Realistic MVs for .300WSM, .300WM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by milanuk, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    Been looking at some options for a mid-to-long range big game hunting rifle, and I'm seriously considering these two rounds. I'm curious what kind of real-world MVs y'all have been getting with ~24-26" barrel, 190-210gr bullets, etc.

    Thanks,

    Monte
     

  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    300 Win Mag with 25 1/2" barrel: 2920-2970 fps MV with 210 VLDs
     

  3. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    300 win mag 200 gr Accubond 24" barrel 2880 to 2920 fps

    300 WSM 200 gr Accubond 24" barrel 2830 to 2880 fps
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    300 wm, 180 ab, 26" bbl, 3014 fps.
     
  5. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    300WSM 208 amax 61gr. h4350 2815fps 26inch
    62gr. h4350 2890 about the max i feel comfortable in my rifle
     
  6. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    300 WM, 200 gr AB, 2950 out of a 26" barrel.

    Chris
     
  7. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    26" 300WSM 2850fps with 200gr AB. No signs of pressure at all, very accurate. According to the ladder test, I think I could easily get to 2900fps+ with this rifle.
    Using H4350 CCI-BR2's

    AJ
     
  8. deerkiller

    deerkiller Well-Known Member

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    300wm 24"bbl 192gr custom made bonded core, 2980fps.

    dk
     
  9. john_m44

    john_m44 Well-Known Member

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    300 WSM, 24", 208 A-Max, RE 22, WLRM 2855fps
     
  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Sako Finnlight 300 WSM, 24 3/8" Barrel

    180 E-Tip, 67.5 gr RL 17, 3193

    210 Berger, 65.5 gr RL 17, 2935

    These are max loads out of MY RIFLE - start lower and work up.

    -MR
     
  11. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    Those are phenomenal numbers, I need to get some RL17
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Yup, they are incredible. Alliant lists 66 gr with a Speer 180 BTSP @ 3082. I haven't seen anyone else duplicate the results I got, but I think the numbers are fairly reliable because I shot a 5 shot group of 180 E-Tips with 66.5 gr of H4350 (my rifle's max) right after shooting the RL 17 and they averaged about 2990 which is close to book and my previous experince with that load. So I think the chronoy was reading fairly accurate.

    Kinda makes me wonder why I got a 300 RUM to push a 200 gr bullet at about the same velocity as the 180 E-Tips from a 1 5/8" longer barrel while burning about 30 gr more powder??? :cool::rolleyes:

    I would really like to see some RL 17 results from a 7mm and 300 Dakota.
     
  13. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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  14. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    300WM, 25" Bartlein, 1:11 twist, 190 SMK, 3000fps.