Powder & Bullet Recomendation For 300 WSM

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by SAVAGE PLINKER, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. SAVAGE PLINKER

    SAVAGE PLINKER Member

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    Hello gentlemen, I posted a couple of months ago about whether to go with a .300 Winchester Magnum or a .300WSM for Whitetails and possibly Elk out to 600 yards. Well I bought a Savage model 12FVSS .300WSM 26" fluted heavy barrel with a 1-10" twist. Focussing on Whitetail out to 600 yards right now, what would you guys recommend for a powder and bullet combo. I was thinking in the 165 grain area. But I am open for suggestions or opinions. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. ILIKA308

    ILIKA308 Active Member

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    YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THE 180 NOSLER ACCUBONDS WITH 600 YARDS BEING YOUR DISTANCE.
     

  3. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I would go for the 180g AB as well. Better long range bullet, and would work better on elk, and still be perfect for deer. Theres no such thing as overkill. Let us know how she shoots.
     
  4. leslie naylor

    leslie naylor Well-Known Member

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    The bang flop recommendation would be.
    Nosler 180bt and RL19 /190SMK and RL19
    We dont have to worry about temp sensitive powders over here,
     
  5. 300winnie

    300winnie Well-Known Member

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    Try the 180 grain Swift Scirocco over a charge of RL19
     
  6. SAVAGE PLINKER

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    Thank You, I will try the Accubonds and I have RE-19. I will have to put a chin strap on my baseball cap for the 180 grains /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif. After barrel break in I will experiment and post my findings. Thank You again, Ron
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I wouls also recomend the 180 grain, as for powder H-4350 works well and is a Hogdon Extreme powder
     
  8. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    yep 180 gr accubonds over 63 gr H4350 work great in my savage
     
  9. saskhunter

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    Anybody try the 180 e-tip?
     
  10. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    E-tip is a great bullet proved accurate in my rifle,i also had good results with Win-760.
     
  11. ShooterMedic

    ShooterMedic Well-Known Member

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    I had very good results with varget and 165 interbonds my tikka loves them
     
  12. cs1973

    cs1973 Active Member

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    My T3 loves 180 gr barnes tsx, IMR4831 CCI250 primers. seated mag length. Outstanding accuracy. Berger 168gr VLD's fed single shot to allow for a seating depth of .010" from the lands is also super accurate but dont fit the mag. Accuracy was so-so at mag length.
    On another note I have modded one Tikka mag to accept the Berger load but I am still playing with it to feed reliably.
     
  13. ShortMag3

    ShortMag3 Well-Known Member

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    My Remington does not shoot the 180's as well as the 165 and 168 grain bullets. Below are my 3 best loads. I shot a decent 310" elk last November at 570yds with the TTSX load. It was a clean 1 shot kill, high shoulder.



    165gr Accubond 61gr RL15, 2.830 OAL 3150 FPS
    168gr TTSX 66gr RL17, 2.835 OAL 3150 FPS
    168gr Berg VLD 59gr RL15, 2.835 AOL 3125 FPS
     
  14. BIG MO

    BIG MO Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby Vangard 300WSM long range hunting load

    190 Berger, 70.7 RL22, COAL 2.874, GM215, 3000fps