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Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:44 PM
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Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

Yeah I know, again the old question, Like Chevy vs Ford..

All I wan't to know is which one has better accuracy at long range. (1100+ yd)

Prices, avaiability, handloading etc, are not problems or factors in this question. It's all about accuracy.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:02 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

Well if you are looking to drive heavy bullets the Win Mag should do it better. That being said, the WSM isn't belted.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

The win mag will get you more velocity with bullets suitable for 1100 plus. They both are very capable of great accuracy, the difference in accuracy will be in the smith used and the barrel.

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

300WM. I dont care for the short fatties...
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

I'm going with the WSM built on a long action with a Wyatts extended mag. box. I don't think I'm giving up much but gaining in efficiency. You can't go wrong either way if it's built right.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:22 AM
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Re: Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

Theoretically the short fat case and abrupt shoulder produces more efficient and effective powder burn.

Having worked with both, I've achieved superb accuracy in each case. The WSM's may be just a tad easier to do load work for.

You can't go wrong.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:12 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting... .300 WM vs .300 WSM

Properly constructed, a WSM won't give up much performance to the WM with handloads. And despite what many people will tell you, the WSM is more than capable of driving the heavy 200+ grain bullets to velocities that run right with the WM. Both can be made to shoot with extreme accuracy.
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