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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @grandpamac good friend has been doing some relatively long range shooting with a rem700 chambered in 300 win mag. Wondered why it didnt shoot for shit with the more classic heavier projectiles used in a magnum.
    Barrel is either 1-13 or 14 twist. Went from big groups at a hundy instantly down to tiny ones using165gr projectiles I think. Same as they use in the palma competitions what ever they are. Hopefully he has a few left over for me haha
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    Greetings Csmiffy,
    Barrel twist is one of the least considered restrictions in hand loading. Most find out the hard way when they don't have enough. Thinking some more about the .300 H&H, the cartridge was introduced around 1920 so only a few years after your action was made. BSA converted a lot of the P14 actions to a number of cartridges which may have included the .300 H&H. Originally H&H intended their cartridge to give .30-06 performance at low pressures using Cordite which was super temp sensitive. Today start loads in the H&H give about .30-06 max velocity but at much lower pressure so would tick all the practical boxes. You wouldn't get much more velocity than a stoutly loaded .308 but I suspect this is not what this is about. There is just the problem of the reamer. Please keep us all informed.
    Regards Grandpamac.
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    Norma still produce 308 norma mag brass.
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    If it does end up a hollandx2 it will be loaded up to its potential otherwise no point
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    If it does end up a hollandx2 it will be loaded up to its potential otherwise no point
    Having shot game with the 30/06AI -308 Norma mag & 300H&H Mag off hand & off sticks around 40 rounds of the AI & Norma & over 80 of the H&H,all with 180grn loaded to around 3000fps +, the 300H&H felt recoil is noticeably less than the Norma mag & felt the same as the 06AI ,it is also significantly less felt recoil in the field than the 300Mag & 300 Weatherby l have extensive experience with both in the field.

    Bare in mind the 300H&H l used was a old Pre 64 so it had a very good design for the stock that brought the recoil straight back, the others had the fiberglass stocks in fashion back then (nearly 2 decades ago) & just some info on loads the 300H&H was loaded with The 180-grain Swift Scirocco II, 180-grain Federal Trophy Bonded Tip, pushing 2970 from memory & l think they used a Barnes 168 gr. TTSX going around the same that shot to basically same point of aim, the heavy load was a 220-grain Hornady InterLock round nose doing around 2700fps,these were all mild loads designed for hot conditions & all killed way above their pay grade.

    From my experience the great thing about the 300H&H is it has very mild recoil, comparable to my Rem Mountain rifle in 06 to the point where l can not feel any difference , the Norma Mag & up is noticeably more of a sharp punch than a push & as stated before the 300H&H is mild to shoot allowing you to quickly get back on target & kills way out of its pay grade.

    I like speed, my 2 tops/LR rifles l have used around the world are the 300 Weatherby Mag for 14 yrs & a Winchester EW in 270 WSM for a Decade, but l would jump on a Old School 300 H&H with a classic slim stock ,like a fat kid on a ice cream if l had the chance.it really is a great example of how the developments in modern bullets & powder have allowed it to have a new lease on life ,much like my 300 Weatherby Mag.
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    A chap i know is looking for a 25-303, if that helps.
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    I have always hankered for 300 H&H, but haven't been financially flush enough. Faultless controlled feeding, or better yet in a double, perfect for thin-skinned dangerous game, and a classic among classics!

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    @Benji your experience is golden but I think your experience might end up costing me money.
    The more I hear about the Holland the more I like the idea.
    There is one way I might be able to make this work to my advantage. Just have to do some digging

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    I have a 300 Weatherby MK V and I must admit, for a round designed in the 1940’s it’s pretty hard to beat even against the best of the “modern” magnum cartridges. I have also never had an issue finding brass or ammo for it.
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