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Old 10-04-2013, 12:47 PM
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155 grain Bergers

I have a 300wsm wit a 24" 1in10 barrel. I was thinking about trying some 155 berger vlds. Has anyone done this and what do you guys think about the fast twist and light bullets. I'm going to try hodgon superformance. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:37 PM
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Re: 155 grain Bergers

I think the twist would be fine. But I would not recommend this combination to hunt anything with except varmints.

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Old 10-04-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: 155 grain Bergers

What bullet do u recommend for the 300 wsm
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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Re: 155 grain Bergers

Go 165 or higher. I personally like 180 grain, form my limited experience
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: 155 grain Bergers

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What bullet do u recommend for the 300 wsm
What animal? and at what distances?

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Old 10-04-2013, 03:46 PM
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Re: 155 grain Bergers

Everything from paper to elk and I would like to shoot as far the load allows. I shoot heavies out of all my other rifles but I just wanted to try something more available and different plus I have 8 lbs of superformance and the only data I can find is for light bullets.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:52 PM
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Re: 155 grain Bergers

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Everything from paper to elk and I would like to shoot as far the load allows. I shoot heavies out of all my other rifles but I just wanted to try something more available and different plus I have 8 lbs of superformance and the only data I can find is for light bullets.
If you must use that small of a bullet (155) in 30 cal. , use a bonded bullet or solid and limit shots to 5 or 600 yards. And even then I don't like it for elk at any range. That's my advice anyway. I am sure there will be those that disagree.

If going long. a 210 or 215 Berger would be my choice. I use H-1000 and a Fed 215 M. I have killed loads of elk , deer and antelope with these bullets from 200 yards to 1285 from my 300 win mag. They would work very well for long range hunting in your 300 WSM.

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