300 WSM velocity with 225 ELD-M or 230 VLD

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  1. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    Kinda curious what people are getting for velocity from a properly throated 300 wsm with
    225 Eld-m's, or 230 Bergers in a hunting length barrel (27" max).
     
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  3. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    One of my clients runs the 225 ELDM at just under 2900' in his 300 SS so the WSM should do a little better. I think he was 2889.
    His is a 28" barrel.
     
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    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Any idea what powder he is using? Reloader 26 maybe?
     
  6. elkaholic

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    Yup!
     
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    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Great! Luckily I recently found some and picked up 16lbs of it. Thanks!
     
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  8. elkaholic

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    You bet. With the extra capacity in the WSM, something like Retumbo might work too. Can't get enough in my little case.
     
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  9. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, how much less case capacity does the 300 SS have compared to the WSM ?
     
  10. elkaholic

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    SS has about 74 grs h20 filled
     
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  11. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I used 7828ssc to get 230s to 2750 fps in my 26" barreled 300 WSM. I'm pretty sure I could get the 230s to 2850-2875 with RL26. 2900 fps would be a stretch for my rifle.
     
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  12. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing
    What is your oal with the 230, did you throat your rifle to seat the bullet were it should be?
     
  13. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I'm using a SAAMI spec chamber in a custom barreled Win M70 WSM action. My 230 OTM hybrid load is seated to fit and feed from the magazine at 2.985 OAL. Now that we're discussing the 230s I really need to revisit. I've been using the 200 ELD-X with RL26 at 3015 fps for the last little while.
     
  14. Capt RB

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    Have you pulled the spacer out of the mag well box?