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Discussion in 'Handloads' started by 8pointduck, Jun 19, 2004.
What is your favorite load for the 300 mag
Ho'bunch of Re-22 and the 180 gr Winchester Silvertip, not the new ones, the old aluminum tiped ones. Second choice, the 165 gr Hornady BTSP again with a Ho'bunch of 22!
If you don't have any 22, N-165 or 7828 will do nicely!
Hey BP, have you ever tried Reloder 25?
No sir, not in the .300 Win. I don't think it has enough capacity for the 25. The Weatherby fleet of chamberings does well with Re 25 but from what I've seen in the 300 and 338x 378 Weatherby and the Ultra Mag chamberings it is just the ticket. Not so in the .300 Winchester. It is becoming a wennie! :roll: I guess My buddy did a little work up a while back for a guy using a bit of 25 left over from a bout with a 338x378 Weatherby. He said it didn't work all that well. Bout like 4831 in a .22-250.
I use mainly a 180 gr bullet of some type and Hodgdon 4350, 4831SC, or 1000. I have some 250 gr Barnes originals that I carried while in Alaska in which I used 4831SC and 1000.
I like IMR powders for rifles. I use 7828 and ballistic tips in 165gr. These are some long range screamers
Re: re: .300 WIN MAG
by anychance have you tried (or know anyone who has) that re-22 for the 7mm rem mag? i just bought a bunch of reloading stuss for a 7mm from some guy who got rid of his 7mm rifle and there's a whole can of the re-22 stuff in with it. i wont be reloading for a while as i need to get educated on it. i have someone who will be taking me under their wing so to speak. i have a long way to go, just curious because of the same powder was with my stuff. (any primer in particular with that stuff or is user friendly to most of em)
Guest, get a good reloading manual. They will let you know what powders to use. It is a good idea to have someone help you to get started.
Re-22 will work fine in the 7 Rem mag. Did in mine. I personaly think the 7 Rem is the most over rated chambering in the world. Actually DuPont developed 7828 for the 7 mag and Re-22 is very similar to 7828. I've burned several 5# cans of
Re-22 in the past few years in many different chamberings. Worked very well in every application where it was even remotly appropriate. Re series and Vhita Vuori are the brands I go to from the get go if accuracy and performance is the prime goal of load development. I don't even fool with the others, even though they are also fine powders. Seldom do I find a Hodgdon, IMR or Accurate number that does better than one of the Reloader or VV numbers.
Why do you think it is over-rated?
i've got a buddy who hunts all over the us and abroad. he shoots a 300 win. mag and said if he had it to do over again he would have gone with the 7mm for most
I would have to say that I like them both.My 7mm performs excellent. I use Spear Grand Slams in 169gr With a whole bunch of IMR 4350 or 4831 depending wat I'm looking for...
Why do I think it is the most over rated chambering?? Simple, compare it to the performance of a .270 Winchester load and you will see very little increase in performance with a significant increase in powder consumption and recoil and loss in barrel life. But, I'm a big .270 fan. 7MM is not a magic number, contrary to what some folks would have us believe. Heck, a '06 can do most anything a 7mmRem mag can do. I just think it is way over rated and the way I read the data and my chronograph, it is! If you like it, great, you won't be competing with me for rifles and ammo for one though.
Though my son did get a nice White tail buck quite a few years ago at a paced 465 steps using at that time my and now his 700 ADL chambered in 7mm Mag using factory loaded Hornady 139 gr ammo. Yes, it was on a dead flat out run! Second shot got him! First round fired for effect! Still have the bullet, hardley deformed, only slightly flattened on the tip with the nose bent over a tad. Poor performance?? I don't know about that! When we field dressed the deer the bullet was between the ribs and the hide on the far side. Dead deer! Something must have worked ok? Still, any 130 gr .270 load would have done as well. Untill you get over the 160 gr wt, it isn't any more than a glorified .270 or .280 with a big case head.
I'm a big fan of the .270 Winchester myself. Probably cause it's what I own. I've shot a little of everything and I haven't found a round that will work BETTER than the .270 for anything I need it to do. It's a great round. Recoil is managable, shoots nice and flat, doesn't take a bizillion grains of powder per reload.
I know that all the "mag" rounds will shoot a little farther, have larger bullets, and much more energy. Also realize that a big fat Muley or an Elk are the the biggest critters I'd try with this gun.