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Which .300 Magnum and platform?

 
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:26 PM
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Re: Which .300 Magnum and platform?

I have several rifles that just don't get work any more. Five 300 wby's from years back and now I either shoot the 300 wsm or the 300 ultramag. The wby just gets lost in the shuffle. Same with my 7mm rem mags and 7mm wby mags. I either shoot one of my 7mm stw's or 280 AI, 7mm jrs or 7mm gibbs. The 7mm rem mag just has no place anymore. The smaller ones just about equal it and the stw blows it away. I could go on but you get the idea as new things come out you got to have the old ones fade away because they are just to close to either but one smaller or bigger is better and the in betweeners just get no work. Another would be my two 338-300 ultramags. I spent a year developing the thing back in 98-99 and then the 338 rum comes out in 2001. Now I either shoot my 338 RUM or 340 wby and if I want a big long range gun one of my 338-378's. I need to have a sale on all my in betweeners I don't use anymore. They are still great rifles and kill stuff just the same but just don't fit into my arsenal anymore.

Since I got that tikka 300 wsm I liked it so much I got the tikka in 300 and 338 winny's. The 300 winny gives me a few fps over the wsm and the 338 winny puts me in a big time light weight elk/bear gun. So now where does my 300 wsm fit. If I went broke and had to sale them all but a couple I would tear my hear out deciding. The gun manufacturers stay rich because there is always something out there that fills that niche just a bit better.

If I was nutjob and knowing what I do after having everything and understanding he has a 300 ultra I would do the lightweight 300 wsm. Then he has all bases covered for just about anything that walks and from backpacking to a long range heavy performer.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:44 PM
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Re: Which .300 Magnum and platform?

I just got a new Savage model 16. 300 SWM. First time taking it out it look me 3 rounds to get it 1.6 inches high at 100 yrd. The next 4 shots where in one whole i was very very happy with it i never seen a rifle out of the box shoot this great i am shooting 180 Winchester silver tips. I hear lots of guys who hate on this rifle but i have shot lots of rifle and this is by fare the most accurate rifles i have ever shot out of the box..
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:58 PM
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Re: Which .300 Magnum and platform?

Thanks guys for all the replies. Let me get help the conversation by getting a little more specific. I am very much thinking of getting rid of my .338 ultramag . So this .300 magnum would replace it as my "Big" rifle.
Also, I have no need for another competition rifle. This would be purely for hunting. I might go to 9.5 lbs but that would be the absolute limit as I often travel steep ground at altitude. I have been impressed with ability of the Remington CDL stock with the R3 pad for moderating the recoil of my buddies .300 Weatherby. His Weatherby is an older 700 classic in a CDL stock and will shoot .3 " three shot groups @100 with 165 Barnes TSX. I have a line on both a .300 Weatherby and .300 Win Mag in a 700 classic. Both rifles have 24" barrels.
I am also thinking on a Sako in a .300. I bought a Vixen 2 years ago and love the little rifle. Fantastic workmanship and accuracy with flawless functioning. (pretty much what I'm looking for in this rifle). Considering a L61R/AV in .300 win mag or a 75 or A7 in .300 win mag or .300 WSM or the Tikka in .300 WSM.
I haven't had the pleasure of examining the Weatherby Mark V actions but I would be more tempted if they were in a Remington classic type stock as they fit me well. I understand that the Howa/ Vanguard is modeled after the older Sako AV/L61R. And the one in .223 I had was fine except the trigger. I have more questions concerning the Weatherby Mark V and Vanguard but I need to stop typing and post. So... to sum up. Which rifle? Looking to drive a 200 AB at 2900ish into 6"(or less) at 600 in something without a brake.

1.Sako L61R or AV in .300 Win mag 24"?
2.Remington Classic .300 Weatherby 24"
3.Remington Classic .300 Win Mag 24"
4.Sako 75 in .300 WSM 24"?
5.Sako 75 in .300 Win Mag 24"?
6.Tikka T3 in .300 WSM 24 3/8"
7.New Remington CDL .300 Win Mag 26"

Thanks,
Russ

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Old 05-27-2010, 10:33 PM
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Re: Which .300 Magnum and platform?

That being said the 300 wby is your rifle and you can drive the 200 AB near 3100 fps with a 26" barrel and over 3000 fps with a 24" barrel. It is the best without a brake on it. The power of the 300 wby can not be beat without a brake and will give you better killing power at longer ranges. I hunt some with a guy in Colorado who uses a Vanguard 300 wby 24" barrel. It shoots amazing and he has taken several elk at 600-700 yards with it. I don't know why the vanguard is so overlooked because it has one of the best actions out there and is very accurate out of the box if you freefloat the barrel and bed the action.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:19 PM
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Re: Which .300 Magnum and platform?

why not a 5R milspec in a 300wm.mine shoots the 210 and 208gn bullets really well with H1000.
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