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Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

 
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:26 AM
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Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

We shot quite a bit this evening getting ready for caribou and again was very impressed with the little 300 WSM. I have been working with this one in a 25.5" barrel for about a year now and it just never fails to amaze me as I learn more about it and the powders that turn it on. I hit on a load this evening that was hitting one hole groups at 100 yards which I have come to expect with this rifle and is common. What amazes me is the 150 grain bullets were clocking 3455 fps with 5 fps extreme spread. Now I have this little gun clearly into 300 win mag performance with less powder, kick and noise. The E-Tips have a .469 BC which makes this little round a great mountain backpack deer rifle. The ballistics look very good on it. It weighs 7.2 pounds scoped out and ready to hunt. I like It for backpacking!

Also amazed with the 300 ultramag with factory ammo. I always wondered what the factory stuff would do. Remington 180 grain nosler partitions clocked 3346 fps with 12 fps extreme spread. At 400 yards they hit a 1.8" group. Why am I reloading this thing?

257 wby performed as usual, outstanding. .92" group at 400 yards with 100 grain TSX at 3780 fps. Caribou be aware.

338-378 with 200 grain nosler clocking 3615 fps with awesome groups at 400 yards. Amazing what it does to gallon jugs full of water even at 400 yards. My son had a blast with it and the 257 wby popping jugs. Now time to pop some Bou!
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:45 AM
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Sounds like the guns and loads are ready for hunting. Hope you get some nice weather to hunt in and the caribou are on the move.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:45 AM
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Re: Ready for Caribou, Impressed with 300 WSM Again

sounds like you are ready . where are you going to hunt ? I was in Quebec 2006 on a caribou hunt . it was really a good time . I was in camp with 8 guys . we took 6 bulls and 2 cows. caribou tastes great . good luck Jim





I hunted with these guys .
Canada fishing vacation and caribou hunting trip in Northern Quebec


they still have my pic. in their brochure .
http://www.arcticadventures.ca/files...etterFinal.pdf
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Hunting Barren ground caribou in Alaska. Looking forward to getting back up there. I missed last year with a broken leg so excited about this years hunt. Just can't decide what to shoot. We love caribou meat. It is excellent.
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How does caribou meat compare to elk meat?

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How does caribou meat compare to elk meat?

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I myself like caribou better than elk . my dad also thought caribou was better . the one guy that went on the hunt with me said the caribou sucked. LOL so I guess it's a matter of taste . I had caribou bulls , and a elk cow . Jim
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Hunting Barren ground caribou in Alaska. Looking forward to getting back up there. I missed last year with a broken leg so excited about this years hunt. Just can't decide what to shoot. We love caribou meat. It is excellent.


are you going do it yourself ? or guided ? I'd love to hunt alaska . do you drive ?
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