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First time out with the 300Wby

First time out with the 300Wby
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:02:28 PM »
Started my day off bright and early with the WeatherGuard

I was curious about the recoil, it was a stiff kick but not unbearable and after 36 rounds my shoulder wasn't screaming but it had started whimpering.

180gr Sierra Pro Hunter

Tried 3 different powders:
 IMR7828 (1.5" best group)
RL-25  (.9" best group)
H4831 (1" best group)

Book recommends max C.O.A.L. of  3.56", I loaded to 3.60 and was good chamber wise but dum dum didn't think to make sure they would fit in the magazine. Turns out about 3.56 is the max I can fit the magazine so I'll have to try it again with the new C.O.A.L.

Promising results for first time out though,
Hoping to get better results with the 7828 next time though since I already use it in my 257.

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Re: First time out with the 300Wby
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 03:13:27 PM »
Looks good, three different powders and all look like they will work. Just a little fine tuning to get what you what
Mike