300 WSM RL-17 & 208 A-Max

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by drwindmill, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. drwindmill

    drwindmill Well-Known Member

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    Anyone use this combination? I've found a little info, but all seemed dated. Looking to get 2900 fps.
     
  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Have used:
    Norma new brass
    208 AMAX
    64 Gr RL17
    Fed215M

    Got average 2976 FPS with ES=19 and SD=6 across 2 three shot groups. First group was .385. second was .455 MOA at 100 yards.

    Barrel was a Mcgowen 26 inch

    Suggest starting at 61 Gr and working up.
     
  3. drwindmill

    drwindmill Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll try it out. That is awesome speed even with a 26". I shoot a 700 with a 24" in a Manners stock, but I'm having a 26" built on a Xtreme Ti action with a carbon wrapped Satern barrel.