.300 WSM 225 grain ELD-Match

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.300 WSM 225 grain ELD-Match

Postby MaduroBU » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 am

I am about to finally begin working up 225 gain loads for my .300 WSM model 70 (many thanks to those whose advice helped in getting it back). The nearest data that i can find is 220 grain round nose loads from Hodgdon. When I called them to ask, they thought that using their 220 grain data as a starting point seemed reasonable. I also intend to seat these long and may gain some powder capacity that way. Barrel is a 28" 1-10" Bartlein. I plan to try 4831 and H1000,both Hodgdon Extreme series powders. Bullet,as per title,is the Hornady .308 225 grain ELD Match.

If I am the guinea pig then so be it. However, if anyone else has been there first, I'd love to share their experience.

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Re: .300 WSM 225 grain ELD-Match

Postby Beiruty » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:58 pm

I load 208 gr A-max and ELD for my Steyr SSG 300WM. Since the Barrel Length is long, I recommend RL23 start at 60gr and work it up.
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Re: .300 WSM 225 grain ELD-Match

Postby rotor » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:15 pm

MaduroBU wrote:I am about to finally begin working up 225 gain loads for my .300 WSM model 70 (many thanks to those whose advice helped in getting it back). The nearest data that i can find is 220 grain round nose loads from Hodgdon. When I called them to ask, they thought that using their 220 grain data as a starting point seemed reasonable. I also intend to seat these long and may gain some powder capacity that way. Barrel is a 28" 1-10" Bartlein. I plan to try 4831 and H1000,both Hodgdon Extreme series powders. Bullet,as per title,is the Hornady .308 225 grain ELD Match.

If I am the guinea pig then so be it. However, if anyone else has been there first, I'd love to share their experience.

I almost never load rifle but Hornady 9th edition does list 225 gr BTHP Match. Would not that load data work? They do use H4831SC as one option.


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Re: .300 WSM 225 grain ELD-Match

Postby MaduroBU » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 am

COAL is the big limitation, and the plastic tip changes my SD. Sounds like the best starting point.


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