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Old 01-20-2012, 10:55 AM
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Re: Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)

Like others have said, it's personal choice and use what works for ya. I personally use the Berger 210's in my WM and have had nothing but outstanding performance from them on anything up to WT deer......
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:52 PM
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Im hoping the 210's will shoot cause thats the bullet i plan on using. it has great BC and everyone seems to have phenomenal performance from them
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:09 PM
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Well don't try to tell this first time elk hunter I took out this year they don't work. 12 yrs old and dumped a cow at 320 yards. All I did was tell him where he wanted to put the bullet before the shot. And told him do not shoot the elk, shoot that small spot on the elk. DRT!

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:15 PM
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Broz, you have a gorgeous rifle there!! whats the specs on it? whats that thing weight?
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:53 PM
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Broz, you have a gorgeous rifle there!! whats the specs on it? whats that thing weight?
Thank you! Here are the specs, except te Kreiger didn't cut it so I had a Broughton 5C installed soon after the build was completed. I wanted to update the post but there is no edit option now.

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:22 PM
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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.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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Re: Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)

The best bullet I have found for my 300 winchester for hunting performance from close range to long range is the 180 grain Cutting Edge bullet. I use the C21 and the C32. I am getting near a .6 bc from the C21. Run it on JBM and see what you come up with. Add about 50-75 fps over your standard 180 grain bullet velocities which is about where my rifles shoot on average with these bullets.
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