Powder & Primer ?'s

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 3fingervic, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to reload for a .300wm. I have decided on the 168 gr. SMK's and Winchester brass to start. I would like some advise on the powder & primers.
     

  2. Mike6158

    Mike6158 Well-Known Member

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    If you can find them...

    Primers


    CCI250- I've been looking for these for a couple of months

    Remington 91/2M (I picked a box of 1,000 up at Bass Pro the other day. I was amazed to find them and it was the only box)

    Whatever someone else recommends

    ANYTHING you can get your hands on :) The rifle won't go bang without them.

    Powder

    The Sierra manual says:


    MagPro for accuracy
    IMR-4831 for hunting (SMK's are not recommended for hunting)

    Both are loaded for 3,000 fps. I assume that the difference is SMK vs SBT and HPBT bullets.

    other choices are:

    H1000 (good powder for the big magnums)
    RE-22 (good powder for the big magnums)
    H4831-SC
    Viht N165

    There's more but those are the powders that I've used

    If you don't have a local outlet for powder, Powder Valley is a decent source for online ordering. You have to pay a Hazmat fee for powder and primer shipments so it's not necessarily the cheapest way to go

    PS- Berger VLD's are great bullets. Check them out. Sometimes Bass Pro or Cabela's has them. Look for the "pretty" bright orange box.
     

  3. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I live near Detroit, so there are a ton of places around here. weather or not they have what I'm looking for is another story. I'll be on the lookout.