Need load info on 30-378 WM.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by RT2506, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that wants to load for a 30-378 Weatherby Magnum and use a 180 Barnes X bullet to Elk hunt with. He is just now in the process of getting the rifle so I don't know anything about it. What has been your experience with this caliber and what loads have you used?
     
  2. 30-338

    30-338 Well-Known Member

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  3. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    With either the 180 Barnes TSX or the 180 Hornady IB I load 111gr Retumbo and use Fed 215 primers just over 3400fps 26" barrel.
    Start at 107 or 108 gr and work up if no pressure signs.
    James
     
  4. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Active Member

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    I use the exact same load as James H with the exact performance. I just use Accubonds instead. I think Retumbo is a great powder for that gun.
     
  5. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks men I will pass on the information.