I had a friend of mine buy some Conely 225gr Accubond ammo for the 358Win and he said they fit in his Ruger M77 magazine and they shot good.
Well if you buy a box of Conley ammo it comes to 66.00 and after shipping and handling you spend 90.00 a box. Well that comes to 4.50 a round. NO way Hosea!!!!!!
I measured my magazine and it is 2.935" and Conley's fix OAL is 2.820". So, since my Ruger M77 can handle the 225gr Accubond a box of Nosler Accubonds is on the way.
Now what I did was take once fired brass and only neck size it so it gives me just a little more volume for powder so I can get the 2550fps that Conely gets. With the OAL at 2.82" I will not have the bullet protruding any future into the brass than the 225gr Sierra SBT.
When I load and do my testing I will report to you all. It will give me over 3200fps of energy and the same ballistics as a 165gr in a 30-06.
Now on top of all of that if it works well and has good hunting accuracy or better it will provide a a bullet that will handle the toughest stuff I could hunt in North America at the velocities I can get out of a 358Win. While at the same time a bullet that will open up good on deer size game.