with 66.0grs,but my groups really sucked.I've got in my notes to try 63-64 grs if I ever test again.Every rifle is different and this cartridge is about the only one I own that I have to usually load under published book max loads.I think they tend to load these rounds at a really high pressure so they can compete with the long magnums they are compared to.Take it for what it is and go with what shoots the most accurate.Believe me,a 165gr bullet leaving at 3000fps can hit really hard.