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Old February 9, 2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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reloading for a 300 savage ?

if there is such a thing, what is a standard gr bullet to reload for the 300 savage ? Not so much a hunting load as a plinking and target type fun to shoot load.
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Old February 9, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Well the 300 savage is a standard .308 dia. The bullets used in it commonly are anywhere from 100 to 200 grains. I use a 150 grain bullet with imr4895 at 36.6 grains for my gun. I would suggest you work from the starting charge and work up. I use the 150 grain .308 bullet for many rifles so it makes buying in bulk easier.
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Old February 9, 2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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Its basically just a slightly less powerful .308 Winchester (yes, I realize the .308 win. was developed from the .300 savage) so bullets that work in the .308 winchester, will also work in the .300 savage. I reload for my uncle's 300 savage, and use 150gr bullets....
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Old February 9, 2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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200 grain bullets are problematic in the 300 savage. The long bullet intrudes into the powder space which keeps velocities low. this is made some what worse by the very short neck on the 300.

where the cartridge really sings however is with 150 to 165 grain bullets.
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Old February 9, 2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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I use the same 150 grain bullet in my 300 savage, 30-06, 300 win mag, and my 30-30 which is a bolt action so the soft point bullets work great in. Sure makes buying in bulk alot easier.
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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I'm starting down this road myself with my grandfather's Model 99.

The reloading manuals suggest using flat based bullets rather than boat tails as the short neck gives minimal surface to retain the bullet.

150 seems to be the typical bullet in factory ammo my grandfather used. (I have 4 factory boxes of empty cases that he kept as he used them up.)
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