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Old 06-07-2018, 05:33 PM   #1
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I have a 300WSM coming in next week, and will start to make ammo for it. I have decided on the bullet that I will use, a 180gr Nosler Partition. You fellas that are loading that grain of bullet, let me know what powder you are using. I have quite a bit of powder selection at the house, I have heard RL15, IMR4350 and IMR4831 work, but need more info. Thanks
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:51 PM   #2
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RL22 was my go to when I had my WSM.


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Old 06-07-2018, 09:07 PM   #3
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:32 PM   #4
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No help here. I have one, but don't load for it, never shot it that much, and the Ballistic Silvertip ammo shoots very well in it.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:36 AM   #5
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i used RL22 for 180 grain A-frames when i had mine i believe.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:02 AM   #6
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I am in the same boat. I already have the gun, but I have not started reloading for it yet.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:07 AM   #7
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I'm using imr4350 and 178amax

I put 3 holes in my elk at 500 in the size of a baseball do I was and forever will be happy with that load
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:09 AM   #8
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Nosler's website lists Hybrid 100V as the most accurate powder they tested.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:57 AM   #9
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Nosler's website lists Hybrid 100V as the most accurate powder they tested.
I seen that too. I was hoping to use an existing powder I have. Did not want to add to the other 50 varieties I have.😂
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:59 AM   #10
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IMR 4350 shoots good in two of my rifles, so hopefully I can make it work.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:04 AM   #11
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In my short (20-in) barrel 300 WSM, I found H4895 works well with the 168 gr TSX bullet.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:29 AM   #12
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H4831 or 100V.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:03 AM   #13
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Has anyone use H4350? I currently have plenty that I use for my man-bun 6.5
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:16 AM   #14
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RL26 will get you 100fps faster than any other powder out there!
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:59 AM   #15
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RL26 will get you 100fps faster than any other powder out there!
I am getting a can of this for my 6.5CM , have you seen much load data for it?
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:36 AM   #16
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Yes do a search on this site lots of info. I use it in my 6.5 I'm getting 2871fps out of a 22" barrel. It gives me over a 1000 Flbs of energy at 900yds using 143gr ELDX.
https://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/reloading.28/
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:36 AM   #17
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I am getting a can of this for my 6.5CM , have you seen much load data for it?
I found it on Bergers site listed for the 135s. I started way low since there wasnít much out there and I wasnít running their bullet. Iím not anywhere close to what they have listed as max. Iím running 47 grains under a 143 ELDX with Hornady brass. Thatís getting me a touch over 2800 FPS avg in a 22Ē barrel. I may try to work up and find a higher node (or pressure signs) when I get new brass. But I like the powder so far for my CM.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:59 PM   #18
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According to the Nosler Reloading manual I have both the IMR powders you listed should work great!
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:00 PM   #19
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No help here. I have one, but don't load for it, never shot it that much, and the Ballistic Silvertip ammo shoots very well in it.


Same here. I have dies for mine but never reloaded any because factory ballistic silvertip 150's shoot so well out of my a-bolt. Better than other factory ammo I tried in 150 or 180gr


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Old 06-08-2018, 02:29 PM   #20
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I seen that too. I was hoping to use an existing powder I have. Did not want to add to the other 50 varieties I have.😂
This made me laugh. It's amazing how many different powders I've accumulated.
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:25 PM   #21
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Man, y'all was not any help
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:26 AM   #22
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4350 for both of our 300 wsm's. I load mine with 165-168 gr bonded bullets for all my hunting in Wyoming and hogs in Texas. Spouse loads up 180 gr accubonds with 4350.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:13 AM   #23
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Yes do a search on this site lots of info. I use it in my 6.5 I'm getting 2871fps out of a 22" barrel. It gives me over a 1000 Flbs of energy at 900yds using 143gr ELDX.
https://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/reloading.28/


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How many grains of R26 are you using in that 6.5 (Creedmoor?) and what % of the case are you filling (or is it a compressed load) to get that speed? I have to use more H4350 than I like to get that speed in my 22Ē Bartlein; but thereís a node in that ballpark that Iíd love to exploit. Heck, who doesnít like a little extra zip?

Is it as temp sensitive as R17? How much are you having to reduce you mid winter load from your summer load; or are you having to make an adjustment?


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Old 06-11-2018, 05:43 PM   #24
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I load a lot of Nosler Partition and Accubonds and have good lucking starting my load development using the "most accurate power" listed in Nosler's reloading data sheets. In your case Hybrid 100V by Hodgdon is listed as the most accurate powder. I'll also not my experience their most accurate load is always very close as well.

Good luck.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:54 PM   #25
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I'd try any of these in the order listed. RL-26 is proving to be a fast versatile powder.

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:19 PM   #26
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Iíve had great luck with the 4831 in my 270wsm. Iíve got some rl26 to try with me CM and I will also try it in my 270wsm.
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Ive been running 4831SC with that same bullet and have gotten good results.
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