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  1. sqearl

    sqearl Member

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    does anyone have one of these hells canyon xbolt long range 8 twist in a 300 win mag. If so what grain bullet are you using. What kind of muzzle velocity are you getting. And are you able to get good tight groups. Just wondering because I haven’t been able to get mine to group
     
  2. JKB57

    JKB57 Well-Known Member

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    with the 8 twist your going to want heavier bullets 200gr and up for best results
     
  3. Elkeater

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    I have the Hells Canyon Long Range .300 win mag with an 8 twist. I’m currently running nothing but hammer bullets. I’m running the 214 hammer hunter right now at 2990 FPS. Sub MOA out to 600 yards and I’ll admit I haven’t shot enough in the last month. The 181 hammer hunter works well too. Keep in mind the hammers are a monolithic bullet which results in a rather long bullet even at the 181gr weight. Mine has done well with the 210 accubond LR and Berger 215 as well but I’ve had excellent accuracy (as low as .3 MOA) with the hammers.

    With the 8 twist I’d recommend longer bullets like 200 Barnes lrx, 181,199,214 Hammer Hunters, or the 210 accubond LR for hunting. 215 bergers are many folks go to for hunting as well but I had a bad experience with them on an antelope doe which ended my use of them.
     
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  4. sqearl

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    I’ve been trying Hornady eldx Burnt a lot of powder. What’s a good start for the Berger 215 and Nosler 210
     
  5. rharfo

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    75 grain H1000
     
  6. sqearl

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    Is that for the 210 Nosler or the 215 berger
     
  7. rharfo

    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    215 Berger
     
  8. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

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    Question to ask

    Is your HC brand new,,, have you double checked everything on the rifle and optic as well...

    A fellow at our range showed up with a brand new HC in 30/06,,, the action screws were loose so we set them to proper torque spec...

    Dang that rifle shoots good...

    He replaces the trigger spring before coming to the range on his next adventure,,, now its shooting pin holes...

    He tested 150's,,, 165's,,, 180's,,, and 200's,,, the best group his rifle shoots is the 165/ 168's...

    Yuppers,,, a bit of prep goes alooooong ways...

    Cheers from the North
     
  9. sqearl

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    Ok thank you
     
  10. sqearl

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    No I haven’t but I will now. The scope is good and torqued down
     
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  11. 3shooter

    3shooter New Member

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    I have a Browning X-Bolt Pro Long Range with a 8 twist. I have had good luck with Hornady GMX 165 @3415 FPS and the 225 ELD-M @2862 FPS both shooting at 1" moa with RL-26.