300win mag LRH loads in savage 111 LRH

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by SofaKing, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. SofaKing

    SofaKing Well-Known Member

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    Bought a new savage 111 long range hunter in 300win mag. Gun has 26" barrel 1in10 twist. I want this to be my go to gun for muley, Elk, or whatever when hunting gun) in Wyoming. I have some 180gr nosler ballistic tips as of now but not committed to them. This will be my first load work up on a rifle.

    I'm looking for some direction on bullet weight, bullet type, & powder.
    Recipes in general.

    Found some Norma MRP, reloader 22, and Power Pro 4000-mr.

    Thanks
     
  2. mtdonahue

    mtdonahue Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 300's, H 4831 & H1000 have worked well for me in the Powder line up. The Extreme powders are an asset in the varying temps you will encounter in Wyo. I've used 4 bullets with excellent results on mulley's & elk, Nosler Accu-bond in 180 gr & 200 gr, Swift Scirocco 180 gr. Favorites are 200 gr Accu-bond & Scirocco 180's, tough bullets for breaking tough shoulders. Bergers 210 also shoot good but most factory guns have a magazine too short to properly load the Berger. These are set up for factory SAAMI ammo with little thoughts towards the hand loader. Your Savage could be the exception. I have a Savage Lightweight Hunter in a 6.5 x 284, the magazine has loads of room. Work your way up but you should find the best results on the upper end . You can purchase a small pack of Berger's without the expense of a full box, but finding Berger's right now can be like finding hens teeth. Good luck gun)
     
  3. five0merc

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    Will be following this thread bacause I am in the same boat as you. Well looking for a 300WINMAG and really considering the savage. I will also be using it mostly in Wyoming on elk.
     
  4. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    My pet load or loads with 180's 70-grs IMR4350 and for 200's 70.5 H4831, 77-grs of H1000, and lastly 77-grs of Ramshot Magnum and 200 grainers. F215M primers.
     
  5. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    With that length barrel your best powders will be H4831 and H1000 like others have recommended. Bullets in the 180+ range are the best also.
     
  6. SofaKing

    SofaKing Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Any other recommendations?
     
  7. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Have the exact same rifle. 185vld .025" jump cci250 78.3gr h4831sc. 3180 fps .
    5 shots at or around .5"

    WORK UP TO THIS LOAD. I have lots of throat erosion thus more capacity!
     
  8. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    If that doesn't work 175 amax 75.5 rl22 kicks *** too.
     
  9. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    By the way that rifle has a 24" barrel. Savage is measuring the brake!
     
  10. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Suggest stay with single base powders.......like H1000

    The popular RL 22 is hard on the throat area. Double based powder

    The Sierra 220 MK works very good with Retumbo or H1000

    The Berger 230 OTM out shoots the 220 Sierra MK ........very good with H1000.

    Fed 215 Match primers and WW cases

    To get the most from the 300 Win Mag the 26" is preferred .........otherwise you have a 300 HH in performance.
     
  11. SofaKing

    SofaKing Well-Known Member

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    Looked all over the net and H1000 is nowhere to be found. Called locally same thing. Found 1 can of h4831 but can't justify paying the hazmat and shipping fee that's more than the price of 1lb can.

    My buddy had an 8lb jug of Norma MRP and is willing to share.

    Is the MRP close to H1000 or H4831? Somewhere I read it was slightly faster than RL-22. If I remember correctly.
     
  12. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    The Savage without the brake is 22" as is my Rem 700 Mil Spec 300WM. I use 210 gr Berger Hunting VLD's, Norma Brass, 79 gr Retumbo, Fed 215 primers. This load generates 2900 FPS, 10 FPS ES in my rifle and is exceptionally accurate. Good elk load out to 1000+ yards. Nosler 210 Long Range Accubonds produce the same results with the same load.
     
  13. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    Try Ramshot Magnum as well. It is almost the same burn rate as H1000 and easier to find. My loads are very close when using both or 77grs with 200's and 79-80 with 180's. If you want a link to order let me know but it is out there.
     
  14. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Norma MRP powder is almost grain for grain the same burn rate as H4831 and RL 22.

    Same here with H1000 hard to get........as well as all other powders.

    The military uses H1000 in their MK 262 Mod 1 with the 220 Sierra MK.......sniper ammo.