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Old 04-11-2010, 04:39 PM
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Re: Another caliber choice?

Of your choices, I'd go with the 300 WSM loaded with .200gr NAB or .210gr Berger hunting VLDs ... and because you live in the Big Sky Country like I do, I'll stay with the powders that are more forgiving in temp changes, such as H1000 or H4831/SC

Good luck!

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Thanks guys I was thinking the 300 WSM would be my best choice, but kinda had the 6.5X284 bug as some have. But for my applications, it will be the 300. Im just south of you Feenix in Butte.
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Thanks guys I was thinking the 300 WSM would be my best choice, but kinda had the 6.5X284 bug as some have. But for my applications, it will be the 300. Im just south of you Feenix in Butte.
Parker,

I like Butte, we were there last month when my son competed in the club swim championship at the YMCA pool.

6.5 x 284 is an awesome round and is certainly capable. Check out this 925 yard shot at a CO bull elk ...

YouTube - Jeremy 925 yard elk!

Ed
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Re: Another caliber choice?

6.5x284. Ammo will be cheaper than 7RM. One day.
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Re: Another caliber choice?

I have a savage in 300wsm. It is a real good shooter out to 500 yards
I set it up as a light weight pack gun.
As I said it is a shooter but I would not do another short mag mine is hard to reload(you have to bump the shoulder just right or it wont chamber) and the fact I can only get two in the mag is a pain. also since mine is a short action the mag lenght really hinders the lenght of the reloads.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:57 PM
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I have a savage in 300wsm. It is a real good shooter out to 500 yards
I set it up as a light weight pack gun.
As I said it is a shooter but I would not do another short mag mine is hard to reload(you have to bump the shoulder just right or it wont chamber) and the fact I can only get two in the mag is a pain. also since mine is a short action the mag lenght really hinders the lenght of the reloads.
retiredcpo
I was worried about seating bullets out, thanks for that. If I do get the 300 (2rounds), I was loking and Sharp Shooter Supplys detachable magazine. Not so sure if I want the 300 if I cant seat the 210 Bergers out to the lands.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:00 AM
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Parker,

I like Butte, we were there last month when my son competed in the club swim championship at the YMCA pool.

6.5 x 284 is an awesome round and is certainly capable. Check out this 925 yard shot at a CO bull elk ...

YouTube - Jeremy 925 yard elk!

Ed
Awesome video, like the Best of the West! Well heck! if you ate at Mckenzie Rivier Pizza when you were in town you might have met my girlfried...Hope your son did well!!!
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