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Throating for the 300ís
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:19:18 PM »
Last night the .338 throat reamer showed up.   I had a little time so I pulled my barrel on the 338/375 XL and set up the ptg uni-throater about .025Ē short of my goal depth.  Very surprising how fast it cuts! And yorkeís bushing fit my barrel very snug. Once I cut that I checked with dummy round and started doing .005Ē jumps which it cut in about 1 revolution.  I may go anther .030-.050Ē but havenít decided  yet.  Boat tail/ bearing junction is right at the bottom of the neck. 

Before doing this I could shoot the 300gr EH @2650 before preasure signs
Today I did a quick preasure test and got preasure at 2800 and stiff bolt lift at 2830
Looks like my node will be 2750ish

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 04:47:17 PM »
I know you've told me you're no particular fan of Hornady bullets, but I think the 285gr ELD-M would suit your cartridge really well.  I bet you could get an extra 75-100fps with the 285 ELD-M over the 300 Bergers and those 285's even have a slightly better BC.

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 05:57:02 PM »
I was shooting the 300gr Bergerís. Once I went to the 285gr Hornadyís. I never went back to the Bergerís, the Hornadyís shoot incredibly well and flat crush game. The 230gr ELD-X is a excellent hunting bullets as well.

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 06:29:14 PM »
I know Iím a bullet snob.  But running the numbers even at 2850 I gain .3 moa of elevation and loose some in wind at 2000 yards.   
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 06:55:26 PM »
At the distances your shooting the 300gr shines.

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 08:30:24 PM »
Sorry it took me like a week to get that in the mail to you! It's crazy how fast you can go from no freebore to a Weatherby style freebore the length of an air strip with one of those throating tools. :chuckle:

I've been tempted to take the throating reamer to my 338/375 Ruger pistol, but I just can't convince myself to do it.
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 09:20:45 PM »
Sorry it took me like a week to get that in the mail to you! It's crazy how fast you can go from no freebore to a Weatherby style freebore the length of an air strip with one of those throating tools. :chuckle:

I've been tempted to take the throating reamer to my 338/375 Ruger pistol, but I just can't convince myself to do it.
thank you again for sending it.
It does look crazy long, and plenty of room to chase.
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 09:51:23 PM »
 It's amazing how little material you have to remove to extend the throat.

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 07:55:10 PM »
Took it out another.035Ē tonight
Coal is 3.990 and bto @15k off is 3.050.   Hopefully get a smooth load at 2800 With out beating up the brass
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 08:56:11 PM »
Benchmark barrels .338 Edge reamer put me @ 4.060 (COAL) with the Berger 300 Hybrid 15K into the lands and they shoot incredibly well! 

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 09:37:09 PM »
Benchmark barrels .338 Edge reamer put me @ 4.060 (COAL) with the Berger 300 Hybrid 15K into the lands and they shoot incredibly well! 
hows the 375 bme coming along?
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 05:50:02 PM »
The OTM like them .015 in.  I have the 300 EH shooting good either .003 in or .025 off

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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 07:03:29 PM »
The 250ís liked .015 off but Iím getting some fliers with the 300ís. Going to do a seating depth test this week
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2019, 09:01:34 PM »
Think I found my load.  .005Ē off @2715 fps
Es of 11
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Re: Throating for the 300ís
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2019, 10:29:51 PM »
Think I found my load.  .005Ē off @2715 fps
Es of 11

You can try, but I think it'll be pretty hard to improve on that.  Well done!  :tup:

Any of the guns I shoot Berger bullets in have always shot their best right around the 5 thou off mark.

 


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