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Do I really need a 300 WM?

 
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:59 AM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

I often hear about reducing magnum loads for practice and while they do kick less than top loads, they still kick a lot more at the same speeds as smaller cartridges. My 300 win kicks A LOT more than my 308 running the same bullet weights at the same speeds. Even with similar gun weights. If you want less recoil, the magnum just isn't the best option.
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

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Yea...I guess the 30/06 is the tride and true american round haha

I mentioned the 7MAG because it has quite a bit less recoil than the 300, but ya it may be better to go with a non-magnum
CC- it is the rifle that is important not the caliber. the remington long range comes in 30-06, 7 mag and 300 wm. the sendero only comes 300 wm 7mag others, no 30-06. if the you shoot targets more than elk then the extra weight of the long range will help. all my magnums have a brake. so my 300 wm sendero kicks less than my 30-06s. ammo is expensive if you do not reload or have a buddy who reloads.
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

by shopping you can find a rem 700 vs in .308 for 650; a rem long range is about the same $$ and you can choose between the bigger ones like 7mm, 30-06 and 300 wm. if it were me i would get the long range in one of those three not the .308. if money is tight at times dicks has the adl 700 varmint .308 w/scope and rings for 499 or less.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:02 PM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

Money shouldn't be too big of an issue, although the Sendero is a little expensive. Once I pick a caliber I will start looking at rifles.

The Remington 700 Long Range looks like a good option, but just looking online at Cabelas and Gun Broker and Bass Pro I am having a difficult time finding the Remington 700 Long Range in 30-06
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

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Since you're still learning I'd say go for the best of all worlds and go with the 30-06. Not as cheap to laod for or buy ammo for as the .308 but not bad either.


It's also a caliber most certainly suited for Elk to at least 600yds and has considerably less recoil than the .300wm.

that said the 7mm Rem and 300wm to me are the two most versatile calibers of all time which is why they both still have such popularity even with all of the new "cool calibers".
Exactly! I agree with Rose.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:23 PM
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

Yea the more research I do the more appealing the 30-06 is. It's not like I can't buy a 300 WM down the road if I find I need one. I think a good jump from the .243 would be the 30-06, especially since it is such a versatile caliber.
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Re: Do I really need a 300 WM?

look on gunbrker
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