300wm hates Berger’s.

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Next thing I would look at is neck thickness variation, if you dont wanna turn i dont like more than .001, .0005 is better
 

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So after extensive load development and different setting depths I just come to the understanding my rifle hates 215 Berger’s. So I went out and bought 210 ABLR and 225eldm (208s are non existent) I’ve done a lot of research on the 2 bullets all my shooting can be anywhere from 50 yards to 800. What bullet should I focus on? I can’t return the bullets so I will sell them to someone at marked sticker price if I don’t use the other
Before you load any Nosler ABLRs I'd check their weights. I've found 7mm 175s to be off as much as 3 grains. They shot ok in both my 7mm LRM and my 6.5 PRC at 100/200 yards. When you get in that 500-1000 area things can get weird. They just don't fly as good as the other LR bullets like the Bergers and ELDs. I don't know why but they didn't fly really consistently. Maybe you'll have better luck.
 

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Before you load any Nosler ABLRs I'd check their weights. I've found 7mm 175s to be off as much as 3 grains. They shot ok in both my 7mm LRM and my 6.5 PRC at 100/200 yards. When you get in that 500-1000 area things can get weird. They just don't fly as good as the other LR bullets like the Bergers and ELDs. I don't know why but they didn't fly really consistently. Maybe you'll have better luck.
I've been emailing Steve at hammer bullets so might order some 196hh is i can get them at 3000mv or 181hh.
I'm also really hesitant on Accubonds cause I know they like to explode.
 

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I’m shooting the 178 grain Absolute Hammer at 3,230 FPS and consistently getting 0.5 moa groups (or better) out of a 300 WM 24 inch 10 twist barrel. Very impressed with the Absolute Hammer, I’d be interested to hear your results with the 196 hh out of a 10 twist barrel if you decide to try them.
 
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I’m shooting the 178 grain Absolute Hammer at 3,230 FPS and consistently getting 0.5 moa groups (or better) out of a 300 WM 24 inch 10 twist barrel. Very impressed with the Absolute Hammer, I’d be interested to hear your results with the 196 hh out of a 10 twist barrel if you decide to try them.
I’m very curious. I more than likely will buy both sample packs and test them
 

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Before you load any Nosler ABLRs I'd check their weights. I've found 7mm 175s to be off as much as 3 grains. They shot ok in both my 7mm LRM and my 6.5 PRC at 100/200 yards. When you get in that 500-1000 area things can get weird. They just don't fly as good as the other LR bullets like the Bergers and ELDs. I don't know why but they didn't fly really consistently. Maybe you'll have better luck.
I can attest to this ☝☝
 
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