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by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

Yes that makes sense if you’ve got the cases.

WSM brass is much easier to find than SAUM.

What’s your load with 2217, what velocity do you get with it?

How much throat erosion are you seeing??
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

This 300wsm has been the easiest tuning barrel I have had so far. Anything between 63.0 and 65.0gr of powder with a 215berger will shoot itty bitty little groups. With 64.0being in the middle of a very wide node. The 7/300WSM is renowned to be very hard on throats when run at its potential, for long...
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

Yes, what the FTR and matchrifle guys can achieve with the little 308case is pretty impressive!! My main point is you just can’t compare the behaviour of 2209 in the small case to how it behaves in the larger case. I have so far only stuck to the 215’s in my WSM barrel, and from the research I have ...
by ben_g
Tue May 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

No one is saying 2209 causes a ‘problem’ in a WSM. But it’s on the fast side for that case capacity for the heavy end of the projectile choice. As you go up in capacity or reduce caliber for the same capacity you generally need slower powders. You simply cannot compare how 2209 behaves in a much sma...
by ben_g
Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round
Replies: 4
Views: 7403

Re: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

Interesting poll. This is something that I am working through at the moment and there are a lot of factors that com into play in the decision of what to do in regard to a lot of aspects here. Some aspects that I have had to consider with my current build are, what action, barrels, triggers and othe...
by ben_g
Mon May 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

I think Chris is talking about a 308win not a WSM?? In the WSM case with 215’s you probably want something a little slower burning than 2209. I have tried 2213SC which got me to 2900fps before pressure, RE23 got me another 100fps before pressure. I haven’t even tried 2209 in mine but from my reading...
by ben_g
Sun May 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 7mm 183-4 bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Copperhead 7mm 183-4 bullets

Have only fired a handful through a straight 284 to obtain some chronograph data, literally about 20 They have a very short bearing surface and require quite a bit less throat length than Berger 180VLD's i usually use in this barrel. They need a good extra 1.5gr of powder to achieve same velocity as...
by ben_g
Tue May 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300wsm 210 Load Data
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: 300wsm 210 Load Data

From my reading online most of the HG benchrest shooters in the the states seem to run the 210’s in the 2850fps range with 2209.

Perhaps RL23 or 2213sc will give more velocity. I know RL23 woke mine up with 215’s.

I’m considering trying the 200.20X with 2209
by ben_g
Sat May 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Helmar Cleaning products
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Helmar Cleaning products

I used to use only KG1 and KG12 and was always happy enough with them. Then for a while I went back to just using eliminator. Recently I have been using the Helmar products (Heavy duty carbon and heavy duty copper) in a two stage process. I have been very impressed, particularly with the performance...
by ben_g
Mon May 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NSW MATCH RIFLE & LONG RANGE F CLASS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 9
Views: 1995

Re: NSW MATCH RIFLE & LONG RANGE F CLASS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yes was a great weekend, great relaxed bunch of shooters and some 'interesting' conditions to test us all out. Conditions made sure that the result was in the balance almost until the last shot was fired.
by ben_g
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA lead up and Queens.
Replies: 32
Views: 2793

Re: VRA lead up and Queens.

ajvanwyk wrote:
Barry Davies wrote:Not exorbitant Tim, just low in principle.

Very low indeed... managed to raise $500 to improve the future of our sport and to develop the Champions of tomorrow

..


For $5 Albert makes the best ammo caddy on the range!!!
by ben_g
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VRA Queen series.
Replies: 27
Views: 1800

Re: VRA Queen series.

Must have been a good day, everyone must be at the pub sinking a few cold ones given the silence to your question :D
by ben_g
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: primer pocket cleaning -to do or not
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: primer pocket cleaning -to do or not

Geoff.

I have on occasion done a quick turn around with brass prep to shoot a club round.

Quick tumble, nothing done to pockets or case mouths and I have noticed no difference on target.

But a quick spin with a KM uniforming tool is in my normal regime most firings.
by ben_g
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Bag Lube advice
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: Bag Lube advice

I use good quality carnuba car wax, I just rub it onto the stock where it contacts the bags every couple of weekends, seems to do the job.
by ben_g
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: enlighten me on powder measures.
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: enlighten me on powder measures.

I’m not rushing to change my powder weighing setup Alan. It might not be the fastest but it works. I was under the impression a&d were the ducks guts?? Not your findings? The A&D scale with the auto trickler is FAST which is the upgrade not so much the accuracy, if your beam scale measures ...

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