Load for 300WM Shilen 1:10 barrel ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by huntstat, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. huntstat

    huntstat Well-Known Member

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    May I call on those more experienced than me for suggestions for appropriate hunting load for my 300WM that has a new Shilen 1:10 barrel? I will probably be shooting out to 600 yds. at deer / elk. Any experience with this caliber and barrel will be most appreciated and will save me much time and money. Thanks very much.
     
  2. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    71.7 grains imr-4350
    accubond 180s
    3150ish
    (72.5 shows cratering in my rifle)
    careful with this load it IS hot start lower and work up
     
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  3. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    69.7 grains imr-4350
    190 grain bergers
    3050ish
    (70.5 shows cratering in my rifle)


    69.5grains imr-4350
    sierra matchking 200
    3025ish
    ( in my rifle 70.25 starts to show cratering)

    69 grains imr 4350
    amax 208
    2975ish
    (in my rifle 70 starts to show cratering)
     
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  4. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Huntstat, what components are available to you? Sometimes that has a lot to do with it. If available, I like the Hodgon powders. I shoot this caliber a lot and have had best accuracy with H-4831SC. I get a little more velocity out of H-1000, but the groups open up just a bit. Still good though. I have also used RE-22 quite a bit in the past, but switched over to Hodgon after reading about the temp stability issues. RE-22 is a good powder though with lots of power.

    If you are planning on shoothing/hunting to 600 yds. the 180 bullets will do plenty for you. I shoot the 180 Accubond and have had great success with it. I figure it will work for me to 800 yds. You can also go heavier if needed.

    Brass, for me it's Norma. I gave up on the cheaper ones in this caliber long ago. Less consistency in my opinion.

    Whatever you go with, make sure you do work up loads and watch for signs of pressure. Every gun is different. Tell us more about your gun.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    we use 71 to 72.5 of re-22 for long range, for deer and short range( 600 and less) 168cbt and I-4350. lapua brass.
     
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    Broz Well-Known Member

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    My favorite is a 210 Berger VLD over H-1000 Start with 73 gr and work up. I usually end up with them .010" off the lands. I have used this in several 300 wins with great sub moa accuracy.

    Jeff
     
  8. huntstat

    huntstat Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen, thank you for sharing your expertise with me. I now have some good information to begin my quest for a great load in my 300 WM.

    My rifle is a Gre-Tan rifle made by Greg Tannel out of Kersey, CO. I will let you know how it works out.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. 338 LEGEND

    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    I have great luck with 74.0 gr RL-22 180gr accubond in my rem 40x
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    May I inquire as to a picture of said rifle? Sounds like something we all need to see.:D

    Tank