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Another Range Day with the 300

Another Range Day with the 300
« on: September 01, 2018, 03:58:34 PM »
Went back to the range with the load that shot well the first couple times out.

180gr Sierra ProHunter
H4831

First two groups were very disappointing and had me scratching my head, so I checked the action screws... Very loose! The front was pretty loose and the rear was loose enough to put my finger on it and turn it. I thought I checked these screws when I bought it but don't remember.

These are some of the first groups before tightening the action screws

Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 04:00:30 PM »
After tightening the action screws (which had me hitting way low) groups were very pleasing.

 A couple here

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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 04:46:28 PM »
More proof that having a screw loose is never good 😜😜😂😂😂
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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 06:29:37 AM »
I must have missed the original post but what brand of rifle and what type of stock is on it, synthetic or wood?
You may need to use a thread locker to keep them tight and proper screw torque values will help also.
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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 07:51:24 AM »
Cpt Awesome: I’m guessing you used a near max but book-safe load. The same bullet and power has been very good in my 300 Wby. The 180 Sierra’s were hard to find but the Hornady’s were easy to get and I stocked up on the bullets and the powder.
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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 10:04:25 AM »
I must have missed the original post but what brand of rifle and what type of stock is on it, synthetic or wood?
You may need to use a thread locker to keep them tight and proper screw torque values will help also.

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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »
Cpt Awesome: I’m guessing you used a near max but book-safe load. The same bullet and power has been very good in my 300 Wby. The 180 Sierra’s were hard to find but the Hornady’s were easy to get and I stocked up on the bullets and the powder.
You would be absolutely correct sir!

Used H4831SC the first couple times but ran out. Cabelas only had H4831 this time so I went with it. Shoots the same as far as I can tell.

Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 04:49:37 PM »
Tried it again today just to be sure.

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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 05:02:06 PM »
Doesn't look to good to me, I think you better start from scratch!!!! LOL
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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 05:08:34 PM »
Yep, Just a lil more work to get it down to 1 hole. ;D
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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 05:37:43 PM »
Well dang! I thought I was finished with this load.... :-\

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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2018, 06:05:08 PM »
Yeah come on CptnAwesome, how could you be proud of those groups. I too think you need to reevaluate your loading process. Maybe even take a loading course.  ;D
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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2018, 06:21:22 PM »
Great shooting, and a great load. I got a great load using IMR 7828SSC, with 180 grs Accubond.  Took that load with me to Africa, and didn't fail me, everything was dead with one shot.  ;D ;D

Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2018, 11:04:29 PM »
Yeah come on CptnAwesome, how could you be proud of those groups. I too think you need to reevaluate your loading process. Maybe even take a loading course.  ;D
You're right! I'm just gonna throw all my stuff away, I'm a failure... :'(

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Re: Another Range Day with the 300
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2018, 12:23:21 AM »
Yeah come on CptnAwesome, how could you be proud of those groups. I too think you need to reevaluate your loading process. Maybe even take a loading course.  ;D
You're right! I'm just gonna throw all my stuff away, I'm a failure... :'(

I wouldn't go that far, it's very very close to meeting our one hole standard!!!
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