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    Default Weatherby / .300 WM LR Build

    Wanted to get into the LR game after years of hunting, reloading and shooting my stable of Bee's. I started out with my 7MM action as a base platform for my build. I decided on a Shilen 28" #6 contour barrel with a custom Kempfeld break, B&C A-5 handle, 20 MOA pic. base, Huskamaw 5x20 LR scope and a good bi-pod. Just got the barreled action back from Kempfeld Customs, now in Idaho. He did the spiral flute and added his bolt knob along with the break. I am hoping to get started working loads in this next week. Trying 190,210 & 215 Berger pills. I will keep posting my results as I get the time to play. My problem lies in the fact that early in this program, I was in the mind set for 168 gr class round. That being said, a 1/12" twist was ordered. I may live to regret that now in the heavier bullets. We will just need to load, shoot and see where I end up. Any comments or load suggestion are appreciated. Griz
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    Default Re: Weatherby / .300 WM LR Build

    Nice package there Griz. Don't know if you like Nosler ballistic Tips or not But I have a real screecher of a load. 150 Gn. NBT. 88 Gns H1000, COAL 3.560" That'll get up to about 3500 and really tears them up. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Weatherby / .300 WM LR Build

    Thanks for the comment Mark. Had this custom chambered for the VLD length bullets. Not sure about dropping down to the 150 gr pills. I must up upset the Weatherby purist on the forum switching to a .300 Win Mag.. I have my trusty .340 but it is kind of hungry to feed. I hope to get this rig out over the weekend and get at least a few down the tube and get the barrel broke in. Then we can start getting serious finding the magic load. I did load 10 rounds of Berger 190 VLD with the H1000 to try also. I will keep the post alive after I get to the range. Have a great weekend. Griz

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    Default Re: Weatherby / .300 WM LR Build

    I will be very interested in seeing how the 1 in 12 does on them 190's.

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    Default Re: Weatherby / .300 WM LR Build

    I hope to find out soon. Going to load another 10 rounds in different power weights and hope to get out soon. I will post the results, Griz

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