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Old 03-16-2010, 03:12 AM   #11
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I have been thinking about this one all day. I think you would be best served by a good 180gr bullet.

Hornady 180gr Interbond

Nosler 180gr Partition

Swift 180gr Scirocco II

Barns 180gr Tipped TSX BT
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I agree with cpttango30. All of these bullets will get the job done on elk and should work well with H1000. If you would like to shoot out to 400 or 500 yards, you will likely have to try a variety of bullet/powder combinations to get the level of accuracy you will need. I usually use 200 grain Partitions or Barnes TSX's in my 300 Win Mag. The TSX's have proven especially effective for everything from deer to black bear to big Canadian moose. Excellent powders for these heavy bullets are R22, IMR7828, H4831SC and H1000.


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Old 03-16-2010, 03:51 AM   #12
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Thanks guys, I have been testing the 165 Accubond and have a few 180s on hand now.
The Accubond has proven to be very accurate with H1000 and Win Mag primers, but I don't see it reccomended for elk size animals very much. I loaded several small batches with different primers and found they have a decided effect on accuracy in this rifle as well.
When I order bullets again I will get some partitions and TSX 180s and begin working with them.



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I'm in the process of setting up my third .300 Win. Mag. It is this Kimber 8400 L.A. Police Tactical Model.









I haven't decided on the scope yet, but I'm leaning torward the excellent Bushnell 3200 Elite Tactical in 5-15X. I have 4 of these scopes and every one of them has delivered fantastic results. The factory supplied rail is of steel and has a 20 MOA forward cant.

As far as loads I pretty much have but one in the .300 Win. Mag., and that is the Sierra 190 Gr. Matchking sitting on top of 72.2 grains of IMR 4831 powder. This has been one of the most accurate loads I can find for the .300 Winchester Magnum. It is a beautiful 1,000 yard target round that is capable of shooting beyond. Bill T.

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Bill:
It's a beauty! Thanks for sharing that with us. Keep us updated as to how it shoots.
Pat.

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Thanks much! I'm hoping to get her scoped out and to the range in the next couple of weeks. Bill T.

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You certainly do have a really nice rifle. Go burn some powder and let us know how it goes. I am just scratching the surface with the .300 and I like it.

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Here's todays target with 83 gr. H1000, Nos 165 Accubond and Win Mag primers. I let one slip, but rest are fair. Also I need to learn to use the Lead Sled. I discovered that I must pull the rifle back all the way into the rest after each shot. I didn't realize that it was jumping about an inch forward after the shot.
I loaded some more this afternoon to try tomorrow cause I need to do this test again since I basically just wasted powder, bullets and primers today. It is the same load 10 rounds each using Win Mag and CCI Mag primers. The rifle does not like standard rifle primers of any brand. Tomorrow I will pay attention the the sled after each shot.
Depending on tomorrows results, if all goes well, I will start shooting from prone at 2-3-400 yards on Wednesdays weather permitting.
Once I have settled on a 165 load, I will continue on with 180s.



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