300 wsm load data for 168 gr ttsx

MontanaRifleman

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Here's some data from last spring. My rifle did not like 168 TTSX's and RL17 for some reason. You'll see the the 180 E-Tips took more poder and had higher velocity. Another forum member got much better results with RL17 and the 168 TTSX's.

* Note: add 8 fps to compensate distance (14 ft) of chrony

Fri night-
168 TTSX, OAL 2.93
65.0, 3069, 3069, 3039, 3044 (3055 + 8 = 3063)
65.5, 3090, 3037, 3066, 3058 (3063 + 8 = 3071)
66.0, 3072, 3090, 3110 (3091 + 8 = 3099) * slightly stiff bolt
66.5, 3136, 3140 (3138 + 8 = 3146) * stiff bolt
67.0, 3145 + 8 = 3153 * very stiff bolt

180 E-Tips, OAL 2.93
65.0, 2980
65.5, 3031
66.0, 3092
66.5, 3069
67.0, 3066
67.5, ---, 3095, 3097 (3096 + 8 = 3104)
68.00, 3137, 3164 (3050 + 8 = 3058)

Sat morn-
180 E-Tips,
OAL 2.93
66.5, 2994, 2982,,2946 (2973 + 8 = 2981)
67.0, 3066, 3087 (3076 + 8 = 3084)
67.5, 3186, 3175, 3194, 3148, (3185 + 8 = 3193)
OAL 3.010 (~.050 off the lands)
67.5, 3177, 3169, 3167, 3194 (3177 + 8 = 3185)
68.0, 3194, 3200 (3197 + 8 = 3205) * slightly over max
 

volunteerbee

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Thanks for the info MontanaRifleman.My gun really shot well with the RL17 and Nosler bullets so maybe ,just maybe it will shoot the barnes good as well.
 

SierraRoadRunner

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Re: 300 wsm load data for 180 E-tip

Here's some data from last spring. My rifle did not like 168 TTSX's and RL17 for some reason. You'll see the the 180 E-Tips took more poder and had higher velocity. Another forum member got much better results with RL17 and the 168 TTSX's.

* Note: add 8 fps to compensate distance (14 ft) of chrony

Fri night-
168 TTSX, OAL 2.93
65.0, 3069, 3069, 3039, 3044 (3055 + 8 = 3063)
65.5, 3090, 3037, 3066, 3058 (3063 + 8 = 3071)
66.0, 3072, 3090, 3110 (3091 + 8 = 3099) * slightly stiff bolt
66.5, 3136, 3140 (3138 + 8 = 3146) * stiff bolt
67.0, 3145 + 8 = 3153 * very stiff bolt

180 E-Tips, OAL 2.93
65.0, 2980
65.5, 3031
66.0, 3092
66.5, 3069
67.0, 3066
67.5, ---, 3095, 3097 (3096 + 8 = 3104)
68.00, 3137, 3164 (3050 + 8 = 3058)

Sat morn-
180 E-Tips,
OAL 2.93
66.5, 2994, 2982,,2946 (2973 + 8 = 2981)
67.0, 3066, 3087 (3076 + 8 = 3084)
67.5, 3186, 3175, 3194, 3148, (3185 + 8 = 3193)
OAL 3.010 (~.050 off the lands)
67.5, 3177, 3169, 3167, 3194 (3177 + 8 = 3185)
68.0, 3194, 3200 (3197 + 8 = 3205) * slightly over max


MontanaRifleman I wanted to confirm the bullet and powder you are using. Nosler 180 E-tip with RL17 powder? The reason why I ask, is I just bought a 300wsm and refuse to pay **** near $60.00 per box for good amo. I have loaded up IMR 4831 with 66.00 grains and getting 2804 to 280p FPS. I really want to reach the 3000 fps out of my Tikka 300 WSM stainless with a 24' barrel. Any imput would be awesome. you can email me at [email protected]. I got family is Hamilton and Darby
 

Jerrold

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I'm looking for a starting point with the 168's possibly with R-17.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The reload manual does not list any load data for the 300wsm with a 168 gr. ttsx projectile. It was not included when it was printed.
 

TOM H

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I'm looking for a starting point with the 168's possibly with R-17.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Have you check Alliant site for loading data? They do list a max of 68gr/R-17 with 165gr bullet @ 3217fps and max of 66gr/R-17 with 180gr bullet @ 3082fps.

I'm shooting custom 300WSM most times couple grains up max I get max velocity and this is in my rifle.

66gr/R-17 with 165gr AB @ 3200fps

66gr/R-17 with 165gr TSX @3208fps

66gr/R-17 with 168gr TSX @3226fps

66gr/R-17 with 168gr E-Tip @3159fps.

66gr/R-17 with 165gr Rem @ 3101fps

66gr/R-17 with 180gr Rem @ 2996fps


Really haven't done much with that rifle but was happy with R-17. My varmint partner has Tikka T-3 in 300WSM and I load for that and R-17 wasn't around when I worked up his loads but using H-4350 with 180gr partition. He's used it here for elk also in New Mexico and couple ranches he hunts 300yd be a long shot and he getting just little over 2900fps.
 

Jerrold

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thanks for the info. I am looking for a load with ttsx bullets. I will call Barnes customer service monday. The reload manual shows R 15 for the 165 load and w760 at3101ft. I may try that load.
 

TOM H

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thanks for the info. I am looking for a load with ttsx bullets. I will call Barnes customer service monday. The reload manual shows R 15 for the 165 load and w760 at3101ft. I may try that load.

Barnes manual list 11 powders for the 165/168gr bullet in the 300WSM testing was done with 1/10 twist Kreiger barrel. I understand your looking for a load with the TTSX in Barnes manual they list 165/168gr bullets same loading data.

http://www.barnesbullets.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/300WSMWeb.pdf

and the above data is in their manual before TTSX were made. Well good luck
 

toyonrocks

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I've been getting great results with a 168 gn Berger, 66.1gn 4831SC, and CCI 250's. my 300 WSM isn't a super custom gun by any means and it throws those very well. I know it's not as fast but it's consistent. Still looking for a faster round. And from what I gather the 4831 sc is a really stable powder that shoots consistent in extreme temps and high altitudes so its a winner for me. Post what you find though cause I'm always ready for an experiment.
 

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