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#3756314 - 02/04/10 Your #1 powder for 300 WSM???
tikka3006 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 345
Loc: Alberta Canada
I just picked up a 300 WSM.
Thinking to start with the TTSX bullets.
A all round moose and elk load.

What is your #1 go to powder for 300 WSM???


thanks

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#3756459 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: tikka3006]
Popapi Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 3345
Loc: Oklahoma City Ok
66grns of VV N550 for 150grn TTSX lit with FED215GM!

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#3756562 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Popapi]
RatherBHuntin Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 2868
Loc: East of Birmingham, AL
IMR 4350 (Gives me 3/4" groups with both 165's and 150gr. bullets) and R17(not sure about this one yet, but I like the velocity). I personally haven't tried IMR 4831, but I hear a lot of talk for this powder in the 300wsm, especially in 165+grain bullets.

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#3756755 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: tikka3006]
rcpigg65 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/09
Posts: 165
Loc: NW Alabama
imr 4831 my A bolt will shoot 180 ptn , 180 accubond , and 180 ballistic tips into same group at 100 yards with 67.5 imr 4831 , wlrm primer . get slightly more velocity with RL19 and the ptns but for all around its just so easy to use same load and drop in whatever buller i want to use only variable is just slightly different coal . also shoots well with 150 ptns and 150 accubonds but not as well as with 180s .

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#3756831 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: tikka3006]
bigsqueeze Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 6359
Loc: So Cal
Originally Posted By: tikka3006
I just picked up a 300 WSM.
Thinking to start with the TTSX bullets.
A all round moose and elk load.

What is your #1 go to powder for 300 WSM???


thanks
..............There are several powders that I have used which work well in my 300 WSM in bullet weights from the 165 grainers up to and including the 200 grainers. Using these following powders in my rifle, there are certain charge weights which are more accurate than others, but for overall accuracy these are my go to powders.

RL17........ gives the best velocities
N165........ offers some of the best accuracy
H-4350...... same as N165

With 150-155 grain bullets;

IMR 4007SSC
Varget

You`re just going to have to experiment to find out which powder or powders works best in your rifle.
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#3756873 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: bigsqueeze]
plainsman456 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 3698
Loc: Texas
It was imr-4350,now RL-17.I don't have my notes handy now,but it works real well with 125-190gr bullets.

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#3756936 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: plainsman456]
Leathel Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 54
Loc: New Zealand
ADI2213 (H4831) 71gr with the 180BT and WLR primers (3060fps) It works real well but is a hot load so if you try that work up to it

Has accounted for goats as far as the range finder reads (900yrds) time for a new range finder laugh
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#3756978 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Leathel]
splattermatic Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 07/25/08
Posts: 6264
Loc: n.w. new mexico
imr 4350 and 4064

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#3758390 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: splattermatic]
Portsider284 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 400
Loc: West of Edmonton, North of Cal...
4350, H or IMR, although I settled on H4350, as it takes about 1 gr. less to get the same speed and accuracy, and oh ya it's touted as "Extreme."
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#3758417 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Portsider284]
Huntr Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 10625
Loc: New Mexico
H4350 or IMR 4064.

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#3758550 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: tikka3006]
Freddy Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 985
Loc: Western Nevada
IMR 4831 works best in my 300 wsm, good velocity and accuracy with 168 and 200 gr bullets, however it is very temperature sensetive.

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#3758568 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Freddy]
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Registered: 05/22/09
Posts: 8759
Loc: Cheyenne, Wy
H4350 RL19
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#3758596 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Freddy]
Enios Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 265
Loc: NE Alabama
H4831SC delivers
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#3758737 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Enios]
AZ Southpaw Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 1348
RL15 with 168's drives tacks.

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#3758761 - 02/04/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: AZ Southpaw]
TN deer hunter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 1160
Loc: SE Tennessee
H4350 with 150's
RL-17
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#3759932 - 02/05/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: TN deer hunter]
Reloder28 Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 03/09/06
Posts: 9839
Loc: Deer Park, Tx
Thus far my gun puts the first two 165's into the same hole with 65.5 gr.'s of H4350. THe 150's like 68 gr.'s of W760.
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#3759966 - 02/05/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: Reloder28]
noKnees Offline
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Registered: 11/09/05
Posts: 4709
Loc: johnstown, NY/Bloomfield CT
IMR 4350 gave good velocity and accuracy for me. RL17 gave me some impressive velocites but I couldn't find a good accurate load.

If I were to start out again in a new rifle, I would at least try rl 17 first, then go on to one of the 4350's
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#3760103 - 02/05/10 Re: Your #1 powder for 300 WSM??? [Re: noKnees]
SamOlson Offline
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Registered: 02/02/06
Posts: 23692
Originally Posted By: noKnees
If I were to start out again in a new rifle, I would at least try rl 17 first, then go on to one of the 4350's



This is what I would do also.
H4350 is still tough to find but the local shop has 5lb kegs of '17 on the shelf so I switched over and stocked up bigtime.

I've found R17 and H4350 to be very close but another 50fps(or more) is very possible with '17. Accuracy is pretty much the same in my rifles.

R17 is a very good powder.


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