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cottontop 10-10-2012 01:27 PM

300 Savage Bullets
Does anyone load 130 grain bullets in the 300 Savage? The Speer and the Hornady are definitely not varmint bullets, and loaded at close to 2800fps in my Rem. 722, this bullet should be devistating on deer and hogs.

res45 10-11-2012 01:34 AM

I would stick with the 150 to 165 gr. bullets for those game animals,it's what I use in my Sav. 99 in 300 Sav. Velocity doesn't always equate to a clean kill especially when the bullet used is not really constructed to handle game animals over 130 lbs. like the Hornady and Speer.

The Sierra 125 gr. Pro Hunter is a good choice for a lightweight 30 cal. bullet that is better constructed and will take game up to 180 lbs. and even better choice is the Barnes 130 grain TSX if you want to go light.

A good read on 300 Sav. bullets.

Shade 10-11-2012 04:44 AM

Ever over spin a bullet and see it turn to a puff a dust out of the barrel?

What is your barrel twist?

nitestalker 10-11-2012 06:11 AM

The 150 grs. Flat Nose 30-30 bullet shot from a 300 Savage makes a killer load. I have an old Mdl. 99 circa 1950 .300 loaded with these and it often rides in the Jeep floor.;)

cottontop 10-11-2012 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by Shade (Post 972440)
Ever over spin a bullet and see it turn to a puff a dust out of the barrel?

What is your barrel twist?

1 in 10

Shade 10-11-2012 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by cottontop (Post 972561)
1 in 10

Using a modified Greenhill formula and Hodgdon's reloading data for muzzle velocity, your ideal bullet length for a 1:10 is:

Muzzle ..... Bullet
Velocity ... Length
2300 ........ 1.59
2400 ........ 1.63
2500 ........ 1.66
2600 ........ 1.69
2700 ........ 1.73
2800 ........ 1.76

Twist = 3.5 x MV^0.5 x Dia^2 / BL

MV is muzzle velocity
BL is bullet length
Dia is bullet diameter

The original Greenhill formula did not have a term for velocity this includes
velocity and I have found to be a good indicator.

You can over spin a bullet and loose accuracy and in rare cases actually have
a bullet pulled apart by the forces. Seen it done with a very short and light
bullet in a hot 5.56 Nato round.

Huntbear 10-12-2012 02:48 AM

150 gr. Sierra work great in my very old Rem. 760 300 Sav.

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