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Old June 3, 2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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.300 Win Mag sabot rounds

Anybody else tried to load an "Accelerator" round for the 300 Win Mag? I have tried with a 6 grain sabot, 40gr Hornady VMax. I have moved and have lost the load data for what powder I used, and the charge. I think the powder was 3031, but am not sure. I only have a couple left, and want to load some more. These work well on Coyotes under 200 yards. Reasonable accuracy, 1 inch 5-shot groups at 100 yds.

I was getting approx 5500 fps when I could get an error free trap.

I got this from a gun magazine from the late 70's or early 80's. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old June 4, 2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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300wm

I thought about doing the same thing awhile back. Then I thought I would be better off shooting the normal 300WM rounds as it increases the shooting time with this caliper.
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Old June 4, 2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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5500 FPS

Would be fun to see the trajectory of these things for long range...
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Old June 8, 2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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.300 win mag sabot rounds

I guess I missed the web page when I was doing a search.

I found one that says they should get 5100 fps from a 21 in barrel, 100% load density at 81.8 gr of IMR 3031. Sounds like the load I was using. My rifle has a 26 in barrel, and have been consistently over the published numbers by 200-300 fps for the published charge.

If any one is intersted, here is the web page. They have data for several different cals, including 308 300 H&H 300 Weatherby 308 Norma and 30 carbine

www.eabco.com/Reports/report04.html
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Old June 9, 2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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Have to admit they sound like fun, I may have to try them yet. Thanks for the post!
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Old June 9, 2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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I load some sabots for my .308. Fun little round, and devastating on water bottles or varmints. I loaded some Tungsten .223 bullets in sabots just for grits and shiggles, they were pretty devastating on some steel targets too. CV63DAD, not to worry about having only a couple left, you can buy more here. That's where I get mine.
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Old June 9, 2007, 03:36 PM   #7
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Do you use the seating dies? I have never used them, and have had no problems when seating with my regular 300 dies. I just have to crank them down a bit.
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Old June 9, 2007, 04:48 PM   #8
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Nah, I just use my standard dies and, as you say, crank them down a bit...
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