Originally Posted by captbrad
Thanks for the feedback guys. I was able to load 20 rounds @ 4 shots per group starting at 79 gr. ending at 83 gr. of h1000 with the 165 sst. I found this gun likes the slower velocities (3025 with 79 gr. 7/8" group, 3215 with 83 gr. 2" group). I also located a box of 180 Gr.win ballistic silver tips that shot about a 1" group. I live and hunt mostly at sea level and I'm not familiar with Myfriends statement about elevation effects on a guns performance and would like to hear more about it. I just started reloading this year because I live in a remote area and factory ammo is not easily available and expensive. I love this forum and you guys have helped me figure alot without even asking. Thanks for the input.
I had heard vague references to this phenomenon before, but that was the first (and only) time I experienced it. That load shoots great here, but was crap in Colorado. It just points up that any time you travel to a distant locale to hunt, it's a good idea to re-verify your rifle/scope/ammo combo before hitting the field. Also; this rifle has demonstrated that it is very finicky and was a real trial to find good loads for it. I too like the .300 win mag. When I absolutely, positively want to kill something that rifle is the one that comes out.