Berger load data for .300 Weatherby

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bleeds blue, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. bleeds blue

    bleeds blue Member

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    I just purchased some 185gr 30 cal VLD hunting bullets for my .300 Weatherby. I emailed Berger and they sent me the following data.
    Does anyone have any actual experience or other loads for this combo?

    00 Weatherby Magnum
    Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio
    185 Grain RE-22 72.0 2809 78.5 3057 96.4%
    185 Grain AA MAGPRO 76.0 2811 82.7 3076 96.8%
    185 Grain H4831 SC 73.5 2786 79.5 3021 95.5%
    185 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 72.5 2826 78.7 3073 95.1%
    185 Grain NORMA MRP 73.0 2839 79.3 3080 95.3%
    185 Grain Ramshot Magnum 78.5 2808 85.4 3090 99.0%
    185 Grain VIHT N165 72.5 2742 78.7 2965 97.7%
    185 Grain WW WXR 72.5 2814 78.8 3053 95.2%
    185 Grain H1000 75.0 2702 83.5 3041 100.7%
    185 Grain RETUMBO 78.0 2842 85.0 3097 104.9%
    185 Grain IMR 4831 64.5 2706 71.8 2963 93.0%
    185 Grain RE-25 73.5 2781 82.0 3092 102.2%
     
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  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    80.5 grains of H-4831 with a cci 250 primer will give you near 3200 fps safely with deadly accuracy in every 26" barrel Mk5 I ever used. Be sure the barrel is free floated. I-7828 will go over 3200 fps max accurately and safely. Start at 83 grains and work up. For legal reasons those loads are for rifles without the wby freebore. I have worked with the 300 wby for 40 years.
     

  3. bleeds blue

    bleeds blue Member

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    Great, thanks. This is the first time I've loaded the 300 Weatherby so its new to me.
     
  4. Nieko

    Nieko Well-Known Member

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    210 Berger VLD
    84 gr H1000
    Federal 215
    Nosler brass
    3.650 COAL
    3000 fps in factory Accumark.
     
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    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

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  6. Hornhunter32

    Hornhunter32 Well-Known Member

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    I also have a factory 300 Accumark. I tried the 190's with very little success. I plan on trying again this spring if we ever get one. It's going to snow this weekend! What kind of groups are you getting at 500 + yards?