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Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?

Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:15:14 PM »
Just wondering, I just ordered the above bullets and am going to experiment with load development. The BC is .509 and Hornady's ballistic site shows that bullet at 3300 fps. 200 yard zero only drops 22" at 500 yards., at 3200 fps drops 23" and at 3100 drops 25". I'm thinking with 1 in 8 twist my ULW should easily stabilize a 160 grain bullet. Anyone tried 160's yet in their 6.5-300?
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 10:03:19 PM »
I too want to try them in mine. I am fairly certain they will stabilise as the Woodleigh range of pills are fairly short for caliber. Which is unusual with todays trend of long thin streamlined projectiles. But these are pure and simple hunting projectiles. And Aussie made so you know they will be good.  8) ;D 
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 06:15:38 AM »
I've got the 160 grain protected point bullets coming from Midway. I'm thinking these bullets traveling at 6.5-300 speed will be the ultimate elk buster. Plus, being made by our mates down under how could we go wrong?
« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 06:17:13 AM by godscountry »
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 06:43:18 AM »
it will be interesting to see what kind of speed you can get with those. The only data I seen with the 160's was running only around 3000fps.

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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 06:54:33 AM »
You might want to take a look at hawk bullets they are just like the old barnes originals
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 05:00:37 PM »
I am running a hot 140g acc load in my 6.5-300 at 3400fps so I don't know if 3300 fps would be doable with a 160.
John

Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 06:47:28 PM »
I am running a hot 140g acc load in my 6.5-300 at 3400fps so I don't know if 3300 fps would be doable with a 160.

Yeah, It might be tough getting 3300, I'll most likely get around 3000 to maybe 3100 loaded hot, just have to watch for pressure spikes. The 3008 fps load I found was with a Hornady round nose bullet, I'm hoping the weldcore protected point Woodleigh will do a little better, time will tell. Going to use the same military powder (US867) I use with the 140 gr. partitions.
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 04:01:35 PM »
I think you can get 3100+ no problem, a 300wby will go 3300 with a 180g. Did you mean US869? that is what I use. Let us know your results.
John

Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 07:32:33 PM »
I've often wondered about the heavys in this one. 160 woodleighs, 156 norma oryx and the 160 hornady. All would give you lots of bone smash for moose and elk.

Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 07:27:27 AM »
I think you can get 3100+ no problem, a 300wby will go 3300 with a 180g. Did you mean US869? that is what I use. Let us know your results.

I use the WC867 (US867) which is only one step from WC869 (US869). This powder works great in my 6.5-300.
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 08:14:32 AM »
Following.

I just got my 6.5-300 broken in completely yesterday. I'm tired of waiting for ammo to become available and paying for it. I am going to get into reloading just because of this round. Best excuse ever I know. I've never reloaded before and I don't have any of the necessary tools to do so.

What are you guys using for a reloading setup? Pros and Cons?

I have been looking at the Hornady Lock-N-Load reloading kit as a start. I know I'll need a scale and dies as well. 

I got really good grouping with the 130 grain scirocco yesterday. But, I want to try the 127's as well as heavier grains for larger mammals. At 60-100 dollars a box it makes sense to reload this round. Plus the 127's that everyone recommends are never in stock.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 12:34:17 PM »
Hey, My Woodleigh bullets came today. Need to get to the loading bench.
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 01:07:40 PM »
Maasjod, You can find most of the stuff used from Gun Broker or ebay. I use an RCBS press with primer tool attached, Lyman scale and Lyman case trimmer. Try to make sure your press has the priming tool attachment as pictured, that makes it nice as it's always there when you need it. A reloading manual is also nice to have handy or you can look up load data online.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 01:11:40 PM by godscountry »
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Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 01:25:33 PM »
Maasjod, You can find most of the stuff used from Gun Broker or ebay. I use an RCBS press with primer tool attached, Lyman scale and Lyman case trimmer. Try to make sure your press has the priming tool attachment as pictured, that makes it nice as it's always there when you need it. A reloading manual is also nice to have handy or you can look up load data online.
Godscountry is that a cast iron primer catcher? That has got to be old.
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: Has anyone loaded 160 grain Woodleigh bullets in their 6.5-300?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 01:29:54 PM »
Maasjod, You can find most of the stuff used from Gun Broker or ebay. I use an RCBS press with primer tool attached, Lyman scale and Lyman case trimmer. Try to make sure your press has the priming tool attachment as pictured, that makes it nice as it's always there when you need it. A reloading manual is also nice to have handy or you can look up load data online.
Godscountry is that a cast iron primer catcher? That has got to be old.

It's cast aluminum and yes, I've had it a good while.
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