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Okay guys.  I christened my new Savage long range hunter in 300 Win Mag last weekend.

Only had 150, 155 nad 168gr pills.  The gun appears to want heavier pills.  I will use the lighter stuff in the 308. 

 

Please give me your go to loads with pills 168gr and heavier.  Powders are also up for comsideration.

Thanks in advance!
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    Thunbs Up  That'll work!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
     I use RL-22 w/180gr Hornady Interlocks.  Sub MOA,3118 fps 10 shot avg.
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You can see if yours will stabilize but mines loves the 240gr Sierra's even with the 1-10 twist.  I have used 220grs and can see little difference.  Using 76gr H1000 i can push them right around 2950fps with a COAL of 3.385. One hole at 100yds.  Here is a 300yd target with the 240's ( not the two shots on the left, thats a different target with a different load)
 
I have found that the 208gr AMax's work well too with H1000 and 77grs of H1000. They fly around 3050 FPS and will also produce groups of three holes touching at 100yds.  This is the only bullet I have tested on a deer and it was absolutely devestating.
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FYI you may find in your hand soon a few A-maxs to try Wink
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72.5gr of imr-4831 with a 180gr sierra prohunter.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

72.5gr of imr-4831 with a 180gr sierra prohunter.
Morning Hunter!   Have you ever tried using H4831SC with this load?  (I have that powder)
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Originally posted by sakomato sakomato wrote:

Nice shooting there Bob...as usual!  Thanks, wonder how much difference using CCI primers will make.
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Once I decide on and get some slower powder I will be more aggressive in loading near max.  Since all the powders i currently have are a little too fast I have stayed at about the halfway mark in powder weight per the manuals especially with using Mag primers which from what I gather will cause higher peak pressures do to faster ignition.   My reasoning is: Mag primers would compound the problem of high peak pressures caused by faster powders.  Am I understanding that right?
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

72.5gr of imr-4831 with a 180gr sierra prohunter.
Morning Hunter!   Have you ever tried using H4831SC with this load?  (I have that powder)
 
I use H4831sc with my 168gr load with a LR primer and its a smaking load.
 
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Morning Brando!  I was surprised to find that Varget had better grouping than did H4831SC using CCI Mag LR primers and 168gr Nosler HPBTs.  At least with the weights I was loading!
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i just bought my first pound of h-4831sc a few months ago to try in my .264win and .300wby. i wouldnt be a bit surprised if it doesnt shine in my brother in laws .270
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I like to monkey with loads, but best results have been over 4831 and 7828.  My big gun likes 190-gr BTHP and 208-gr Amax.  The GAP (shorter barrel) does better with 180-gr and 190-gr, not so much the 208s.
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Morning Brando!  I was surprised to find that Varget had better grouping than did H4831SC using CCI Mag LR primers and 168gr Nosler HPBTs.  At least with the weights I was loading!
 
for some reason the H4831sc dose not work well with a mag primer in my loads with a 165/168. No with a Lr primer they do really good. now my 200/210 H1000 loads the mag primers are the ticket.
 
 
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Bud,
 
Try working up to 75 gr. RL22 with Nosler 180 gr. accubonds. With CCI 250 primers and Lapua brass this load shoots one ragged hole at 100 yards out of my ABolt. I had to seat the handloads about 0.020 of the lands to get it to shoot that way, though. Seems like it yields about 3100 fps muzzle velocity. Sorry, I can't find a target scan to post...
 
 
Hope that helps,
 
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Problem ther Texas is finding lapua brass....
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Thanks Guys...ALOT!  Brando I noted that the Lee nd hornady manuals call for regular LR primer and not Mag primers.  I had already prepped the 50 casings I had bought with Mag primers when I realized this.  Thats one of the reasons I stayed at about midrange on powder weights.  Looks Like I have some work cut out for me!  Wink  Darn, darn, darn! Whistling
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Thanks Guys...ALOT!  Brando I noted that the Lee nd hornady manuals call for regular LR primer and not Mag primers.  I had already prepped the 50 casings I had bought with Mag primers when I realized this.  Thats one of the reasons I stayed at about midrange on powder weights.  Looks Like I have some work cut out for me!  Wink  Darn, darn, darn! Whistling
 
Thats what makes it so much fun.
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Definitely blind good luck for me I bought 100 Lapua 300 Win cases when I bought the rifle.
 
Win brass is good too, though. Just work up to the load...
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Yeah i have been on the hunt for some for a while now.  I have a contact in New Zealand now that is suppose to call me when they get there next seasonal shipment. if they get it.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Thanks Guys...ALOT!  Brando I noted that the Lee nd hornady manuals call for regular LR primer and not Mag primers.  I had already prepped the 50 casings I had bought with Mag primers when I realized this.  Thats one of the reasons I stayed at about midrange on powder weights.  Looks Like I have some work cut out for me!  Wink  Darn, darn, darn! Whistling
 
Thats what makes it so much fun.
 
Heard that!  It was a little disappointing that my other guns like just about anything I fed them!  This will be a little more challenging!  Yippee
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don't wanna bust your bubble this early in the game bud but keep in mind that you may still be in the break in stage of the barrel and what doesn't work now may actually work once the barrel is broke in. Slim but possible. lol
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There is always that possibility but if you've recently watched the latest Savage propaganda video their barrels don't need to be broken in...just shot!
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180gr. bullets and RL22 was very popular in my area, as Texas stated, but I got better results with IMR 4350 in a Sako.
7828 worked well too.
 
Nice stick, Tom.   
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I almost always shoot the 190 SMK at 2900 fps with IMR 4350.
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