300 win mag new reload

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dan25, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. dan25

    dan25 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    I have my custom aj brown rifle finished in 300 Win mag. It has a 26" tube with a 1:10 twist rate. I am looking at 210 Berger VLd, 200 Barnes LRX, and the new long range accubond. I would like to find one bullet that performs well from 100-600 yards for animals. I would also like to target practice out to 1000. I have always loved barnes bullets and am leaning towards the LRX. Any inormation or opinions,load data would be well appreciated. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Shane1

    Shane1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    279
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    210 berger, h1000, fed 215m, win brass. Best I've ever found. 215 bergers if you can find them.
     
  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,638
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Plus 1, Either or, I have used both extensively in our 300 wins. I am now really liking the 215's for their higher BC and wind bucking capabilities. With 19 consecutive first round kills the 215 is serving me well. This includes a very nice Bull elk at 636 yards and an antelope at 1285.

    If you want the accuracy, BC and ability to destroy all vitals with one bullet, go with the Bergers and place them in the crease behind the shoulder.

    If you want to heart shoot them, under 400 yards starting in just East or West of the rectum, the LRX might be a better choice, but that is personal preference.

    Jeff
     
  4. dan25

    dan25 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Thanks Jeff. I appreciate the info. How many grains of powder? Do you like to check your grouping at 100 yards or 300? Just wondering if bullet is stabilized by 100? I already have all of those components ready to go. I am a newbie to reloading and have to purchase press, dies, and rest of the supplies to go along. Any recommendations on reloading supplies? I really appreciate the help.
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,638
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    With H-1000 in WW brass. start with 73 gr and work up 1/2 gr at a time looking for pressure. I would seat them -040" off the lands to start. If you use RWS brass start with 70 gr.

    I have seen very tight groups at 100 from both the 210 and the 215's from 1 in 10 twist barrels. But I always like groups from 200 or 300 be the deciding factor for a final load.

    If you can find them start with FED GM 215M primers. If you cant find those try CCI 250's.

    If your budget allows a Redding T7 press is awesome. I like to set up my dies and leave them. Also they are expensive but the Redding 3 die set of Competition bushing dies are very nice to work with. I would get a .330 or .331 bushing.

    Jeff
     
  6. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    602
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Hey Jeff, how to the standard Fed 215 primers stack up when compared to the CCI 250's?
     
  7. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,638
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Ya know, it's like this with primers. I like a magnum above 60 gr of powder and it never hurts to try a couple different ones. I have been amazed at what a primer change has done to a load for accuracy more than once.

    Jeff
     
  8. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    602
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    I've got a bunch of the 215's and could have bought a bunch of CCI 250's the other day but opted not to thinking what I have would get me by until I could find the 215m's but I'm thinking now I should have bought them.
     
  9. dan25

    dan25 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    I was actually looking at a Forster Co-ax and a Redding Big Boss II press. Any thoughts on those. T7 is a little pricy for me. Thanks again. Are those full length type S bushing dies? Not neck dies, right? I will give you an update.
     
  10. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,638
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    No experience with the presses you are looking at.

    No not the "S" dies, the competition dies. A 3 die set with a body die, a micrometer neck die and a micrometer seating die.

    Jeff
     
  11. RTK

    RTK Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    333
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    The foster co-ax is an awesome press, but you would lucky to find one and they more expensive than the t7 to my knowledge.
     
  12. dan25

    dan25 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    What kind of rangefinder are you running? That is my next big purchase. I think it is going to come down to what I can find. Everything is out of stock right now.
     
  13. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,638
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    My primary RF is a Vectronix PLRF10 , my back up unit is a Leica CRF 1600. The Leica is by far the best value out there in a laser RF.

    Jeff
     
  14. dan25

    dan25 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Jeff,
    I am having a hard time finding the titanium nitrade busings for the dies. Will the steel redding bushings work just fine?