Newb needs recipe

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by grpolarbear, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. grpolarbear

    grpolarbear Active Member

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    I,m new to this forum,what a wealth of great info.I,m setting up a Savage tactical in 300 wm.Any of you fellas willing to share a good place to start.I,ve yet to buy any 300 wm components.Also what dies do you recommend.Thanks in advance for the info from a left coast hillbilly.
     
  2. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    H-1000 and fed 215 primers. 200 gr Accubonds and start low 72 gr. and work up to what the gun likes.
     

  3. .280Rem

    .280Rem Well-Known Member

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    First, if you haven't, you need to read a couple of manuals. Not the load data, but the "how to" section. Hornady, Lyman, Nosler, etc. Find one that you "get" and keep it handy. Follow instructions. If you know a seasoned handloader, let them eyeball your work or assist the first time or two. I hope that wasn't hashing something you've done already, but you said "newbie".

    The books are full of load data for many cartridges, and powder/bullet combos. Find what works in your gun.

    300WM: 180gr SP, 76grs R-22, WLRM primers. Or 74grs R-19 same bullet and primer. In a 24" bbl, should get near 3150fps. Can't say it will be accurate in your gun or not. R-22 is a fine powder in the 300WM. Good luck.
     
  4. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    76gr of H4831sc with fed 210m and 180 nosler AB is a good load for my gun. starte lower with the powder like around 73 and then work up.
     
  5. Lightvarmint

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    Mine likes the combinations of Swift Scirroco bullets, Fed 215 primers, H1000 and Lapua brass.

    James
     
  6. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    I use Norma brass, wish Swift made a 200 gr bullet.
     
  7. grpolarbear

    grpolarbear Active Member

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    Thanks for the info guys

    Via the internet tons of info is available,but personal recommendations carry more weight with me.:)