.300 win mag/208 amax

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ropeNshoot, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. ropeNshoot

    ropeNshoot Well-Known Member

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    Looking through the old posts, I see most of you are using H1000 or Re22 with this load. So, I'm wondering about H4831sc. Why aren't folks using it?
     
  2. Michael Courtney

    Michael Courtney Silver Member

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    From the burn rate, and my experience with H4831 in other similar cartridges, it should work fine.

    H1000 is used in the Mil Spec Marine Sniper load with the .300 Win Mag. It works very well in this and other heavy bullet applications. If you can get H1000, why mess with success.

    I've come to think of H4831 as sort of a tweener powder. For the real magnums and heavy bullets, H1000 will do the job. As the cartridge capacity and/or the bullet weights go down, I tend to think about skipping H4831 and going to H4350.

    You don't need to hit every step on the burn rate ladder, and H1000 and H4350 make more sense than Retumbo and H4831.
     
  3. ropeNshoot

    ropeNshoot Well-Known Member

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    Ok, one of the main reasons I asked is because I have several lbs of it and had already started working up a load with it. It's shooting great so far but I didn't know if there was anything to be concerned about. Thanks
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    +1! However, I have better success with H4831SC over H1000 and H4350 (but I still use them though) in both my .300 Win Mags. The H4831SC is my go to powder for most of my loads, mostly Berger VLDs, Matrix VLDs, and NABs. :Dgun)

    For the 208 A-Max, my best group is 74gr of IMR 7828 SSC.

    Good luck!