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Old 12-11-2012, 08:43 PM
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Winchester model 70 300WSM

Im new to the site and long range hunting. I just purchased this gun and toped it with a Vortex Viper. Can anyone give me some advice on what loads might work out best? I have been completing alot of reasearch just hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 300WSM

Welcome to the addiction.

Before suggesting anything else I'd say go ahead and get a good free float and bedding job done on the rifle. You will have to get it done at some point and better to do it now rather than after a few hundred rounds of ammo when you still aren't happy with how it's grouping.

Second, follow the maker's recommendation on barrel break in.

Until you have at least fifty rounds down range I wouldn't even attempt to try and "tune" a load specifically to this rifle.

I too am a long time fan of the Mod 70 which makes us part of the vast unwashed minority around here HA!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 300WSM

Wild rose makes a good point.

However in my own experience with my 300 wsm I bought a box of factory rounds. And conditioned the barrel with them then called it good, I had talked to my Gunsmith about free floating the barrel (I has the rem sps stock that can't be floated) and he told me to wait and see how it shoots before I worry about it, it was shooting 3/4 inch groups and I was happy with it but I still got a new stock and floated the barrel afterwards.

As for your load it all depends what distances you'll want to be shooting. I just posted a thread called "210's and 300 wsm" I got great luck with the 210 bergers.

Good luck with the loads and welcome to the site
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 300WSM

Ok you have my curiosity up... . Why can't the SPS Stocks be free floated?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:45 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 300WSM

I also am wondering why you cant free float an SPS... I have two (had three) and I floated all of them.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 300WSM

Maybe you can? It was suggested to me not to, because the stock is so flimsy. They have the two pressure points on the end of the stock that touch the barrel I suppose you could just sand those off and bed the stock by the recoil lug. But it was shown to me that if I was to float and bed the stock, then try to shoot off a bipod the stock would just give or bow and be resting back on the barrel anyways... I took the stock off and looked for myself. It doesn't take much to torque or flex the stock in any direction.
Just what I've seen, if you've bedded yours and it worked that's good to know
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:29 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 300WSM

Thanks for the replies. I have completed brake in. The barrel is allready free floated. Next i will put a muzzle brake on it and have the action beded and trigger done. I was thinking of trying the A-Max 208s.
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