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Old 05-24-2014, 07:57 AM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

I personally would choose the 3006 if your only going to shoot factory ammo there is more target type ammo for the 308 but there is some very accurate 3006 factory ammo. If your going to reload I think you can find accurate loads for both I like heavy bullets so I think the 3006 is more versatile I can load for heavies and load to 308 velocities if I want but never do, plus it gives you a long action rto build on if you ever decide to
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:49 PM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

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Might want to look in to making your .243 a switch barrel with a .308. For the price of a new gun and scope you could easily get that done by a gunsmith. Unless you just NEED another gun
NO WAY! I love my .243 for coyote and deer. I think 30-06 or .308 would both be great choices for me. I am sure a 300 WM wouldn't be too far down the road either.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:08 AM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

Less than 500 yards, I'd go with 30-06. I made the choice to go 7mm RM so I could shoot the highest BC bullet in 180 grains and I didn't want the recoil of the .300 WM. The recoil is a noticeable jump from a 30-06 to a 7mm and another jump to the .300 WM. I've shot 60 rounds of 30-06 in one sitting just fine but can't shoot more than 40 with 7mm before my shoulder is too mushy. I'm glad I didn't go .300 WM. I plan to be able to shoot farther than 500 yards otherwise I would have gone 30-06. Spend some good time looking at ballistics and energy retention for different bullets for each of the 3 guns. 30-06 costs less to shoot.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:01 PM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

Get closer. I have killed a lot of moose with my .270 and 150gr partitions, all shots less than 250 yds or I simply don't take the shot. That being said I did buy a 300wsm and have a 26 Nosler on order. lol. Seriously, shot placement with a good bullet and it's over.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:22 PM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

jrock

The difference between a 30/06 & 300 WinMag is 15 grains of powder- hardly more expensive.

Your choice of a 7mm RM would go well with the OP's 243 for a two gun solution, especially if recoil is a factor. But the 30/06 is no real savings I can tell you as we load both 30's.

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Old 06-02-2014, 10:59 PM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

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jrock

The difference between a 30/06 & 300 WinMag is 15 grains of powder- hardly more expensive.

Your choice of a 7mm RM would go well with the OP's 243 for a two gun solution, especially if recoil is a factor. But the 30/06 is no real savings I can tell you as we load both 30's.

KB
If one reloads yes, I agree not much cost savings. I was referring to the comment about wanting to find ammo on the shelves.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:27 AM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

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NO WAY! I love my .243 for coyote and deer. I think 30-06 or .308 would both be great choices for me. I am sure a 300 WM wouldn't be too far down the road either.
A proper switch barrel you would have both calibers to swap between.
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