300AAC tests

fishtail

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D999B0E4-A44F-405C-B1FE-D5CE746FAAF8.jpeg Some velocity results with a 7 1/2” barrel.
All of the below were only tested for function and velocity. Gnats were too bad buzzing my eyeball to get any accuracy tests performed.
These three functioned flawlessly with the 3 ounce pistol buffer.
135gr Sierra HP with 20.0gr of AA1680 @ 1533fps.
150gr Remington PSPCL with 19.0gr of AA1680 @ 1483fps.
166gr cast powder coated Lee c309-160-R with 18.5gr of AA2230 @ 1315fps.

This load had cycling problems, symptoms were much like an under gassed system but before going to a heavier buffer I’ll try it again later with another powder type. It cycles fine in a 16” barrel.
220gr Nosler RN with 12.0gr of AA1680 @ 1116fps.
 

Jester896

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interesting
I use 10.2gr under 220SMK with 41 primers in LC brass. I would have an occasional issue in 16" and haven't run across one in 10".

like the side charge!
 

fishtail

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My self imposed energy requirements are based on the old State regulations of 500ftlbs @ 100 yards.
The 135gr Sierra #2124 will have 526ftlbs.
The 150gr Rem PSPCL will have 578ftlbs.
The 166gr Lee c309-160-R will have 480ftlbs.
The 220gr Nosler #30181 will have 543ftlbs.
So far it appears a 75 yard zero may be in order to prohibit an average 2” rise between these 4 loads. But I’ve got to get my real hunting load narrowed down first.
 

fishtail

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interesting
I use 10.2gr under 220SMK with 41 primers in LC brass. I would have an occasional issue in 16" and haven't run across one in 10".
I’ve had others tell me exactly the same thing.
I need to weigh my buffers and see if this one is actually 3oz.
This sounds more the problem than a powder problem.
 

fishtail

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like the side charge!
Thanks!
Been wanting that design a while but was undecided on what cartridge to utilize it with.
Really hated the idea of adding another caliber to reload so figured I might as well see if the 300 will suffice before moving on to a 450 or 458.
 
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