Re: Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)
Im excited to get this build started! hope mine turns out as nice as yours. I expect mine to weigh about a pound more then yours. It will be my long range hunting rifle.
I was hesitant about this build until this season ended then i realized i will suck it up and drop the cash. Last three years, the animals have been just out of my rifles capabilities and my capabilities with the rifle.
3 years ago i had been using a remington 7mm mag with a cheap tasco scope and only practiced up to 250 ( before my interest in long range) had a large black bear step out 435 yards. I tried the stalk and got winded. I went home and began practicing right away. I had purchased a Browning A-Bolt (couldn't pass on the deal) and through a PST 4-16x50 moa/ffp scope on top. I had good .5 moa groups at 300 yards no problems there. 400 yards and the groups began opening up, moa groups. And at 500 yards i had the groups that weren't exactly acceptable. That year i had a monsterous moose step out at 550 yards even. Largest moose i have ever seen and my father has ever seen got away. This year i went to montana and did an elk hunt and had a few opportunities on elk at close range but just couldn't get the shot off and had 1 perfect opportunity at an elk at 580 yards at the bottom of the clear cut, and 640 yards to the top. due to location we had to just walk away. I came home and decided right there and then to get working on a build and the information i listed is what i came up with. That will hopefully get started soon and will be my first long range hunting rig. luckily cause of school i can afford to start it a little late cause im not sure if i will be getting out for the hunting season this year.
I have a weekend planned for a bear hunt with some close buddies, borrowing his parents cottage and im hoping to get time to do my Moose hunt again if not then it will be a weekend whitetail hunt again.