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Old December 14, 2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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178 amax and 175 SMK 300win mag

Wondering if anyone has tried or has had any luck with 178 amax or 175 smk's out of a 300 win mag. I've tried the 208 amax in front of H1000 with good results but i'm looking for something a little flatter shooting that will still buck the wind well. Shooting out of a rem 700 bdl 26" barrel.
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Old December 14, 2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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I myself haven't tried them yet but I 'd try a Hybrid ina 185gn-200gn that berger makes.
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Old December 14, 2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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The Hornady 208gr A-Max has pretty high BC @.650. Have you run any ballistic tables to compare on paper how the other two do against what your getting now?
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Old December 15, 2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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I haven't looked at any bassistic tables yet. I like everything about 208 amax except the price. And I have about 800 168 smk layin around that my neighbor gave me so I loaded some in front of 75.5 gr of H4895 about a 5/8" 3 shot group @ 100 yards haven't used thru the chrono yet but my book says it should be around 3100 fps.
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Old December 15, 2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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I haven't looked at any bassistic tables yet. I like everything about 208 amax except the price. And I have about 800 168 smk layin around that my neighbor gave me so I loaded some in front of 75.5 gr of H4895 about a 5/8" 3 shot group @ 100 yards haven't used thru the chrono yet but my book says it should be around 3100 fps.
Hodgdon shows 59gr max with a 165gr bullet and H4895.

At more than 16.5gr over max, you must have one strong gun, or you made a typo.
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Old December 15, 2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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Yea I meant H4831
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