300 WM

JakeSCH

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Well I've setting on my 300 WM load for my elk hunt coming up in 3.5 weeks. Will be running the 181 Hammer Hunters with RL23 and once fired ADG brass. Eventually I will use 215M's, but I have a brick up 215's that I bought a while ago, so I am using them for now.

CA Mesa Ti 300 WM
181 Hammer Hunters
72.0 grs of RL23
ADG Brass
Fed 215's
Vel = 3131 fps, SD 8, ES 15

Right now I am just ~0.5 MOA at 40 thou off the lands, I may or may not mess with seating depth to tighten up the groups but really not needed to kill animals.

I started to getting a very light ejector marks at 73.0 or else I would have pushed it to the next node. I would have loved pushing these over 3200, but maybe I'll mess with some RL26 in January.

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Aeon

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just wondering why the choice of the hammers for projectile?
 

JakeSCH

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just wondering why the choice of the hammers for projectile?
I chose hammers because I want to use a mono bullet, basically narrowed down between LRX and Hammers. I was shooting the 190 LRX at 2880 with the same accuracy as the 181 hammer at 3131...which the lighter hammer also has a slightly higher BC. I could probably get similar velocities with the 175 LRX but at that point I would be dropping about 0.05 off the G1 BC for the same velocity...

Steve at hammer bullets told me once in a while they can push 3300 with that combo but usually just over 3200.
 

Snake Charmer

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Elk are big but they shock and die pretty easily when you hit them near to a terminal spot just like deer. I have had the privelidge to watch dozens upon dozens of elk succomb to good shots with many different calibers. IMO you are there unless you want to try for the ultimtate in accuracy to bolster your cofidence. It's a 12" target behind the front leg and is easily hit from a long ways if you do your job. I have shot them with a 25-06 with a 115 Nosler at about 300 and they fell down straight away within about 50 yard's.. Not hard to kill IMO if you can shoot a bit...
 

JakeSCH

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Remember...dont over think it..them elk are a big target. Post him when you drop him.
Easier said than done...something about a rack that can make you just do dumb things.

Going to test the loads out to 500 on Friday and see how they group.
 

HATCHET1

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Oh boy...you aint lyin gus!!.. like i said..dont over think..aim for the line where the chocolate meets the tan, good night nurse!!....so im told....lol..
 

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