.300 BLK food

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.300 BLK food

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Post by AndyC » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:10 pm

It begins:

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For the curious, I'm trying out 150gr FMJs over 15.5, 16.0, 16.5 and 17.0 gr H110 - we'll see how it works out.

Once I've established a decent standard load to use in the future for plinking with cheap FMJs, I'll be working on load development for 110gr V-max and 125gr SPs - with the possibility of 168 and 175gr SMKs just for fun..
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Post by troglodyte » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 pm

If you haven’t found 300blktalk.com go check them out. They have scads of reloading info.
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Post by AndyC » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Thanks - they sure seem to know their stuff :)
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Post by AndyC » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:29 pm

Thanks to my cold calming down, I finally got to shoot these loads - all cycled perfectly and shot well. It seems to be an amazingly forgiving cartridge in terms of the loads.

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Post by SQLGeek » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:41 pm

Are you using dedicated 300 BLK brass or cut down 5.56? And does it make a difference?
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Post by MaduroBU » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:51 pm

Im trying the same thing with lil' gun. Everyone seems to claim that it's hard on barrels due to an issue with some niche revolver, though the only person who actually tested that was the owner of the revolver shop. It seems like gossip to me.

Does quickload give an astronomical great of explosion for Lil' Gun?

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Post by AndyC » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:20 am

SQLGeek wrote:Are you using dedicated 300 BLK brass or cut down 5.56? And does it make a difference?
Cut down 5.56 LC brass from detroitammoco.com

This is my first run-through of .300 loads ever, so I'm no expert - but I imagine there won't be a difference as the 5.56 is the .300's parent case, after all.
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Post by SQLGeek » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:33 am

Awesome and good luck. I have this stripped receiver sitting here that needs to be built and lately I've been wanting a .300 BLK pistol. I can't say I have a rational reason as to why but I figure I better get reloading first before putting it together. I blame early onset BRD. :lol:
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Post by MaduroBU » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:54 am

I have about 800 fully prepped .300 blk cases made up from mixed military range brass. It would've been cheaper just to buy them counting my time, but i am now certain than I can feed my "soon to be" rifle unless they quit making .223 cases or .308 bullets.

I'll share my data as well, but will likely be 2-3 months.

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Post by AndyC » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:57 am

Very nice - I'd initially planned on cutting my own as well, but had too many irons in the fire and decided to simplify for now and just buy some brass. I hope yours work well when it's time :)
SQLGeek wrote:Awesome and good luck. I have this stripped receiver sitting here that needs to be built and lately I've been wanting a .300 BLK pistol. I can't say I have a rational reason as to why but I figure I better get reloading first before putting it together. I blame early onset BRD. :lol:
I know exactly what you mean - same here! :mrgreen:
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