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Old 10-07-2002, 08:06 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

I tried it off of my bi pod with a 4-16 pwr scope on 16 of course at 502 yards by my Bushnell 800 and I shot a 5 shot group in a 6 5/8 inches at 502 yards. Correct me if im wrong, but MOA is it 1 in at a hundred and 2 at two, 4in and three hundred and so on? So if I can do that consistently then I think I can get decent groups out to a 1000 yards?
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Old 10-07-2002, 08:54 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

Although minute of angle is pretty much one inch at one hundred, two at two hundred etc. it just don't work out that a one inch at one hundred rifle will shoot ten inches at 1000. Main problem is the wind, plus your target gets a mite smaller when it is way out there.

If you have a place to shoot long, as in past 700 or so, I suggest using a large target, at least three or four feet square, preferably bigger. We use large sheets of 1/2 steel plate, some are 3'x 4' and we spray paint them white so that we can see the bullet splats easily. With practice you will also learn to see the bullets in flight so you will be able to call high, low, left or right.

You will find that bullet drop is relatively easy to handle relative to learning to dope the wind and keeping your bullets traveling the same arcs.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:28 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

MAB,

Since getting the new gun I have been to the range about 20 times doing load developement. I have put almost 140 rounds through it after a barrel break in of 25 rounds. I have found that the gun shoots most of everything pretty well, but it has exceptional results with failsafes and balistic tips. I got the gun as a hunting rifle, something that was light and accurate at the same time. It seems to be very accurate for out of the box with its light and short barrel (23"). I am going to stick with hunting style bullets rather than the match target style. I am intrested to hear some bullet preformance of kills on big game with MK's. I am without the BOSS, Too loud!!! been shooting 150- 165gn bullets with best results as far as making the WSM have a preformance advantage over a 300 Win. Mag. Been pushing the 150 gn bullets 3350+fps with excelent results.
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Old 10-07-2002, 11:55 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

Mine came with 2 BOSS's , ,One with the muzzle break and one with out it. you can put the break on for target shooting and take it off and put the harmonic non muzzle break on for hunting. But your right It is very loud with the break. I did not see any change in accuracy, switching between them. But you have to tune it to the write setting. If you adjust the boss wrong it can make your less then 1MOA got to 4 + MOA. In the near future I will have to put a target out to 800 + yards and see what it can do.
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Old 10-09-2002, 01:14 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

I'm having a little problem with some math here. Granted I'm an artist so I'm allowed a little leway with math because it's not my strong suit. The orginal poster said he's been to the range around 20 times and that he's put 20 break in rounds through his rifle, plus almost 140 more rounds since. If I did my math correctly he averages only 8 shots per trip to the range. Tain't much shooting in my opinion and certainly not enough practice to be proficient with a new rifle. Well at least it wouldn't be for me. Have I figured something wrong here?
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Old 10-09-2002, 02:43 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Any comments?

Big sky,

This new rifle is not my only rifle...there is not much differance in shooting tecniques between rifles. For example there is not much diferance in shooting tecniques between shooting same hole groups at 100 yds with a 22-250 and shooting 6- 10 inch groups at 500 yards. Now here is where mathmatics com in, with basic tools of the trade such as a Cronograph, balistic charts for various B.C.'s of bullets and very simple math "hold over" is easly estimated. Understanding your equipment helps. Mathmatics and balistic charts are a must for longer range shooting.
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Old 10-09-2002, 03:30 PM
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Average of 8 shots per trip though???...and that's including your 20 break in rounds.
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