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Old 05-02-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: 300wsm vs 7mm-08

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if you can get your hands on some i would go with the Barnes Vor-tx 150 grain TTSX. depending on your elevation it would expand out to 800 yards.
Btw: what is your elevation so i can see what your max affective range would be with this load?
835ft above sea level
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: 300wsm vs 7mm-08

well at that elevation your max effective range would be about 750 yards
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well at that elevation your max effective range would be about 750 yards
Was that the 300wsm or the 7mm-08?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:47 PM
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Re: 300wsm vs 7mm-08

Ok newbie has a dumb question. Which ballistic table should I be using for rounds like the ballistic silvertip or the hornady sst? G1 or G7?
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Re: 300wsm vs 7mm-08

G1 and G7 are different ways of expressing ballistic coefficients of a certain bullet...

You'll have a tough time using any table until you chronohraph a specific load out of your rifle. Once you do, then look up the BC of that bullet. Then go plug your info into JBM ballistics and you'll have a drop chart. Which won't be whole lot of use unless you're using an elevation turret. If you are, you'll be ready to rock!
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Re: 300wsm vs 7mm-08

Question I havnt seen yet is how do the two guns you already have shoot? If there moa guns then I don't see much reason to change, unless your just looking for another toy which I can completely understand. I will just expand a little in terms of what has been said about the reloading. If your guns are already moa or close they can only get better with handloads. One of the big benefits of reloading vs buying factory is being able to tailor the ammo specifically for your chamber. What I mean is you can seat the bullets to a specific length as to where your barrel likes, fireformed brass if sized correctly can help your accuracy to certain extents. It really can become ocd depending on how far you get into it. Reality is for 5-800 yards you don't need m.o.ticks-butt, however if your like a lot of guys on this forum that's just a stepping stone to that greener pasture one more drainage over and that accuracy becomes ever more so important. But that's a bridge to cross when you get there, just my .02
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Was that the 300wsm or the 7mm-08?
300 wsm
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