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

 
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:12 PM
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

The 3006, RL17 and the 208-210 pills is a formidable hunting combo.

That said, I prefer the 308 over the 3006 and I like the 300WM over the WSM. The WSM does have less recoil than the WM but the WM will always drive the heavies faster.

For a 1K deer rifle, any of these 3 can and will get the job done with the right load. The 06 with the best life and least recoil, the WM with the least amount of drift and most retained energy yet the least life and most recoil. The WSM doesn't give up much to the WM ballisticly and is a great balance and great all around 30 cal cartridge. They all have their pros and cons.

This really boils down to personal preferences. Do you want minimal recoil or the maximum horsepower? OR, something in between?
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The 3006, RL17 and the 208-210 pills is a formidable hunting combo.
A couple of years ago I had a Springfield 1903A3 that had been sporterized. Original 1943 barrel on a Fajen stock. It shot just ok. Found a new Remington 2 groove barrel made in 1944 and had it installed. The rifle still shot just ok. Added a bit of forend pressure with a piece of rubber inner tube and it shot much better. Had two pounds of Reloader 17 and a bunch of 165gr Sierra HPBT so I thought what the heck give it a try. Best the old Springfield ever shot and a great hunting combo.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

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It could be but he stated that he was going to use a 180 gr bullet for each one. His numbers are off quite a bit. There is no way the 30-06 will push a 180 gr pill close to the velocity of the 300 WM.
Korhil- my factory federal 180 partition HE 30-06 ammo gave 2888 fps out of a 22" barrel., my factory 300 win mag 180 tsx clocked 2990 out of a 26" barrel.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:35 PM
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

can't tell what you are shooting at . if deer -the .284 ; elk -the 300 wim mag. targets 6.5-284.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

Shot my 06 today to test the speed of a couple combos. 180 gr at 2775 was within pressure but brutal. This is a rem 700 bdl with sporter barrel at 21 inch. My 165s were at 2775 as well and less painful.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

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Korhil- my factory federal 180 partition HE 30-06 ammo gave 2888 fps out of a 22" barrel., my factory 300 win mag 180 tsx clocked 2990 out of a 26" barrel.
That's pretty insane! Especially out of that short of a barrel. I used to load for both a 30-06 and a 300 win mag both with 24" barrels. With the same 180 gr nosler ballistic tip and reloaded 22. 75 gr of reloader 22 was max in the 300 WIN AND 60 gr max in the 30-06. There was (if I remember correctly) about a 250-300 fps difference in velocity. But all rifles act differently.

But to tell you the truth, 200-300 fps using the 180 gr bullet isn't really gonna make too much difference. Where it would shine over the 30-06 is when you shoot the above 200 gr bullets. So I can see what you are saying.
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Re: 30-06 vs 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag look at these numbers

Due to the choices left by the OP it should be 300WM. IMO the best balanced round of these 3 related to their purposes.
Personally, I would strongly recommend the 8 mm RM, a very potent round out to 1000yards. Doesn't matter if small, medium seized, large or dangerous game, with the 8 mm RM he''ll be always on the safe side.
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