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    BucDoc, I have had very good luck with Barnes Tripleshock bullets, and they hold up to some high velocities in cartridges like the 300. With Barnes you can load 150s or 165's fast, and benefit from flat trajectory.

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    Barnes bullets

    I'm going to try the Barnes 165 grain bullet. I bought 50 RP once fired cases this week. I still need to get the Reloading dies. I haven't got a scope yet, so I'm not in a big hurry. Summer goes fast, so I better get working on it. Thanks, BucDoc

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    Well, I finally got a scope put on the rifle,and loaded a few rounds to test. I put a Leupold Vx3 4.5-14 on it, and loaded some Hornady Interlock 165's with Hogdon 4831 powder. I'm not an accuracy nut, but do like a gun that shoots well. I've only shot about 20 rounds, but have shot 2 different half inch groups. I love the trigger pull, and felt recoil was no worse than my 30-06. I'm going to load some 165 Accubonds next, and may try them with 4350 powder. I'm also going to get some 180 grain accubonds. So far I have to say I'm really happy with the gun. Thanks to those who replied to my original post. BucDoc

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    I'd try 180gr and 200gr accubonds with H4831. I've had good results with the 300 win with the 180gr accubond and RL22 also. Since you already have several smaller deer rifles, I'd set this one up for elk and larger game using the 200gr accubond. The 180gr accubond would work great also, I just like exit wounds on big critters so I like the heavier bullet. I shot a 300 win for years with the 180gr ballistic tips or accubonds and the same scope. The accubond is my favorite bullet I've ever tried.

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    result report

    Well, I got a load worked up using the 180 grain Accubonds. On the range I shot several groups under an inch. One five shot group had all five shots touching. I was ready for the Elk hunt. I never really tested the gun or load. I chased a really nice bull for several days, but never got closer than 540 yards. On the last day I had to hunt, I killed a smaller 6 point at 140 yards after the bigger bull got into the timber. I'm sure if I had been prepared I could have made the 540 yard shot, but didn't want to take it with out first doing some long range practice. On a later hunt I let my nephew use the gun, and he made a one shot kill on a nice 6 point at about a hundred yards. I'm totally satisfied with both the gun and load. I'll see how it works on deer this weekend I hope. BucDoc

 

 

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