Hey guys, this is my first post so go easy on me! I have a few questions regarding my setup. Please be direct and to the point, I am not thin skinned.
1. I purchased a Varmint Special .300 WSM. I bought it because its a Browning, and because the stock is really neat. Furthermore, I went with the .300WSM because I plan on hitting the 1K mark, steel plate with hopes of that once in a lifetime elk hunt. I have time and money (to an extent) in regards to learning to shoot that far, I've taken successful shots up to 350 yards with my 7MM RM, but this will be my new baby.
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Without stringing this portion out, my question is, why am i not hearing more about this gun, and can I achieve my goals with this rifle?
2. I have the Vortex Viper PST 6.5x24 glass. Will this be enough scope for the task?
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3. I would like to use commercial ammo, but I can have some made (reloading buddy) so, which ammo (brand,gr) would you recommend. Now, I realize I'll need to shoot different ammo in my rifle to see which works best, but that why im taking opinions with hopes that I'll pick the best choices and wont have to settle for anything less.
Thank you guys for your time, and I appreciate any and all constructive criticism.