Reloading for the new gun

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by matt_3479, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I am receiving a 300. wsm browning a-bolt on Sunday and I want to set up so new loads for it. So far i see most people reloading Berger, Nosler and Barnes. Most populars grains would be the 165 and 180. I will be shooting moose, black bear, and caribou mainly from ranges out to 500 yards but as close as possible. I want a good long range bullet, as well as close. Now most people suggest Barnes but there also expensive. I have had a couple people suggest the Nosler Accubonds and i have heard great things about them weather there shooting the 180 or 200 grain. What do you suggest?
     
  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    buy a box of each and shoot what works best for your rifle. My rifle won't shoot 165 gr class bullets nearly as well as it shoots a 180 Nosler ab just as an example, yet others have great luck w/ 150's and 165's. Personally I would never go past 200 grain w/ the wsm due to the case restrictions. I think the Tangent ogive bullets may shoot a little better if you can not seat to the lands w/ your magazine length.

    Good luck,
    Mark
     
  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    180 accubond or 175,185 berger.
     
  4. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    ovastafford,

    Not to highjack the thread but how do the Bergers perfom on large, heavy boned animals ie Elk and moose ?

    Mike