That's why I would glass bed the rifle. It makes it more consistent and prevents cracking on either stock usually.Tread carefully around synthetic stocks on heavy calibre rifles. One of mine has recently developed a crack. True, wooden stocks can also crack, but I think a proper dense piece if wood is a better option .
Downside is that good wooden stocks are pricey
I tried posting this question earlier, but it did not work? Does anyone have a ballistic program that shows ballistics and recoil of a .404J using 300grn bullets and how that compares with .300H&H. I do not have access to this information.
Hi Edge, You gave me the exact info that I needed! It is very much appreciated!Lon,
I did a quick search for 300 gr bullets and I don't believe any of the major bullet manufacturers produce a 300 gr. I looked at Swift, Barnes, Woodleigh, Peregrine, and GS Custom.
The lightest I could find was a GS Custom 320gr HV @ 2700fps using max load of H380 from their website. Woodleigh and Peregrine list a 350 gr as the lightest weight.
If you have a source for 300 gr bullets, RL15 from 89-91 grains should get you 2600 - 2700+ fps from Nick Harvey's practical reloading manual.
Approximate data with 200 yard zero, inches:
320GS HV @ 2700fps with BC .350
100 yards: 2.2in
200 yards: 0
300 yards: -9.3
400 Gr Swift @ 2300fps with BC .375
100 yards: 3.3
200 yards: 0
300 yards: -13.0
A long time ago I had a 450-400 dbl. 3 1/4 that I loaded .300grn hawk bullets for non dangerous game. What a joy to shoot and deadly accurate. Wish I still had the rifle! Wish I could reload!Hi Edge, You gave me the exact info that I needed! It is very much appreciated!