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lite bullets in a big cartridge?

by , Posted to on 10/07/2012 9:59 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2009
Location: nd
has anybody ever loaded 110 - 130 grain bullets in a 300 win mag?
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Re: lite bullets in a big cartridge?
by on 10/07/2012 10:01 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
 I think Jiffy loaded some 130's.

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by on 10/07/2012 10:04 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2009
Location: nd
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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by on 10/08/2012 07:40 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/19/2003
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 07:56 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/20/2003
Location: ND
We used to all the time just to see what they'd do to prairie dogs lol!

 

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by on 10/08/2012 08:35 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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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. 
 
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by on 10/08/2012 09:02 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 09:03 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
How about a .50 BMG down to .22 cal with a barrel 6 feet long? 
Re: lite bullets in a big cartridge?
by on 10/08/2012 09:23 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 09:36 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
 
buckmaster81 Said:
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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by on 10/08/2012 10:58 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 11:43 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/19/2003
Location: ND
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. 

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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by on 10/08/2012 1:29 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/07/2010
Location: ND
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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Re: lite bullets in a big cartridge?
by on 10/08/2012 1:44 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/17/2011
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 4:08 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 4:36 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
 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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by on 10/08/2012 4:57 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
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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by on 10/08/2012 4:59 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
Stock has been professionally glass bedded.

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by on 10/08/2012 5:00 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
 
buckmaster81 Said:
Stock has been professionally glass bedded.
Generous free-float?

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by on 10/08/2012 5:14 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
no contact

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by on 10/08/2012 7:33 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2009
Location: nd
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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