Originally Posted by Glassin
Broz, Thx for the prompt response. Regarding your question on the light weight rounds, my proposal for 175/185 gr was strictly based on other feedback. I also presumed the heavier bullets would start dropping off the table at the longer yardages? Lookin for optimal balance of distance/energy for effective kills. With all that said, I'm lookin to buy my 1st "Western" rifle and basically learning from scratch, so any/all input is welcome & appreciated prior to this relatively large investment (from my financial perspective). I do want to stick with either the 300 wsm or 300 wm; need help deciding.
Just the opposite, The heavier bullet will be the faster bullet down range. The weight and higher BC helps it to retain more velocity. The lighter bullet starts off faster but also looses Velocity faster so in the end the heaviest will stay up there longer and always deliver more energy to the target.
Also you stated you were going to use the Bergers. They are great bullets and I use them too. They are designed to fragment off pieces into the vitals after entering the vital cavity. For this I feel it is much better to use heavier offerings so after some fragments off there is more left to carry on through the animal.
Read that thread when you have time. There are 19 documented pics and impact velocities from my 300 win and the 215 Bergers. Antelope, deer and elk from 200 yards to 1285 yards. Then after maybe you will have a better feel if this type of bullet and rifle is what you prefer.