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Unread 07-08-2009, 06:34 AM
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Great starter platform that is easily capable for Long range deer.

You'll definitely want to handload. Loading for a single cartridge is the best way to get started in handloading.

All the previous recommendations are spot on. Save your brass, read everything you can and practice,practice,practice.

Good luck and keep us posted,
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On my endorsement of Winchester brass... let me add... I recently purchased some Win ammo for my 7mm and the brass was the nickle plated (or whatever it is) stuff. You might want to open the box and actually look at the brass before you decide to purchase.

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i use lapua brass whenever available for that caliber. all my 300's have a vais on them. handloading is good. the higher bc bullets lessen the impact of any wind. to 500 yards a 150 165 or 180 ballistic tip would be fine. find a load that shoots consistently less that 1" and you are ready . roninflag
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In terms of cost, yes, reloading is certainly worth the investment. There is a larger up-front cost, in that you have a bunch of equipment to buy and will cost you a couple hundred dollars.

The real value of reloading is customization. By reloading you can build a load that is accurate in your rifle and delivers the right type of bullet for the game you're chasing.

I started much in the same place as you....

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Thanks for the reply. Is getting into reloading worth the cost for what I am looking for? Or are factory loads going to cut it?
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