Reloader's Nest Forum
Reloader's Nest Forum
Home | Profile | Active Topics | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Reloading General
 General forum
 Fantastic cast bullet results from .300 Savage
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

Zero333
Advanced Member



Canada
813 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2017 :  08:51:23  Show Profile Send Zero333 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice rifle and outstanding handloading results.

I would love to have a model 99 but the one's I've come across were too beat up or too expensive.


Treat that trigger like it’s your first date, not like you’ve been married to it for 20 years.
Go to Top of Page

Csparks1106
Senior Member

USA
338 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2017 :  22:28:03  Show Profile Send Csparks1106 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that comment Zero. I do love that rifle. I wish I knew how old it was.
Go to Top of Page

Csparks1106
Senior Member

USA
338 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2017 :  15:27:20  Show Profile Send Csparks1106 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, theoretically speaking how much of a difference would different cases make? I had loaded my original rounds with Winchester cases but that was all I had. I loaded another batch with Remington cases and my results were dismal at best. Nowhere near on target. I was wondering if it could be the cases. Here's the chrono results.

Created: 09/16/17 11:05 AM
Description: 300 Savage cast 185 grain
Notes 1: 21.5 grains Alliant 2400
Notes 2: 181.6-181.9 grains
Distance to Chrono(FT): 8.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.303
Bullet Weight(gr): 185.00
Temp: 88 °F
BP: 30.04 inHg
Altitude: 0.00
# FPS FT-LBS PF
11 1920 1514.57 355.20
10 1927 1525.64 356.49
9 1913 1503.55 353.90
8 1917 1509.84 354.64
7 1922 1517.73 355.57
6 1934 1536.74 357.79
5 1923 1519.31 355.76
4 1931 1531.98 357.23
3 1938 1543.10 358.53
2 1911 1500.41 353.54
1 1918 1511.42 354.83
Average: 1923.1 FPS
SD: 8.6 FPS
Min: 1911 FPS
Max: 1938 FPS
Spread: 27 FPS
Shot/sec: 0.0
True MV: 1927 FPS


Thanks.
Go to Top of Page

Shastaboat
Advanced Member



USA
9125 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2017 :  18:48:22  Show Profile Send Shastaboat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So what have been your successive group sizes?
Go to Top of Page

Csparks1106
Senior Member

USA
338 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2017 :  22:45:01  Show Profile Send Csparks1106 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't bother measuring the group. The group that was in the first picture I sent you was bottom right of the target. Today I was aiming for center bullseye of an identical target. I was hitting top row and 2 inches right. The group was over 2". The Winchester cases are ready to be reloaded, but today has me wondering.
Go to Top of Page

ethmoid1999
Advanced Member



USA
4398 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2017 :  06:04:50  Show Profile Send ethmoid1999 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not wonderful like your first group but as good as a lot of very reliable hunting rifles. I'd try some Remington cases. Also,was it the same batch of cast bullets?
Go to Top of Page

Csparks1106
Senior Member

USA
338 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2017 :  09:37:33  Show Profile Send Csparks1106 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The bullets were all cast at the same time. They are sorted by actual weight. These are in the 181.6-181.9 grains grouping.
The Winchester cases were the ones that I had the stellar results with. I have those ready to load. Before I try anything else I'll try the Winchester cases but I'm wondering if my scope may not have taken a crap on me. It is an older Burris 3-9x40. Ever had that happen before?

Thanks
Charlie
Go to Top of Page

Shastaboat
Advanced Member



USA
9125 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2017 :  11:44:37  Show Profile Send Shastaboat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If it was me I would clean your bore with Automotive chrome polish before shooting another group. Also 2" groups with cast bullets is an acceptable accuracy level for a hunting rifle. I've also found that holding the forearm when bench testing cast loads sometimes helps to tighten groups. Those bullets are moving slower but generally recoiling well because they are heavier. Just something to try.

Another thing to try is .5 gr of kapok fiber over the powder charge.

Edited by - Shastaboat on Sep 17 2017 11:46:16
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Reloader's Nest Forum © 2016 ReloadersNest Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.14 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06