I've loaded the .300 Savage for many years for the Savage Mod.99, Savage Mod.20, and my Remington 81A. Contrary to some pulp writers, the .300 loads just like any other cartridge. Its short neck does allow the heavy bullets to sit down into the powder capacity. The smaller capacity Savage case call for a medium burn powder like IMR 3031 and IMR 4064, the later being my favorite. The following loads had proven very good:
(1) Nosler 165 gr Ballistic Tip, Partition, or Speer Roundnose with 39 grs of IMR 4064, regular primer for a velocity at 2475 fps in a 22" barrel.
(2) Nosler 150 gr Ballistic Tip or Partition with 40 grs of IMR 4064, regular primer for a velocity of 2550 fps in a 22" barrel.
(3) Speer 180 gr Roundnose with 39 grs of IMR 4064, regular primer for a velocity of 2325 fps in a 22" barrel
These loads have been proven meat getters.
I do like to use the Lee Collet crimp die! The .300 Savage is a grand old cartridge and do anything you ask of it out to a couple of hundred yards.
Best Regards, James
James, tried Varget in the .300 Savage? I've moved from IMR4064 and IMR4350 (.30-06, .22-250, .257 Rob, .338, etc.) to Varget due to the fact that it meters so much better than the long-stick IMR powders, and surprisingly, I have gotten sub-MOA results in it with all the above listed cartridges.
I found a listing of BR2015, or otherwise known as XMR2015. It states startin load of 34.7 @2413fps max load of 38.5 @2742fps. for a 150 grain bullet.
Says it will produce 43,600 cup.
I have a bunch ready for the range first chance I get.
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