300 wsm sako tikka

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by federicogorio, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. federicogorio

    federicogorio Member

    Jul 18, 2010
    Dear guys,
    since this is the best forum all around the world (not kidding) of reliable experts studying the best possible reloads, I would like to dedicate a thread for sharing reloads for a very nice caliber: 300wsm, and one of the best rifles as "buck paid for accuracy" around: tikka t3 and sako 75 (85)

    Here is my best reload for a sako 75 300 wsm, I invite owners of sako 's or tikka 's in 300 wsm to post also their best reloads, in particular it would be interesting to know how berger vlds perform i these rifles (I just ordered a box of 185 graines for testing and will let you know the results soon)

    case: norma (shot max 4 times)
    primer: federal 215 GMM
    powder: 71 gr vihtavori n560
    bullets: 178gr hornady amax
    OAL: 2,95 inches (it will not fit the magazine, single shot loading required)
    velocity: 2960 f/s
    accuracy: 0.25-0.3 MOA 3 shots at 100 meters (109 yards)

    comments: please note that the listed reload works very well in winter, but in summer time it is very temperature sensitive and load should be reduced to 69,5-70 gr. Depending on temperature a variation of 0,5 gr can lead to much wider groups (from 0,3 to 0,7-0,8 MOA). At 500 yards you can expect 4-5 inches groups