Maximum Bullet weight for 300 WSM

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JJ Division, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. JJ Division

    JJ Division Member

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    I'm interested to learn the heaviest bullet I can reload in a
    300 Winchester Short Mag.
    I'm using Alliant RL-17 and to date have only loaded 180 Gr.
    Hornady BTSP.
     
  2. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    You could potentially load most any bullet depending on your twist rate, but said bullet might be awful deep in the case, and not worth the velocity loss.
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Michael Eichele had very good success with .208 Hornady A-Max with his .308 Win. I'm sure if you search for his posts and ping him for info, he'll gladly share info that you might be able to adapt in your WSM.

    Good luck!

    Ed

    ADDED: Below is an extract from one of his response to a thread.

     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010