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#1059258 - 03/07/22 03:13 PM The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM
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Never was in to and gave much of any thought to rifle or pistol reloading, minus the 12ga AA Winchester trap loads I did by the thousands when I was in competitive trap shooting back in the day. Ammo was always easy to find and as long as "hit" mostly what I was aiming for, I called it good.

Everything changes over time - especially the ability to find good, quality, hunting ammo, let alone cheap plinking ammo. COVID came along and I figured it was time to peek in the reloading rabbit hole and see what all the fuss was about. That was well over a year and a half ago and I jumped right on in.

Fast forward to today and I've got a good Forster press, a good seating die for the .300 WSM, decapping/depriming die, multiple full length sizing dies, bullet pulling die, bullets, primer, powder, measuring devices of all kinds, scale, case prep tools and on and on.

Initial learning curve was to design and good shooting and accurate bullet for the .300 WSM Kimber Mountain Ascent. Her she is in all her glory.



What came out of the last 1.5 years was a recipe that included a 180 grain Nosler Accubond, Nosler brass, CCI 250 primer, Accurate 4350 powder, seating depth, shoulder bump, and case length.

Avg Muzzle velocity was: 2829
Standard Deviation: 5
Extreme Spread : 9

The numbers were great.

But would it shoot? It's a light weight mountain rifle with a pencil thin barrel.

The ammo is spot on.
The rifle is spot on.
The scope is spot on.

If I miss my target now, I can not blame the ammo, rifle, or scope.



Next Project: Remington Model 700, 7mm Remington Magnum.
The barrel needs to be threaded for the suppressor and a custom brake. A new round recipe needs to be formulated, calculated and created. All new dies, brass, powder (probably), bullets, and primers. Ugh. More stuff.

I totally fell in to the damn reloading rabbit hole and there's no coming out.

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#1059263 - 03/08/22 11:20 AM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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Nicely done !

Other than a a bit low at 100 yds for my hunting tastes, that’s one sweet grouping for a hunting gatt .

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#1059267 - 03/08/22 05:46 PM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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Nice !

If you like Nosler components, you may or may not know about SPS.
https://www.shootersproshop.com/

Shooter’s Pro Shop is the only authorized dealer of Nosler Factory Seconds and Over-Runs including Nosler product lines such as SSA, Noveske and Varmageddon. We offer a wide variety of shooting products for sportsmen and women at discounted prices while providing flat rate shipping and discounts to members of the military and first responders.
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#1059274 - 03/11/22 07:38 AM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1033
Loc: In a drift boat...
I really like the digital camo, is that the way it came or something you had done?
Cool stuff :thumbsup:
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#1059295 - 03/14/22 01:13 PM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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That's a factory rifle and came with that cammo pattern.
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#1059312 - 03/15/22 04:35 PM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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Nicely done ParkerStick! Will be needing video of your barrel break in technique next.

Then, when you're done......sell it to me cheap.

please.

And thank you!
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#1059317 - 03/17/22 12:19 PM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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No.
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#1059364 - 03/24/22 05:01 PM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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I think I'll post on the other forums that there's a wicked good deal on a .300 WSM over here !
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#1059366 - 03/24/22 06:19 PM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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You and Stam are killin' me......

rofl
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#1059367 - 03/26/22 11:52 AM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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A couple quick questions. In your re-loading journey here with this rifle, did you notice any affects of the silencer can on the end of this gun when working up your favorite loads ?

And

What is the total carry / hunting weight now with the can, the folding bipod attached , and the gun ready for work ?

Thx



Edited by 20 Gage (03/26/22 11:52 AM)

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#1059369 - 03/28/22 11:49 AM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: The Moderator]
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not bad Parker, nice rig...
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#1061244 - 12/15/22 11:55 AM Re: The Rifle Reloading Rabbit Hole - .300 WSM [Re: 20 Gage]
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Originally Posted By: 20 Gage
A couple quick questions. In your re-loading journey here with this rifle, did you notice any affects of the silencer can on the end of this gun when working up your favorite loads ?

And

What is the total carry / hunting weight now with the can, the folding bipod attached , and the gun ready for work ?

Thx



Crickets...

Oh well, not fan of the can myself. Seems like a bit of non-essential weight hanging out there for one or two shots a season in the outback.

Still, a very nice group it shoots .

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