December 15, 2012, 11:25 PM
I'm wanting a reload recipe for a Kimber 300WSM with a 24inch barrel.
The projectile is 308. If anyone has reloaded this for deer it would be very helpful, a good load that will be accurate up to 300 yards is what I'm looking for thank you. Dave.
December 16, 2012, 12:23 AM
Don't load 300WSM (yet) but I have found Nosler #6 recommended load to be highly accurate. Try 58.5gr of IMR 4064 with a 150gr bullet, while this is well below max load it should still get you around 3150fps.
December 16, 2012, 12:57 AM
Dave--If you don't have a reloading manual (or several) remedy that right now. Don't just take some anonymous yahoo's statement off the I'web.
As to "a good load" for deer or for target shooting, what works well in my rifle might or might not work well in yours. Rifles are individualistic in their "preferences;" that's why each shooter has to develop their own best load for a given rifle. (I think that's true, even for 2 rifles of the same model, with consecutive serial numbers!!)
I have a .300 WSM, and like it a lot, and it is accurate, but it's a Savage, where yours is a Kimber. The best load for the one rifle will probably NOT be the best for the other one.
FWIW, I'm getting results I like very much with a 180 grain Accubond, H4350, and a CCI BR-2. Works great on the bench, also completely removed 2 vertebrae from a deer's neck. Deer obviously DRT. Probably for target work I'll switch to Sierra Matchkings, but leave all the rest the same.
December 16, 2012, 02:46 AM
Thank you for your reply, I turned my 270WSM into a 300WSM because the barrel was light gauge and projectiles moved around after 2 shots, my very accurate reload for this was 140 grain soft points (ballistic) 68.5 grains of AR2217 and large magnum primers, for a one shot to count it was the best but working up a long distance shot become a pain so I got TRUEFLIGHT BARRELS to make me a heavier gauge barrel to eventually shoot out to 800 yards in 308, heavier projectile to sit up better in slight wind and the choice of projectiles better, just a personnal thing that suits my hunting area better,accuracy is the most important thing so if anyone can add more information for me to play around with loads to work up would be appreciated. Thank you also for the advise about how each gun prefers its own load and differs. Ta. Dave.
December 16, 2012, 01:12 PM
My 300 WSM prefers Hornady 165 gr Interbonds, RL-19, and WLRM primers, deer and hogs aren't too fond of this load though as it is extremely effective.