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Old 03-06-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: What caliber 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag

I own a 300WSM. It is a good caliber and should be considered. Since you are reloading, your options are limitless. Using H4350 or RL17, you will be able to push a 200+grain bullet fast enough to drop deer at 1200yrds.

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I just got done looking all over town for a Savage Model 111 LRH no luck. Are they out yet? So You guys think 300 WSM. Why the WSM over the Win Mag?
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I just got done looking all over town for a Savage Model 111 LRH no luck. Are they out yet? So You guys think 300 WSM. Why the WSM over the Win Mag?

They are out, but new to the Savage line this year. So you will probably have to order one from one of your local dealers. As far as the WSM is concerned, you can achieve 300WM like velocity and loads with about 10 grains less powder in a short action. Being a short action, it also reduces weight because it is in a short action. You can push heavier bullets better with a 300WM, but you can get enough velocity out of the WSM to get the job done.

Other guys will argue the WSM is a better cartridge because it does not have a belted casing. I think that has become a bunk myth. The military is now converting all there sniper rifles to 300WM's because of its higher lethality at distances over 1000yrds. So I doubt there is any issue with accuracy due to a belted cartridge. It is a matter of preference. For a littler cartridge, it is very capable of big magnum abilities. The WSM really shines with 180 class bullets. I can tell you from experience that it handles the 200+ class bullets just fine.

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They are out, but new to the Savage line this year. So you will probably have to order one from one of your local dealers. As far as the WSM is concerned, you can achieve 300WM like velocity and loads with about 10 grains less powder in a short action. Being a short action, it also reduces weight because it is in a short action. You can push heavier bullets better with a 300WM, but you can get enough velocity out of the WSM to get the job done.

Other guys will argue the WSM is a better cartridge because it does not have a belted casing. I think that has become a bunk myth. The military is now converting all there sniper rifles to 300WM's because of its higher lethality at distances over 1000yrds. So I doubt there is any issue with accuracy due to a belted cartridge. It is a matter of preference. For a littler cartridge, it is very capable of big magnum abilities. The WSM really shines with 180 class bullets. I can tell you from experience that it handles the 200+ class bullets just fine.

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Sound like a Savage 111 LRH in 300WSM with a Night Force scope. Any other words from the wise?
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Sound like a Savage 111 LRH in 300WSM with a Night Force scope. Any other words from the wise?

You will need the LRH Mod 11.... its a short action in the WSM. The Night Force will be an awesome addition.

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Sound like a Savage 111 LRH in 300WSM with a Night Force scope. Any other words from the wise?
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Re: What caliber 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag

I looked at some Savages last night they felt very cheap. I dont mind the stocks but the actions where loose and didnt like all the play. I didnt see the WSM in the standard 111 LRH also. Do all Savages have a very loose action?
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