Originally Posted by awesfall
what is the furtherst shot a 300 wsm could take on a deer? also on an elk? could it be sone at 1k on both?
I have to agree with LongtimeRanger on this.
It would have to be an very very well placed shot @ 1000 yrds with it.
It will put a hole in it, yes, but I would rather put a bigger hole in it and hit
the animal with a truck load more energy just in case the shot aint as perfect as you would have liked.
This is why on a recent hunting trip I opted for my 300 WSM over my 708, pleased I did, in blustry 20MPH + conditions I got a yearling red hind at 430 yrds, it nicked the front shoulder and put her down, the 708 would not have done that, I guess it would have got a way with a nasty flesh wound and died much later, BUT the 708 still has enough energy at that range to kill, WITH A WELL PLACED SHOT!! but in my experience "the perfect shot" is a rare event.
Just my 2c