lite bullets in a big cartridge?

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lite bullets in a big cartridge?

has anybody ever loaded 110 - 130 grain bullets in a 300 win mag?

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 I think Jiffy loaded some 130's.

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think it is worth monkeying around with? id think if they shot worth a damn a 110 vmax pushed hard would be fantastic for dogs. . . although a bit more expensive than the 223

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My hunting partner had rotator cuff surgery a few years ago.  There was no way he was going to take the recoil of his light weight 300 Win Mag that fall.  He loaded 110 gr Barnes X bullets at 3300 fps. 

I was watching through the spotting scope when he shot a buck at somewhere between 200 and 300 yards.  It looked like the chest expanded 50%.  The buck took off like a rocket, but only for 20 yards and folded at full speed.  Like all X bullets the penetration was through both shoulders even though it was a light bullet.

I have tried 125 gr Ballistic Tip just for fun, but my throat was so long it put me way back from the lands and I could not get good accuracy.  By good accuracy I mean under 1/2 inch.  I don't really remember what the group size was, just bigger than I liked.

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We used to all the time just to see what they'd do to prairie dogs lol!

 

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My hunting partner had rotator cuff surgery a few years ago. 

Tell Rob to suck it up!  

moosehunter, 84 gr of RL-22 and 130 TTSX out of my 300 win mag @ 3400....much more fun to shoot with that bullet and it doesn't bounce off. 

 

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Not the .300 but I once loaded up some 110 grainers that I got in a trade in  06.   Shot amazingly well and nailed p dogs and an antelope or two quite nicely! 
110 in a .300 would be a trial and error proposition, even more so than most handloading.  Kind of overbore, but you never know.....

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How about a .50 BMG down to .22 cal with a barrel 6 feet long? 

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I am going to go run a few 120gr TTSX's down the pipe of my 7mm Rem at lunch time... We'll see how it goes...

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I am going to go run a few 120gr TTSX's down the pipe of my 7mm Rem at lunch time... We'll see how it goes...

Should "go" to the tune of 3500+fps.  I'm 3525FPS via R-22 and 24" 7WSM.

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I am running IMR 4831, 'cuz the info I found showed that as the most accurate load tested. I wanted to use Reloader 22 cuz it was the fastest, but I am trying to remedy sum accuracy issues so I figured this the best starting point.

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My hunting partner had rotator cuff surgery a few years ago. 

Tell Rob to suck it up!  

moosehunter, 84 gr of RL-22 and 130 TTSX out of my 300 win mag @ 3400....much more fun to shoot with that bullet and it doesn't bounce off. 

I'll do that.  I wasn't sure if I was speaking to the same Jiffy or not.  Nice to hear from you. 

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125 gr. ballistic tips out of my .300 and it shot fine. My buddy shot an antelope with it, but needless to say there are much better loads for that job.

Was a really fast setup though.

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I loaded some 110 grain Hornady V-max with 62 grains of Winchester 760 for my 30.06.  Shot some pretty decent groups, but I don't remember what the muzzle velocity was.  I haven't tried them on coyotes yet.

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Was not thrilled with the accuracy of the load. I think tonight i will mess with the bullet seating depth and maybe work my way up closer to max charge.

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 I'd be looking @ fouling in the bbl.  Scope rings/mounts.  The crown.  Stock screw tension.  Bedding, pretty much in that order.

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Horsager Said:
 I'd be looking @ fouling in the bbl.  Scope rings/mounts.  The crown.  Stock screw tension.  Bedding, pretty much in that order.

freshly cleaned barrel one down the tube to accurize it.. Scope rings and mounts are tight.  Screws  are tight but not over tight. Maybe I should examine the crown.

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Stock has been professionally glass bedded.

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Stock has been professionally glass bedded.

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Jiffy. Said:
 

Plainsman Said:
My hunting partner had rotator cuff surgery a few years ago. 

Tell Rob to suck it up!  

moosehunter, 84 gr of RL-22 and 130 TTSX out of my 300 win mag @ 3400....much more fun to shoot with that bullet and it doesn't bounce off. 

thank you!

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 You're very welcome

 

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how did that 130 ttsx shoot acuracy wise in the 300?

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 The 7WSM/120TTSX combo may make the cut this fall.

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Horsager Said:
 The 7WSM/120TTSX combo may make the cut this fall.

yes, but you are a better shot than i am

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moosehunter09 Said:
how did that 130 ttsx shoot acuracy wise in the 300?

Quite well, however I've only shot them to 300.  I won't win any F-class matches with them, but I never win to begin with.  Last year while testing I shot a 10 shot group at 300 just under 5 inches.  Good enough for me and way good enough to kill deer.  The main thing I like about the load is it's much nicer to shoot.  I've found that since I have switched to this load the 300 doesn't collect dust anymore.  This is a good thing.  

 

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Horsager Said:
 The 7WSM/120TTSX combo may make the cut this fall.

What rifle is your 7 wsm?

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Horsager Said:
 The 7WSM/120TTSX combo may make the cut this fall.

What rifle is your 7 wsm?

Winchester M70 Classic SS.

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