300 weatherby mag, reload anybody?

Discussion in 'Guns, Ammunition, and Reloading' started by AR_deerslayer, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. AR_deerslayer

    AR_deerslayer Well-Known Member

    anybody interested in reloading some brass? I have about 80 that Id like to get reloaded . I do not have a press or any reloading euipment, but would like to have them done,if anybody interested please let me know . I could get the bullets if needed to? and pay a fair price
     
  2. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

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    You will find out that most reloaders won't load for anyone else, partly due to federal regs, mostly due to liability.

    I don't shoot any reloads except the ones I load, I don't let anyone shoot any of my reloads, except sometimes I will let them shoot my reloads in my gun. Never my reloads in anyone else's guns.

    I do offer to let people use my equipment. I will look over their shoulder to oversee them, but they will pull the handle and do the actual loading.
     

  3. AR_deerslayer

    AR_deerslayer Well-Known Member

    was afraid of that . . darn
     
  4. delta duster

    delta duster Well-Known Member

    I use to reload for my .300 WBM but I don't any more, I guess I've gotten lazy. I shoot federals loaded with 180gr game kings. Not a bad price on a box of those. That 300 sure kick's alot more now that I'm 52 than it did when I was 22....lol.. I'm using a 7x57 more and more...
     
  5. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    You could almost pay for a basic reloading starter kit with what you would save on 4 boxes of Weatherby factory loads.
     
  6. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

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    Weatherby factory ammo is $82/20 rounds and I load 100 rounds for less than $50.
     
  7. dobby

    dobby Well-Known Member

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    Mr. C,

    Would you be willing to share your most successful loads? Bullet, Powder charge and your favorite dies? I too am looking at this option. I have a 1990 Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe in .300 WM, beautiful gun in absolutly 100% condition. I'm looking to reload something that shoots very flat as I have one field I hunt that is right at 400 yards and have feared taking the shot with my 30.06. at several very large bucks at the end of the field. I would typically move my stands closer but it is rare they come out there but dang if I did'nt loose the opportunity twice.

    Thanks,
     
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  8. dobby

    dobby Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah

    I do already have all the equipment less dies.
     
  9. Mr. Chitlin

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    I shoot 165 and 180 grain Hornady SST's. I load them over 82.0 gr REL22 in Remington cases, WLR primer. Same powder charge with both bullets. I use Lee dies, some people don't like them but they load good ammo for my rifles.

    I'm going to pick up a jug of REL25 and see how it does when it warms up.

    Understand that these loads work in MY rifles with the particular components that I am using, you are advised to refer to reliable reloading data supplied by component manufacturers and work those load up to a safe level in your firearms.
     
  10. dirtdart

    dirtdart Well-Known Member

    I love a 300 WBY. Mine is a Rem 700 LSS with a silver Leupold VX-II. I don't load or shoot much stuff lighter than 180gr. in mine.

    I've always felt if you're gonna shoot 150's or 165's stick with a '06 and spend the money saved on something else.

    Hodgdon Powder has sand-bagged IMR data since they purchased IMR....DUPONT IMR was a superior powder in my opinion. Now days, who knows? H-4831 had inflated data. IMR 4831 was a superior powder. Oehler doesn't lie. I'm slowly drifting to all Alliant powder. I've always had a dislike for Hodgdon powder...I'll save that for another day. Hodgdon even renamed the IMR-4831SC now call it H-4831SC.

    Stick with the 180's loaded to about 2900 to 2950fps and you can't go wrong. R-19 or R-22 either one will work nicely.

    http://www.barnesbullets.com/Copper_Manual4/300 Wby Mag.pdf
     
  11. demented

    demented Well-Known Member

    I won't load anything for anyone but have "supervised" while someone loaded their own. Hopefully this would keep me out of trouble for both liability and licensing requirements. Since I never touch any component it'd be hard for anyone to say I did the loads.
     
  12. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

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    I do the same thing. I watch over their shoulder to make sure they do things right. They pull the handle.
     
  13. r6487

    r6487 Well-Known Member

    190 grain hornady with 74.0 of IMR4350 at around 2875 works over here.