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    Testing a variety of bullets

    I know I'm a bit early on this but I want to start working up loads and practicing with my rifle a lot so I can be as accurate as possible on my sheep hunt this fall. My funds are limited so I cant go buy 5 different 50 packs of bullets to go and test out along with powders and such. Anyway does anyone know of a place where you can buy say a sampler kit with a variety of bullets to test out of my gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvarcher View Post
    I know I'm a bit early on this but I want to start working up loads and practicing with my rifle a lot so I can be as accurate as possible on my sheep hunt this fall. My funds are limited so I cant go buy 5 different 50 packs of bullets to go and test out along with powders and such. Anyway does anyone know of a place where you can buy say a sampler kit with a variety of bullets to test out of my gun?
    If I knew a little more about what you are shooting (and what has worked in the past), might be able to help some. Caliber, rifle, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    If I knew a little more about what you are shooting (and what has worked in the past), might be able to help some. Caliber, rifle, etc?
    It's a Savage Model 111 in .300 Win Mag. I haven't reloaded much in the past so I haven't really found a load that was really outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvarcher View Post
    It's a Savage Model 111 in .300 Win Mag. I haven't reloaded much in the past so I haven't really found a load that was really outstanding.
    So I am assuming you have a reloading setup? Do you have a manual, if so which one? Where are you sheep hunting? I can probably recommend where to start if I know a little about what you are going to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    So I am assuming you have a reloading setup? Do you have a manual, if so which one? Where are you sheep hunting? I can probably recommend where to start if I know a little about what you are going to do.
    I have a reloading set up. Pretty basic but it works. I have the Hornady reloading book. I am sheep hunting in Southern Nevada.


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    If I was starting from scratch, I'd probably use a 150 gr or 165 gr bullet. Good ballistics and plenty heavy enough. I really don't think bullets are going to be the challenge, I think it will be powder. I'll look at some of my stuff and get back with something to start with.

    What bullets and powder do you have on hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    If I was starting from scratch, I'd probably use a 150 gr or 165 gr bullet. Good ballistics and plenty heavy enough. I really don't think bullets are going to be the challenge, I think it will be powder. I'll look at some of my stuff and get back with something to start with.

    What bullets and powder do you have on hand?
    All I have right now are 150 SST 180SST and a bunch of 150 hornady soft points. I have 2 pounds of IMR 7828. Probably a 1/2 pound of IMR 4350 and a bit of IMR 4064(I know thats too fast burning for the .300 win mag) I'm having trouble finding powders. Ive been searching for some H4350.
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    I thought nvarcher would be testing arrows but then I remembered Musket Man will be testing his 270 too! lol
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    I'm not a fan of the SSTs and a lot of others aren't either due to violent expansion many times before proper penetration takes place. However, if you have a bunch of 150 Hornady SPs I'd work up a load with them. That's all I use in the 3 calibers I reload for and they have all proven themselves to be outstanding game takers. I go with the 100s in my .243, the 117s in my 25-06, and 150s in my 3 30-06s. I think you'll find they will do the job in your rifle after some tweeking with powders. I use IMR 4350 for the 25 and 30 calibers and IMR 4064 in the .243 and all give under MOA.
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