!80gr Accubond 300WSM RL19 or RL22 ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by NorthernSniper, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    So far I have had excellent results in my 300WM with RL22 and 200gr Accubonds but I have switched to a new rifle, 300WSM and 180 accubonds. Which powder would you suggest I go with between RL19 and RL22? I have a Sako Finnlite with around a 24" barrel I hope to keep my bullet drop to about 38" or less at 500yds. Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    If the AB's act like the NBT's R-22 is awsome. Mine loves 180 NBTs and R-22. I have found R-22 to be temp sens. but extremly accurate. The only thing that out shot that combo at 1K was the 175SMK and H4350.
     

  3. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    AB's and 75 grns of RL22 at 3150fps works great for me. Have shot from 80 degrees down to below zero and haven't noticed any problems.
     
  4. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    AB's and 75 grns of RL22 at 3150fps works great for me. Have shot from 80 degrees down to below zero and haven't noticed any problems.

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    75 grains in a 300 WSM? From 80 degrees down to below zero is the key. If you work max loads do them in the summer not winter.
     
  5. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, was referring to my 300 WM. My Bad.
     
  6. ATH

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    AB's and 75 grns of RL22 at 3150fps works great for me. Have shot from 80 degrees down to below zero and haven't noticed any problems.

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    Are you referring to 180 or 200 gr?
     
  7. leslie naylor

    leslie naylor Well-Known Member

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    Have only used 180bt and 190smk,both with R19.No complaints at either ends of the rifle. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to 180 grain out of 300 WM not WSM. I read the post about the WM and didn't catch the part about the WSM. Sorry again.
     
  9. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody been able to get 2900+fps out of the 300WSM with 200gr bullets? I found the 200gr Accubond performance to be excellent in my 300WM don't know if it's worth trying to squeeze 2900fps out of my 300WSM or not. The 200gr Accubond has a listed BC of around 588 the 180gr has a BC listed at around 505 I'm hating to give up that much BC it's going to hurt at longer ranges. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  10. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    The latest Nosler book shows 200gr bullets running 2944fps out of a 26" barrel using a max of 67.0gr of RL22. starting is 63.0gr showing 2810fps.

    Shoting 180 gr BSTs, I've gone to Nosler's 69.0gr max for that weight with no pressure signs and pretty good accuracy. No velocity figures yet.

    As always, your mileage may vary.
     
  11. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    NS Cant help you with the 200's mine was set up with an HS mag box and shorter throat for 175smk's. I can fit in the box and still just touch the lands. 200's in mine get stuffed in the case. With a little longer throat and mag room or single shot the WSM can shine with 200's and 210's. With the shorter box you will lose some fps if you stuff the long bullets in the case.