I am in the process of building a 300wm and am looking at which reamer to use to be able to shoot the 210 vld or 215 hybrid. Is it an advantage to use the match reamer? Also will this fit in a standard mag or do I need and extended box?
That depends on rifle brand/manufacturer or after market magazines; my 3.62" COAL load cycles very well without any problem in my SAKO M995 but it won't fit on my friend's Tikka T3.I am in the process of building a 300wm and am looking at which reamer to use to be able to shoot the 210 vld or 215 hybrid. Is it an advantage to use the match reamer? Also will this fit in a standard mag or do I need and extended box?
If by lots of issues you mean that the 300 WM makes an extremely effective 1000 yard 30 cal hunting rifle, then I'll agree it's full of those kinds of issues.I would go with 300 wm match reamer from ptg. ask dave at ptg about bore rite throat used on the 6ppc. have it done on your 300 wm and use the 230 grain bullets with a aftermarket single feed box there are lots of issues on the 300 win. There are 3 diffrent chamber sizes out on market and most 300 win mag brass is very poor quality. Make sure you use lapua brass. velocity with the 230 grain will be about 2800 fps on 30" pipe it will over come the performance of the 210 grain at 3000 fps. due to its better b.c..There are lots of issues with the 300 win mag but if done correctly its a great cartrage.
Ditto!If by lots of issues you mean that the 300 WM makes an extremely effective 1000 yard 30 cal hunting rifle, then I'll agree it's full of those kinds of issues.
I see your point, I was being silly. And I'd say say the brass quality is not as much to blame as chambers reamed on the maximum side of SAAMI allowing the case to expand exceedingly just above the belt. The issues you speak of are common with belted cases, not just the 300 WM. A properly sized case, no matter the headstamp, will chamber fine in all correctly reamed and headspaced SAAMI spec factory rifles.Good greef, I finished my statement that if correct its a great cartrage. I dont think its a bad cartrage. I have owned 2 of them. but as a gunsmith in the past 10 years I have seen and worked on more issues with the 300 wm in factory rifle's than any other cartrage in my 30 years of gunsmithing. its due to 3 diffrent oem chambers out on market and poor guality brass. take 10 new rifles made in the past 5 years shoot one round in each gun then try re-chambering the round in a diffrent gun and you will see what I mean. Ever wonder why in the past 10 years there has been a decline in the use of the 300 wm in ftr open class. poor brass and better preforming calibers. not cartrages with higher b.c. with less recoil. but the 300wm done correctly is a great cartrage. and can produce great performance. the problem with the 30 cal is not ist killing performance or it retained velocity or retained energy. its the recoil due to grain weight needed to get the b.c. needed.