RL 25 300 win mag 200 gr AB

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by motrapper, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. motrapper

    motrapper Well-Known Member

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    Would like to hear anyone's thoughts or suggestions
    To be used in a Ruger 77 24 inch barrel
    Thank You
     
  2. mrultramag

    mrultramag Well-Known Member

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    I had an old ruger tang 300 win mag. I ran hornady flat base 180 interlocks in it w/82 gr of RL25 for 3050 fps. It had a super long throat and didn't like any other bullet I tried...or powder for that matter. It was a compressed load and the OAL was limited by the magazine to about 3.340
    Now that would be a hot load (82 gr)by todays standards but this was RL25 from the mid to later mid 1990's. But it showed no pressure signs and the velocity was not out of line with what should be expected of a 180 in a 300 Win Mag. I say it should be a good fit for the 200 gr if you can get enough room in the case to get enough powder to get her up to speed (assuming you are limited to 3.340 OAL). I would look for a powder to get me somewhere from 2900 to 3k with a 200 gr bullet. RL 25 might do that for you. Definitely want a chrono for this type of work... you need to have a close eye on things.
     

  3. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    I run a max load of 79gr of RE25 behind a 200gr Accubond, I get 3090fps in my 26" barrel, it's also very accurate.

    Cheers.
    gun)
     
  4. Sauer 150

    Sauer 150 Well-Known Member

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    Have used this combo quite a bit. But with less powder than 79 grs. Max speed in all books is about 2900-2950.

    Use 76grs in Norma brass, shoots about 6cm/2,5 inches at 400m in my Steyr
    at 2860.