I'm a newby here and glad I found this site. I have always hunted with a 7mm Rem Mag and this year I just picked up a SAKO 85 Finnlight in 300 WSM
. The Finnlight probably isn't the best rifle choice for long range hunting but I think with a well developed load I should probably able to get sub .5 MOA out of it. I know someone who is shooting their Model 75 300 WSM at sub 1/2 inch at 200 yds with factory ammo.
I'm going to put a NF 5x22x50 on it. I'm looking at two or three bullets. The primary two are 168 gr TTSX and 180 gr E-Tip, both very new bullets on the market with some good reviews. I plan on using H4350 because it's a temp stable powder and I've heard (locally) and read in different forums that it is a real good 300 WSM powder. I'm hopping to get 3100-3200 fps out of the 168's and 3000-3050 fps out of the 180's. I also would eventually like to develop a load for 130 gr TTSX's.
I hope to be able to develop the ability to make consistant accurate shots out to 1000 yds with this rifle within a couple of years. The bullets I'm using will not expand beyond 750-850 yds although I think they would punch through the boiler room of an elk? Any comments on that?
So I was wondering if anyone here has a similar outfit and what their experiences are?
Or any comments at all from long range shooters in general?
I certainly welcome advice and tips for this goal of mine.
Thanks in advance,