What bullet would you use in 1 in 8 300WM?

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  1. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    I am working up a load for a friends Browning Hells Canyon Long Range with a 1 in 8 twist. What bullet would you guys use. The 178 ELDX has a seating depth of 3.518. So far all I have tried is RL 25. That is with the 178 ELDX.
     
  2. shooter7

    shooter7 Well-Known Member

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    I'd either try the 199 or 214 Hammer Hunter with some H1000. My brothers Hells Canyon LR seems to be shooting the 214s quite well and I I'm liking the performance I'm seeing from monolithic bullets.
     
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  3. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    If he wants to shoot 600+ or so, the 215 or 230 Berger Hybrid is what I would use, on top of H1000.

    If he isn't going to be shooting much beyond 600 or so, he could look at a lighter bullet and not compromise much. The heavier bullets will be very beneficial however at extended ranges with more retained energy and less wind drift.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I have a 28", 9twist Pac-Nor and mine shoots the 212gn ELD-X and 215gn Hybrids great and I'm burning RL-26 with BR2 primers. I ran out of "the Bergs" but I was consistently getting 2-3" groups at 1K with them. Just started load development yesterday on the 212-X's and it looks promising. At 100yds the groups are "one ragged hole" and velocity is averaging 3070fps with a SD of 8.4 from my LabRadar.
     
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  5. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Same here - 215 Hybrid with H1000
     
  6. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    215 hybrid, 180, 199, or 214 hammer hunters.
     
  7. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    I took the rifle out today to try a few more 178 ELDX loads. Got a .736 inch group with RL 25 at 77.5grn and 3075 fps. Turns out this rifle and loads have great ES and SD. That is with the little case work I have done so far.
    I will talk to my friend and see how much heavier he may want to go on the bullets for long range work. It really surprised me the rifle came with such a fast twist in the barrel. Appears as though Browning is thinking ahead.
     
  8. Jeffrey Van Zandt

    Jeffrey Van Zandt Well-Known Member

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    200 20x hybrid or the 215 hybrid
     
  9. twister

    twister Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    i am running 181 hammers with 7828ssc 3140.

    215 berger is also a good choice
     
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    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    I'd shoot anything that's heavy long and slick that shoots great. 215 hybrids or 212 eldx or 210 accubond. Try those and see. 215's at 2980ish is gunna be unbeatable probably.
     
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  11. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    I’m also running the 181 hammer but you could run heaviest with that twist rate.
     
  12. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some H1000 today so real load work can really start. That said RL25 and IMR7828 both show promise as well. After reading here would the Nosler ABLR be a better choice for an all around bullet? My friend is open totrying the heavier bullets.
     
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    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    As shooter7 said the hammers will run in the 8 twist barrel. I’ve tried the 181s and 214s in my hells canyon long range. It has shot both sub .5 MOA.
     
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  14. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    For an all around it’s really tough to beat the hammers. I’m switching most of my rifles to them. Never have to worry if the shot is to close or not
     
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