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Unread 01-23-2010, 12:19 AM
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Re: New Gun...Shooting Tomorrow!

That 175 SMK is a good bullet, I shoot it in my 308. With your 300 WM you can shoot it, but you will also do well with heavier bullets. The 180's have a little lower BC than the 175, but jump to the 190 or 200 and they will have .533 and .565 respectfully. Either one would probably do well, I think if it were me I would be more inclined to try the 190. That's a great weight in the WM.
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    That 175 SMK is a good bullet, I shoot it in my 308. With your 300 WM you can shoot it, but you will also do well with heavier bullets. The 180's have a little lower BC than the 175, but jump to the 190 or 200 and they will have .533 and .565 respectfully. Either one would probably do well, I think if it were me I would be more inclined to try the 190. That's a great weight in the WM.

    +1, but I would also consider the 210 Berger, 210SMK, and the 208 A-Max. The 300WM is a great platform for shooting these heavier bullets and all three have BC's between .631 and .648. I would really consider these and depending on where you hunt could make it an honest 1000yrd deer rifle. You can push the bullet to 2900-2975fps and that will actually get you to 1500yrds for paper and 1200 yrds for deer. It stops a little short at 850 or 900 for Elk.

    I will caution you to not use the 168SMK for long range work. It is a known fact that once the bullet goes subsonic they will tumble. If you want to shoot a 168 then it is advisable to use the 168 A-Max, 168 Berger VLD, or the JLK bullets. They can transition more easily and stay on target.

    I currently use a 300WSM with the 208's. I can get to almost 3000fps using Reloader 17. I am going to try Mag Pro from accurate this time around with the new to me barrel I have on it now. H4350 should also get what you need for velocity also.

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    heres alittle help with your picture

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    I hope this pic works. I'll take pics of the gun when it's finished, Tank. I'm starting to reload soon. I've got brass,primers and powder. I was thinking about using 168 or 175 grain SMKs, any opinions? Any other bullet ideas for paper punching? Load, if you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for your custom Savage?

    What load were you using when you shot that group?
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    I hope this pic works. I'll take pics of the gun when it's finished, Tank. I'm starting to reload soon. I've got brass,primers and powder. I was thinking about using 168 or 175 grain SMKs, any opinions? Any other bullet ideas for paper punching? Load, if you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for your custom Savage?
    not at all i love showin off my rifle!
    any how 400 for stock rifle (111 action)
    425 for mcgowen bull barrel and muzzle break
    175 for choate ss stock
    475 for millett lrs-1
    35 for egw 20moa base (now have a total of 115.75 moa of adjustment from max point blank)
    70 for bipod
    100$ for quick clip kit (and lots of machine time to make it work)
    20$ for b-square anti-cant
    so about 1700 total
    my friend got his fcp-k for 825$(shoots just as good as mine) hes using the lrs-1 also for grand total of about 1300$ (better deal just as accurate)
    heres a pic

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    What load were you using when you shot that group?
    I was using an old box of Win. ammo with 180 gr. bullets.
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    How do you like that scope? I was seriously considering one and they were unavailable at the time. Nice stick too!

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