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30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

 
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:43 PM
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

I agree. Good point.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:43 AM
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

The data was from Hornady's ballistic calculator. The same bullet weight and bc was used for all three and velocities were taken from Hodgdon's load data.

Cartridge Loads - Hodgdon Reloading Data Center - data.hodgdon.com

Ballistics Calculator - Hornady Manufacturing, Inc

I did not use "high" numbers for one round, or "low" numbers for another.

At this point The 300 WSM looks like the winner. The 300 Win Mag is definitely a proven round but realistically I don't need the extra energy.

The other big factor is barrel life. What can I expect from the 300 WSM?
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:02 AM
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

the WSM will easly out shine the 06 and given the right combination will equal or better the winmag too.
Can't take your data from a book though, need to use real life combo's that are proven and you can see first hand.
The WIN and the WSM are equal in many ways in my eye's as far as what they can give you in performance and since they are same caliber it's just preference, the 06 is the dog of the group and I can't see a place for it anymore if I were putting something together.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

The 284 win will push a 162 amax 2860+ and at 1k has 52.4" of drift at 1000 yards. And has 2000-2400 barrel life. Very accurate cartridge also.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

If the OP is intent on using just 180s then sure, go ahead and just build and 06. Probably will get more barrel life and recoil less. But in my opinion to limit oneself to 180 grain bullets across the entire .30 cal spectrum is a huge waste of potential for the more powerful chamberings. What Hornady ballistic calculator doesn't explain is the potential that a .30 cal rifle has when launching 208-230 grain projectiles. Compared to a 180 grain 06 they are completely dominant ballistically. Whether its a 700 or 1300 yard shot. Wait...probably not going to get a 1300 yard shot with that 06. My 2 cents.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

The 300 WIN MAG is the cartridge that most all other cartridges choose to be compared to. There is a reason for this. And I think most of us know the reasonl

Compared to the Winny, most other cartridges are what I like to refer to as "niche" cartridges. That is to say, they seem to perform best within, usually, a narrow window of improvement, if that can be found, over the 300 WM.

When cartridges are compared for their overall versatility, I don't see any that provide more of this than the 300 WIN MAG.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

If I were going to build a long range rifle it would most certainly be in a 7MM. The shooting world has changed dramatically from a decade ago. The 7MM just makes more sense than the 30. In this years F Class Open the 7MM took it hands down. The Americans did great but the 6.5 and what few 7.62MM's there were just could not compete in the conditions that existed in the days of the match. The 7MM bore size is the NOW in shooting.
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