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i like the 165gr barnes tsx with ramshot hunter... 1/2'' groups and easy shooting load that will take deer or elk with ease
 

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I think heavy for caliber bullets are best in a .300. You can do anything with the 150-165 grain bullets that needs doing with a .30-06. The 200 grain bullet (I like Partitions) from the .300 is a new level of power altogether. I shoot nothing less than 180 grain bullets in my .300.
 

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I agree with Saskshooter. Heavy pills are where the 300 WM shines. I like using the Nosler 200gr Accu-Bond with IMR-4831. I also shoot the 180 gr Accu-Bond, and it likes IMR-4350,
 

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I give another nod to what Sask said. The .30-06 was MADE for 165 grain pills. They are perfect. I think the .300 Win was made for 180s and 200s. I would strive to work up the most accurate load I could with a 200 gr high BC bonded bullet.
 

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Well I have some 200 gr loads as follows;

200gr Partitions
72gr H4831
Win Primer
Win Case

Today I tried some 165gr handloads that I used in another 300WM, so-so accuracy. I tried the above load and accuracy is good enough for hunting, but I still want to try 180 grain loads.

Accuracy with the above load is around 2.5" at 250 yards with a variable breeze, 5-7 mph.
 

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I have had very good luck with 190gr Hornady BTSP's in 300 Winchester, and .300 Weatherby. They will not detonate on deer size game, and they give good penetration on elk. They are often the most accurate option. Speer 200gr SP's are another very good choice that won't break the bank, while doing a good job as an all around bullet.
 

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Have you tried the Grand Slams?
Ya know, GS's don't get a lot of press, and that's sorta surprising to anyone that's tried them.

I'm not a huge "Premium Bullet" fan, my theory is get a bigger gun and use a heavier bullet. But for those that want to get everything from a single rifle, GS's are a premium bargain.
 

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Well I have some 200 gr loads as follows;

200gr Partitions
72gr H4831
Win Primer
Win Case

Today I tried some 165gr handloads that I used in another 300WM, so-so accuracy. I tried the above load and accuracy is good enough for hunting, but I still want to try 180 grain loads.

Accuracy with the above load is around 2.5" at 250 yards with a variable breeze, 5-7 mph.
I'm sorry, I may not be understanding this correctly. You shot 165gr bullets from your 300WM and put together a solid MOA group, at 250 yards, and that is just "so-so accuracy"?
 

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the 208/210gn bullets are great out of my 300wm.and useing H1000 to push them seems best for my rifel.so yea I agree on the 200+ bullet choice for a 300wm.
 

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I'm sorry, I may not be understanding this correctly. You shot 165gr bullets from your 300WM and put together a solid MOA group, at 250 yards, and that is just "so-so accuracy"?

Sorry for the confusion. The 200 grain Partition load is the real world 2.5" @ 250 yards load.

I was hoping for some good 180 grain suggestions.

Thanks
 

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the 208/210gn bullets are great out of my 300wm.and useing H1000 to push them seems best for my rifel.so yea I agree on the 200+ bullet choice for a 300wm.

Sounds good. Looks like you are using match or target bullets. My 300 Win is mostly for hunting.

I have looked at the H1000 its a good choice. Others I am thinking is IMR 4831, and RL22. H4831 has always been a winner I just want the extra speed the 300 Winch is designed for.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Have you tried the Grand Slams?
They're all I use.

I load a 180 gr. GS over a book max charge of IMR-4350 for about 3050 fps. This load shoots 1 1/2" or better in 4 different .300 Win's that I load for. All I use it for is deer (others use it on black bear). Super performance!!
 

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Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I would like to give that bullet a try.
I will gladly give you the specifics of the load if you inquire via PM.

For obvious reasons, I hesitate to post handloads in the open forum.
 

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Sierra 200 grain spitzer boattail

I've shot sierra's 200 grain spitzer boat tail with 72 grain imr 4831 for over 30 years in a ruger #1. many moose and caribou have gone in the freezer. The load ia accurate and the bullet has never failed, two moose at approx. 350 yards dropped in tracks.
 

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Sounds good. Gotta love the power of the 300 Winny. I shot a big bodied elk at 458 ranged yards, elk went straight down, love the thump. My favorite number.

I like the IMR 4831 a lot.



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I've been loading the Hornady SST's in 165 grain, on top of CCI 250 Mag. Primers, and a stout load of RL-22. I can tell you that shooting hogs with this load has proven that this combination is absolutely explosive. Like cut a hog in half type explosive. I also shot another hog under his right eye, and it literally took his entire face off from the eyes forward. If you want to render an animal almost unrecognizable-this is how you do it. The plus side-I've not had to track a hog shot with this gun. On the down side-it's always a bloody mess trying to drag a hog that has been disemboweled without getting blood/guts all over your pants legs.
 

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What are your favorite components for this cartridge and why? Thanks for any info.

Roger

I use winchester cases, Federal 215M primers and 81 grains of H-1000 and 180 grain TSX. This is an extremey effective load on game. I like this load because of it's cansistence shot to shot and the accuracy is pretty good also

As thgis 5 shot 300 yard group will attest


 
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