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Unread 09-30-2008, 09:31 PM
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Re: Caliber Selection Help

Well I will be moving to CO next spring. I am wanting a caliber that tends not to drift a lot in light wind. Of course I love to shot and will shot anything that walks, crawls, or flies. (In season of course) To start with I'll be shooting antelope, mulies, whitetails, prairie dogs and coyotes. ( a large hole in the pelt doesn't take away from the beauty of it in my eyes, it just adds character) As I learn more about Co hunting seasons and draw registrations. I'll move up to elk, bear, and possibly mountain lions. My wife has family that lives in the prairie country, the foot hills (front range), and in the Rockies.
I'd like a caliber that easy to reload, with plenty of load data at my finger tips. I'm new to reloading and don't want to drop a ton of money to find something that works. Just data for general idea, I understand that every gun shoots different. Got a specific cartridge that fits the bill? I want a cartridge that will put them down on the spot. I am partial to my body and I would like to keep all of it in tack.
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Unread 09-30-2008, 11:22 PM
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Join Date: May 2008
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Re: Caliber Selection Help

+ er lots for the 300WSM!!!
Its an awsome calibre but IMHO the WSM case in any of it calibres are accurate, I havent seen or heard of one that dont shoot!
My Lamy Tikka T3 shoots 2.5" grps at 600 yrds with 178 gr Amaxs,
on the weekend shot over 40 goats from 25 - 505 yrds only about 5 needed follow up shots the rest droped like logs fell on them, the ones at 505 were big billies and I wish I had them on video, spectacular!... "and sleep!" is the easiest way to describe it.

So yep they awsome, but Im bais any way!!!

Best of luck
Regards 300WSMMAD!!!
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Unread 10-01-2008, 04:55 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Re: Caliber Selection Help

Thank you so much for your help. I am going to give the 300WSM a look and see how it fairs to the 7WSM. If you have any more ideas or suggestions please feel free to post them. I am learning so much from you all. Thank you.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 11:03 PM
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
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Re: Caliber Selection Help

I've got 300 WSM and am working up loads for it now. It looks very promiisnng. I'm getting about 3000 3030 fps with 180 gr E-Tips and haven't reached max yet, but I think I'm close.

If your looking at a 7mm, consider the 7mm Dakota. My first custom build will likey be just that. It can push a 180 gr VLD (BC .684) 3050 - 3100 through a 26 - 27 inch tube, making it an 1100 - 1200 yd gun. The ballistics are similar to the 7mm STW. I like the Dakota because it's parent case is the 416 Rigby. Short (relatively), fat and no belt.

As for the 300 WSM, all I have read and heard has been good and so far I am pleased with mine.

Cheers and good shooting,

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