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60.8 grains of IMR4064 sparked by FED215GM.

.030 OFF MY LANDS.

THIS IS MAX LOAD YOU MAY WANT TO START AT 58.5 AND WORK UP. 58.5 is Nosler MOST accurate load using this powder.

First, if you're interested in LR shooting/hunting, then I would recommend heavier, high BC bullets for the 300 WSM. The minumum weight I would consider would be the 180's.

Here's a list of a few..

180 gr E-Tips, AB's

180 JLK VLD/LBT

185 gr Berger VLD

190 gr Beger/JLK VLD/LBT

200 gr AB

208 AMax

210 Berger/JLK VLD/LBT

I personally would shy away fron the more frangible Begers, JLK's and AMax's for closer range shots.

Two powders you might try would be H4350 and RL17. H4350 is a good consistant performer and temp stable. I found RL17 gave 200 fps more with 180 bullets than H4350 in *MY* rifle. Not sure about RL17's consistancy and temp sensitivity yet.

With 180's you want to start at about 60 gr and will probably find max at about 65-67 gr.

With heavier bullets, start a little lower and work up. Always work up no more than 1/2 gr at a time as I have found out the hard way

Sorry, cant help you on the 150's.. haven't used them.

Good shooting,

Mark

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...Is the reason for the heavier bullet for accuracy or knockdown at the greater distances?

BC is everything in LR. BC buck's wind, and get's down range with more velocity, energy and momentum. Not all heavier bullets have high BC's... i.e., I didn't mention 180 partitions because they dont have a good BC. Lighter bullets will have higher velocities and shoot flatter in the short run, but will run out of gas quickly because of low BC's.