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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:19 PM
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Re: Need your opinion

Give the criteria, I'd also say a 300WINMAG would be a great choice.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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Re: Need your opinion

Lee anniversary kits are $110 or so, dies, shell holders and a lee case cutter under 50 together. So say, $160 with an average savings of 40 cents that's 400 rounds with better accuracy. Sure some time, but come on.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM
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Re: Need your opinion

there is a non-fiction book written by Chris Kyle. He used the 300 wm with factory ammo very effectively. he considered himself an average marksman .
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Unread 01-14-2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: Need your opinion

300 win hands down. Especially when elk and long range are on slate.

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Unread 01-14-2013, 09:45 PM
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Re: Need your opinion

I'll cast a dissenting vote. I stopped using the .300's and went back to the 7 rem mag shooting 180 gr Berger VLD's. Less recoil. I can't see an appreciable difference in killing ability, but I am certainly not the most experienced long range guy here.
As for factory ammo, I would also suggest for serious long range shooting, reload. You really need to be able to tailor your handloads for best accuracy. That said, I know there are some custom manufacturers that guarantee half-moa, or less, with match grade .308 loads. Maybe they would similarly expect the same level of accuracy with similar .300 WM loads. There are outfits like Best of the West and Gunwerks that load matchgrade ammo, and I think will also work up a load in your rifle, then load for you. Just depends on how much $ you want to put into it. For the right price you can have your cake and eat it to.
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