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Eld-X #2225430
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Shot some factory 178's in 308. Shot awesome. Gonna build a 178 for my 300 wsm. Anybody got a recipe on the wsm yet?


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Re: Eld-X [Re: 257wbymag] #2225442
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Just a guess but my experiments with 150s in the WSM they didn't like the slow burners. I tried H4831SC and got anemic velocity and lots of muzzle flash. may be about perfect for the heavies.


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I just worked up a load in my Husqvarna 308 using the 178 ELDX. 42 grains of varget will let me shoot .5" groups at 100yds and will group better that's just as good as I can do


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Re: Eld-X [Re: 257wbymag] #2227057
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Here's my 308 with the 178 eldX factory loads. I dissected one and it had 42 grs of appears to be varget in it from hornady but cannot verify. I can't handload any better for now



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Just need to dial in the 300 wsm. Just built some 178 eldX with RL17 and RL26. Hope they lock it down.


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Re: Eld-X [Re: 257wbymag] #2227902
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Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
Here's my 308 with the 178 eldX factory loads. I dissected one and it had 42 grs of appears to be varget in it from hornady but cannot verify. I can't handload any better for now



That's some good shooting. I've seen factory loads improve over the years I've been loading my own and in some cases they're hard to beat. I would like to know what you figure out on the wsm


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Re: Eld-X [Re: 257wbymag] #2228742
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Real good for factory loads for sure. What kind of rifle you shooting them through.


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Sako finnlight 75 in a McMillan stock.


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Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
Sako finnlight 75 in a McMillan stock.


It's not a bull barrel is it? Those sako's are some shooters right from the box.


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No no. Stainless fluted 21" barrel. Good little shooter. It shoots 2500 fps. About 100 slower than advertised but for a 178 on a 21" barrel that ain't bad.

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I'd love to have one like it strictly for hunting. Sakos are top shelf all the way around, if I had to start over I'd probably just buy one Sako and be done


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I just hope I can get this finnlight 300 wsm tuned in. Then I'll have it all covered


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Re: Eld-X [Re: 257wbymag] #2229294
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Heck, I'd just take that 308, with a group like that and not worry about it.

Nice shooting, btw.

Did you get a chance to tryout the 165s?


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Yea but they didn't take.


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Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
Yea but they didn't take.


I got some 30 cal 165 Accubonds, if you're interested.


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Thanks but I'll get 178's dialed in or 168 ttsx I believe


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Re: Eld-X [Re: 257wbymag] #2236639
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Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
Here's my 308 with the 178 eldX factory loads. I dissected one and it had 42 grs of appears to be varget in it from hornady but cannot verify. I can't handload any better for now



3 shot group or 5? If that's 5 shots that is amazing. I can usually get 3 or 4 in the same hole cloverleafing but the 5th seems to get a little out.

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had a nice cloverleafed group with my 300WSM at 200 yds with eldx 200gr factory this weekend. This is a new-to-me rifle.

I think the factory stuff has a mv of 2850fps. Interested in handloading a smaller grain as 165's always worked well for me in previous 300wsm. 178 may be the ticket. Would like to push that speed up a bit too.

Lots of goals, not enough time. 257, I would be interested in whatever hand load data you end up with, if you don't mind sharing.


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I'm hoping to shoot the 178's I loaded in 300 wsm this week. I'll share what I find out.


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I just seen some at Simmons yesterday and picked some 145gr to load up to play around with for a 270 win. Now I've got to find some load data over the weekend for R hunter and 4350 so i can get to it


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