Blaser R8 300WM- Recommendation of What Factory Ammo to Try Next

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I have just started with the .300 with a 22” barrel. I am using my Thunderbeast Ultra 5 suppressor with it and I’m hunting the EC with it this month. I had all kinds of trouble and bought like 4 or more different loads. I was frustrated. What I finally figured out is that it gets hot and loses accuracy. Just like you I had poor groups and the occasional flyer. Frustrating!
Then I finally planned to just shoot a three shot group and then go back to work (yes I have two shooting ranges at my ranch so I can shoot anytime). I am wanting to hunt with Barnes 180g but also bought and had good accuracy with Nosler Accubond 180g.
With a cool barrel I am just about putting them in the same hole. 1” group at 100 yards easily. Problem solved! Thank goodness as I leave the 24th.
Best of luck.
Philip
Suppressors can compound the effect of barrel heating because they will heat at a different rate than the actual barrel. As you noted three shots will tell you how the rifle is actually doing for any hunting scenario.
 

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With a cool barrel I am just about putting them in the same hole. 1” group at 100 yards easily. Problem solved! Thank goodness as I leave the 24th.
This is logical Phil because my first three shots clover leafed. I let the barrel cool down some but not to environmental temp and I am shooting suppressed. I will give it another try. But I also bought 200 grain ELD-X to try just in case I cannot get the Nosler Accubond 180g to shot. Thanks!

I will try this before re-crowning option.
 

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I have just started with the .300 with a 22” barrel. I am using my Thunderbeast Ultra 5 suppressor with it and I’m hunting the EC with it this month. I had all kinds of trouble and bought like 4 or more different loads. I was frustrated. What I finally figured out is that it gets hot and loses accuracy. Just like you I had poor groups and the occasional flyer. Frustrating!
Then I finally planned to just shoot a three shot group and then go back to work (yes I have two shooting ranges at my ranch so I can shoot anytime). I am wanting to hunt with Barnes 180g but also bought and had good accuracy with Nosler Accubond 180g.
With a cool barrel I am just about putting them in the same hole. 1” group at 100 yards easily. Problem solved! Thank goodness as I leave the 24th.
Best of luck.
Philip
Suppressors can compound the effect of barrel heating because they will heat at a different rate than the actual barrel. As you noted three shots will tell you how the rifle is actually doing for any hunting scenario.
 

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I have just started with the .300 with a 22” barrel. I am using my Thunderbeast Ultra 5 suppressor with it and I’m hunting the EC with it this month. I had all kinds of trouble and bought like 4 or more different loads. I was frustrated. What I finally figured out is that it gets hot and loses accuracy. Just like you I had poor groups and the occasional flyer. Frustrating!
Then I finally planned to just shoot a three shot group and then go back to work (yes I have two shooting ranges at my ranch so I can shoot anytime). I am wanting to hunt with Barnes 180g but also bought and had good accuracy with Nosler Accubond 180g.
With a cool barrel I am just about putting them in the same hole. 1” group at 100 yards easily. Problem solved! Thank goodness as I leave the 24th.
Best of luck.
Philip
Believe it or not, mirage from a warm/hot supressor will cause pretty major issues too. I chased an issue with my 28 Nosler last year and part of it was copper fouling but a supressor cover made a massive difference as well. I shot it in the summer and it wasnt that noticeable, then October rolls around getting ready for a Texas hunt and the mirage in the cooler temps was giving me hell
 

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