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Old 11-19-2014, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308
...300 Weatherby Magnum ... Factory ammo is around $60-100, depending on what make.
Even with todays inflated powder prices, it costs me less than $22/box of 20 to load my .300 Weatherby with 168 gr TTSX bullets.

It costs me less than $13/box of 20 to load it with 168 gr Hornady BTHP Match bullets.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:08 PM
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A guy let me shoot his 338-378 wby at the range. Grabbed the box of ammo to load a round...$115 a box was the price I saw on it! WOW!!!!
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:29 PM
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Even with todays inflated powder prices, it costs me less than $22/box of 20 to load my .300 Weatherby with 168 gr TTSX bullets.
That's why I hand load. I only bought one box of factory ammo for the Weatherby. That was when I bought it. Basically so I could shoot it right away and to get the brass.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308
Is factory 7mm Allen Mag even available? Or this that strictly a hand loading proposition?

I've had a 300 Weatherby Magnum since 2000 and bought one box of factory ammo that year. Shortly after, I bought 100 rounds of brass. Now I'm always cruising gun shows to see if I can pick up a few rounds of cheap 300 Wby brass here and there. Just the brass is crazy-expensive now. Factory ammo is around $60-100, depending on what make.
No its a wildcat, I buy 338 Lapua brass, send them to Kirby Allen, he fireforms them, then I load and shoot, think my last 100 brass cost me 2.92 ea ready to load
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:17 AM
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How does it work? 338 is fire-formed to blow out any taper? Then you neck it down to 7mm? A two step process to form them? Do you have to trim as well?
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:43 PM
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does Remington still chamber .257 in that CDL-SF? that looked pretty sweet.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308
How does it work? 338 is fire-formed to blow out any taper? Then you neck it down to 7mm? A two step process to form them? Do you have to trim as well?
correct, the cases are necked to 7mm, then fireformed, blowing out most body taper and changing the shoulder to around 35 degrees, have never trimmed one yet,
a pic, the 3 cartridge/cases on the right are 338 lapua necked to 7mm, formed 7mm AM, loaded 7mm AM

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Old 11-20-2014, 03:23 PM
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Once you have enough brass, things should get easier.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:33 PM
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the lapua brass is without a doubt the best there is, the 7 AM barrel is showing signs of age, but running 600 rounds at 110 gr of powder per round through a .284 hole will take its toll, and I'm on my second batch of 100 brass it will still hold 1/2 moa at a grand but its about due for a setback, then a rebarrel in 400 more rounds
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1
does Remington still chamber .257 in that CDL-SF? that looked pretty sweet.
Yes they still do according to their website.
http://remington.com/products/firear...00-cdl-sf.aspx
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