Powders for the .30-378 Wby?

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  1. jski

    jski Member

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    How about (Western Powder's) RamShot's Magnum powder for ELR (>1200 yrds) use with the .30-378 Wby? I've seen Hodgdon's H1000 recommended and Magnum is one of the few pwders that I know of that can compete with H1000.

    It's recommended for the "7mm Rem Mag and 300 Win Mag through the Remington Ultra Mags and 338 Lapua"
     
  2. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    RamShot Magnum seems way to fast for a 30-378.
     
  3. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    I used a lot of H1000, and Retumbo. A a bit of US 869...I shot a 30-378 for about 5 years straight...used little else. it is big and effective with 210s and the heavier bullets. My load with a 180 accubond was the most accurate though. My longest kill is with a 30-378...I still have one--but seem to enjoy lesser calibers now
     
  4. martinakl

    martinakl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    IMR has a new powder out: IMR Enduron 8133

    Near RL-33 in burn rate. Not temp sensitive. Cheaper than Rl-33. I'd look into it. Sounds promising for the big guns that need a slower burning powder.
     
  5. Dosh

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    I've found little differences between H1000 and Retumbo in my 30/378 when loading the 215 Berger Hybrid. Best bullet I've found for the 30/378.
     
  6. LR3

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    I use Retumbo
     
  7. dgarrett

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    I currently use H1000 in mine and about 5 others that I have fooled with...But have used Retumbo and 50bmg before...If spring ever gets here I am going to try Reloader 33 and see what I can get out of the 215 bergers...
     
  8. trumperman

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    H1000 works great in the 30-378, might not be the ideal burn rate but then I dont know if there is an ideal burn rate for this round. RL25 and VVN170 would be a second choice to try.
    A friend of mine swears by VVN24N41 but he shoots 210gr VLD's

    btw Never found Retumbo to be my favorite powder in anything I tried it in
     
  9. trumperman

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    Any used the H870 ?
     
  10. yobuck

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    YEP, and WC872 is a clone to that. The best however was/is H570.
    Also works well in the large 338s.
     
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  11. cape cove

    cape cove Well-Known Member

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    2 of best powders i've used in my 30/378 are H-870 and H-5010. Great powders with the 200 gr bullets. The down side is that they are no longer avavible. I have also used RL-33 and gotten good vel and accuracy with 200+ gr bullets. I've also used Norma 217 with the 210 Berger with good accuracy.
     
  12. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    If you cant get 3500 with a 200 gr, then you really don't have one.
     
  13. Lhshooterrheverythingelse

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    My weatherby likes 50bmg and berger 210 grain vld
     
  14. dgarrett

    dgarrett Well-Known Member

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    Have any of you gotten over 3100fps with the 215 bergers with any of the powders you have used ?????