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light loads 4 .300 win mag
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:34 pm    Post subject: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

hi guys looking for any info people have on the lightest projectile weight and loads 4 my new .300 win mag as it makes a lovely deer rifle but i wish to take it out on roo aswell and need to create some much lighter loads to minimise damage Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:34 am    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

I have have never used my Winnie on deer, but I'm sure it will be fine. I prefer to use a 270 or 308 for deer hunting. My Weatherby is just too heavy to carry around all day up here in the north Maine woods. If you do want a light load that won't rattle your teeth (as much) might I suggest a 110 gr Barnes XFB pushed by 67 grs of IMR 4064. This is about the lightest bullet you can get in .308 caliber and the Barnes XFB should open nicely with this charge. Mind you I've not tried it myself, I'm taking the information from the Barnes Reloading manual (#3). I have been considering trying some light loads in my gun as well, just to make target shooting with it more inviting. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

For light loads something I have had good success with is using loads from a cast bullet loading manual. I use the suggested powder for a specific weight of cast bullet but use a jacketed bullet. I usually end up in the 1800 to 2200 FPS range. I have shot several coyotes, this year, with a 30-06 using 28 grain of N133 and a 200 grain RN Sierra. Like hitting them with an 1800 FPS brick. Little pelt damage. (All were less than 100 yards.) I've do this with 270 and 308 also. Don’t see why this can’t work for a 300 Win Mag.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

Howdy. The speer number twelve manual gives various reduced loads for the 300 win mag. 110 gr spire pnt starting load 21grains of SR4759 at 1718fps and max load 25 grains at 2024 fps they give reduced loads for just about every bullet weight they offer.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

thanks guys couple there for me to try ive got modern reloading 2nd edition by richard lee and it only has loads down to 110 grain for .300 magnum but it lists a 100 grain bullet for 308 winchester so was wondering if anyone new of any loads for that thanks again keep me posted if anyone bumps into new info Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

Howdy. The speer number twelve has a reduced load. Starting load 19grains of SR4759 at 1626fps max load 23 grains at 1975fps for there 100 grain plinker.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

No offense intended, but light loads for a 300 win mag is like buying a race car to go to the mall.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

but what if the mall is 100km away down ur own private winding road! there is a place for everything but uve gotta know all the options before u can make a decision

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

Ok
I surrender, To each his own.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

I'm sorta in the same boat as Chainsaw. I just got the Remington 770...a cheap into into this heavy caliber big game gun. I really like the power it has to offer when needed. However, it would be kinda nice to tone it down a bit at the range in order to dial the scope in, and just have some fun. I can only take so much of the recoil before my shoulder say's "enough!"...too bad. Any suggestions from you folks?

WildHorse.

I was trying to look into the Speer's but couldn't find what you were talking about. If you can post a link I would appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

Confused You might checkout the Lyman cast bullet handbook 3rd edition for reduced loads,mine is a first edition and it starts out at 150 gr loads for 300winmag,and goes up to 190gr bullets.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

nick harveys manual has 130grn loads listed. if trying a lighter load beware of accuracy issues and over expantion. why I say this is I have loaded 110grn hornady flatbase hollow points for my .270 and loaded them to what manual said would be about 3000fps they grouped 2" not 1" like most other loads in this rifle and as for expantion they are explosive they make beer bottle sized holes in red neck wallabies and dont come out but tissue damage is well naasty. the way I would go for less damage would be slow down a projectile to mild levels so you dont get knocked around.I now use 130grn taipans for wallabies and they are great. Ive loaded 30/06 and 7.62x39 with 125grn taipans and with reasonably light loads they grouped fine hope this helps..

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

Look at the Hodgdon web site for youth loads or reduced loads. They have a bunch listed. GL

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: light loads 4 .300 win mag Reply with quote

Chainsaw,
Love the handle!
I'm in Australia and own a couple of 300 winnies.
I use mine on roo's quite often with Nosler 150gr Ballistic Tips, I have used the 125gr Ballistic Tips, but some big bucks have simply taken the shot and disappeared into the night appearing totally unscathed! I think they open up too soon and don't penetrate the shoulders on big buck roo's adequately. Shocked
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