Re: how many shoot the .300 wsm?
I just built my first personal 300wsm and 6.5-300 wsm. I could not be happier with both. Both 24" barrels and 7 pounds total scoped. Both one hole rifles. This week I ran the 300 up to 3425 fps with 150 grain bullets and no pressure signs. Best one hole accuracy was at 3350 fps which is right where the 300 win mag shoots best. But the 300wsm does it with a 24" barrel and 7 scoped out pounds. H-414 and Winchester MRP were the best powders in that bullet weight out of about 8 I tried. Obviously I have no extended experience with this round but have shot about everything out there extensively over the past forty years and with that experience I think the 300 wsm barrel would last a guy a lifetime if properly cared for.
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