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300 WSM 180 gr. superformance

Old 05-04-2011, 03:03 PM
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Default 300 WSM 180 gr. superformance

300 WSM superformance
I could not find any data for 180 loads so I worked up some of my own. I have two 300 WSM s. A 700 Remington short action and a custom 700 long action.
In the short action I started with 68 1/2 grains of superformance with a 180 sst, 180 interlock SP, Sierra BT and a Ballistic Tip. Then 69, 69 1/2 and 70 grains.

SST 68 1/2 grains shot 2941 FPS. 2 inch, 3 shot groups at 100 yd. Seat 2.850 primers where not showing any pressure. Bolt was not tight or sticky. This load is safe in my gun.
SST 69 grains shot 2977 FPS. 2 1/2 in.
SST 69 1/2 grains shot 2987 FPS. 1 3/4 in.
SST 70 grains shot 3019 FPS 3 in. The primer was flat and the bolt was snug to lift. Make sure you start a few grains less powder if you try 180 loads.

All of the bullets shot close to the same groups and Vel. 70 grains in my rifle was a little hot. FYI 24 inch barrel. Fed 215M primer.

The custom rifle got better groups 1 to 1 1/4 in. and a bit more Vel. App. 40 FPS. more. 25 in. barrel. Seating 2.975 10 thousands from lands. It did not show as much pressure as the short action. FYI in this gun IMR 4350 is faster and groups much better. In the short action 100 V is the best powder in that gun.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:22 AM
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on their website they have a 165gr Nosler partition 300wsm load at 3273 fps.


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Old 06-05-2011, 03:36 PM
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I load for this bullet and caliber and have never had a problem finding published data!?!?
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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I too have a pound of Superformance and trying to look at load for my Tikka in 300WSM.
I see the data on the Hohdgon site is for 165gr, I wanna load 180gr Sierra SPBT too..... Glad I found this thread in a search.
Will have to keep looking.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:38 AM
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The one thing that bothers me about blended rifle powders is during shipping and handling you are going to get settling in that process. I don't like the deal. Is it enough to make a huge difference in groups maybe not? But building tack driving rounds probably not. I've been playing with them and I'm not sold on it. I'm not happy with a load until it can out shoot me. Then the rest is human error. At the groups you posted I would choose another powder or start at a lesser charge and work back up. Don't mean to offend.
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