300 PRC hunting loads

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I've been shooting my Bergara B14 Wilderness Ridge 300 PRC 24" barrel using 212gr ELDx bullet and Retumbo .023 off lands but not getting consistent fps on my ladder testing. Any advise on hunting bullets 200-220gr. and powder combinations ? Thanks!

 

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I've been shooting my Bergara B14 Wilderness Ridge 300 PRC 24" barrel using 212gr ELDx bullet and Retumbo .023 off lands but not getting consistent fps on my ladder testing. Any advise on hunting bullets 200-220gr. and powder combinations ? Thanks!
Stop looking at a chrono. If you are doing a velocity "ladder" test stop. Look at the target. I have never had any accuracy out of a ELDX. What kind of accuracy are you getting? The 225 ELDMs are pretty easy to tune as are most Bergers.
 

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I 'm shooting 3/4" MOA at 100yds. and haven't had the chance to shoot farther. Looking for a long range facility out to at least 700 yds.
 

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I would be willing to bet a Berger would do better. N570 and H1000 are my favorite powders for the case.
 

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for a hunting gun i would stick with bergers - the gold standard is the 215gr Long Range Hybrid Target. but they also have a 205 gr hunting bullet and the 208gr LRHT. if your gun likes the heavies try the 245gr LRHT berger.

 

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