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Old 10-03-2002, 12:01 AM
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300 WSM Any comments?

I recently got a browning A-bolt stalker in 300 WSM and absolutely love it. Its shooting groups that are under .750 @100yds with some homerolled loads. I think the gun shoots pretty well for a out of the box hunting rifle. Anyone else shoot a WSM ???

Two weeks ago killed a nice blacktail at 550 yds. My Nosler Balistic Tip entered behind left shouldeer and exited top of right ham. This was my longest shot on big game and it now has me interested into finding out how far is too far ??? Ha Ha Ha !!

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Old 10-03-2002, 04:23 AM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

They need a .338 WSM [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 10-07-2002, 08:58 AM
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I have a new a-bolt stainless staker also in 300 WSM with BOSS. It is lite and shoots great. I am reloading 180 gr. GameKings. Not shot anything with it yet since it is so new . about 30 rounds put though it. My hunt starts in about 3 weeks. I have been looking at the post trying to learn also. this is my first and have learned allot. I have been trying shooting at 500yards and have been doing well. How far have you been practicing shooting to hit that deer at 500 ?
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:34 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

I can offer you guys some drop data from Winchester factory ammo. We shot the .300 WSM out to 1000 last year for a guntest. Had superb accuracy all the way out to 1000.

Ammo 150 Gr. Ballistic Silvertips
Distance Drop MOA
100 0
200 0.75
300 2.25
400 4.0
500 6.5
600 9.0
700 11.25
800 14.0
900 18.0
1000 22.5

Ammo 180 Gr. Failsafes
Distance Drop MOA
100 0
200 1.5
300 4.0
400 6.25
500 8.75
600 12.5
700 16.25
800 20.5
900 27.75
1000 31.5
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Old 10-07-2002, 02:19 PM
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Thanks Ian M, I will have to try it out. Any other info you can give us. Like performance on game out to what ever distance you have shot? Or any thing. I think the 300 has allot of potential just like to hear about others that have had more time with it. Anyone have any ideas to help with accuracy. Im shooting off of a bi pod. 4x16 scope, reloading 180 gr. Game Kings, Ive tryed Reloader 19 and IMR 4350.
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Old 10-07-2002, 04:42 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

Drakecaller,
Exactly what performance advantage over the 300 Win. Mag.? What velocities are you achiving with the 180 gr. bullets and the 23" barrel? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 10-07-2002, 05:57 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

I was told by the fellow that lead the WSM development that the factory is loading Winchester 760 in the 180 grain loads (69.0 grains) and a special blend that we cannot get in the 150 Ballistic Tip load. The Failsafes were very close to 1/2 minute all the way out to 800 as I recall. The 800 yard group was a bunch of overlapping splats on the steel plate. The temp was 107 in the shade so nobody was running down to the targets to measure groups. We shot over two cases of ammo in two days, it was a good workout for the rifles and ammo.

The .300 WSM seems to be an inherently accurate cartridge and it is a nice alternate to the .300 Win. mag - they both do a fine job when they are chambered in good rifles.

I wouldn't sell my .300 Win mag to buy a WSM, but if I was in the market for my first .300 magnum it would be a strong consideration.
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