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Old 12-14-2010, 11:12 PM
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Re: is tikka t3 varmint .300 wm to much for deer in south australia

Yes, lung shots are the 'optimal' target to aim for. We have to remember one thing, pulling groups at leisure, with a calm wind, a steady body position and time on your side at 300 yards is a wee-bit easier than succesfully placing a well aimed shot at a far distant animal (who can unexpectedly turn or bolt) at 600+. I only hope our friend is up to the task.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:44 AM
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Re: is tikka t3 varmint .300 wm to much for deer in south australia

In my opinion the .300wsm is overkill for any deer under 400 pounds. Overkill being defined as just not necessary to properly get the job done.

I've seen guys have the times of their lives shooting antelope with .325wsm, so there's nothing wrong with being severely over-gunned if that's your thing and you're convinced you need it. Just realize that in reality, you don't.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:43 AM
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Re: is tikka t3 varmint .300 wm to much for deer in south australia

thanks for all answers. I have just received 200 rounds of hornady superformance in 180 gr is this accurate and any good for deer sized animals
out to 600 meters
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:47 AM
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Yes, lung shots are the 'optimal' target to aim for. We have to remember one thing, pulling groups at leisure, with a calm wind, a steady body position and time on your side at 300 yards is a wee-bit easier than succesfully placing a well aimed shot at a far distant animal (who can unexpectedly turn or bolt) at 600+. I only hope our friend is up to the task.

all I can hope is I am up to it but never know because all I have ever done is
shoot at pistol ranges and rifle ranges
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:36 AM
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Re: is tikka t3 varmint .300 wm to much for deer in south australia

I have never used the superformance personally, I hand load all my stuff. I can tell yo uI use berger and hornady bullets in my reloading and all of the hornady products i have dealt with have been superb. You can rest assured any 180gr projectile leaving the barrel at 3100fps + will be sufficient to kill deer sized game or most any other game for that matter. Just remember give the deer time to give you a good shot If yo udon't like it don't take it. A pass on a deer is always better than a miss or a crippled deer. However if yo ucan hit the targets at the range at that distance you cna hit a deer at that distance nothing magical about them just don't rush and take the shot of your choosing
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:32 PM
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Re: is tikka t3 varmint .300 wm to much for deer in south australia

Tiger1234,
Backyardsniper gave you good and sound advice. Hornady happens to be my favorite and its what I reload with. If you want info regarding their products check out their website. Sorry, not to good with links so just Google or go to Hornady.com.

I would also suggest checking out JBMballistics.com. They have ballistic calculators (as does Hornady) that can tell you how your paticular bullet will behave. Mind you now, ballistic charts are a guideline and are never exact due to the fact that all rifles perform differently and there are atmospheric factors involved which will likely alter the actual performance.
But, checking out these sites will give you a much better understanding what you can expect from your rounds.

As far as my comment about hoping you're up for the task...what I was getting at was most bullets are 'flat trajectory' up to a certain distance. Once crossing that distance the drop rate increases dramatically and that drop gets steeper the further the bullet travels. An example of this is...let's say you are targeting an object at 1,010 yards/meters and you mistakenly range it at 1,000 clean. Your bullet will likely fall 3 feet low with only a ten yard range miscalculation.
Yes, according to your 1/2" 300 yard group with your .308, obviously you are more than a competent shooter. The risk is not being totally familiar with how your ammo will perform at specific ranges as there are numerous variables to consider. That is why I suggested to do a bit of research on ballistics for your round and some practice range time would be most beneficial to you as well.

Good luck.
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Classic!:d

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backyardsniper,
a 20 megaton thermonuclear warhead would certainly kill a deer as well. .
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