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Old 01-31-2013, 08:17 PM
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300 win mag vs 308 win

I am doing some research on my first long range rifle and these are my 2 top of the list calibers because they have readily available ammo (most of the time on the 308) and readily available reloading supplies. My main concern is how the round performs past 1000 yards. I have done research and looked around and from what i can tell they are both great calibers out to 1000 but i haven't found very much about shots past the 1000 yard mark. The longest shot i will take will be maybe a mile because i found a range with a 1 mile target in my area and most of my shooting will be between 700 and 1200 yards. Can someone point me in the right direction of another thread or offer up some advice on which caliber to pick?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:20 PM
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Re: 300 win mag vs 308 win

The distance you are reaching for you wouldbe best suited going with the 300WM. You will need the speed, and heavy heavy high BC. I love my .308 and the Palma guys can reach out, but it is shedding speed and accuracy at those distances. The 300 is a great round!
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:59 PM
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Re: 300 win mag vs 308 win

At the longer distances when you have to deal with wind issues, the heavier bullets and velocity of the 300wm will shine. Yes, the 300 has more recoil (get a good brake) cost a little more to feed but it will be worth it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:52 AM
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Re: 300 win mag vs 308 win

Thank you to both of you guys. The info given has basically made up my kind. I was thinking about getting a muzzle brake for my gun no matter what so that's no problem. Any suggestion on a brake?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:40 AM
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Re: 300 win mag vs 308 win

The three Brakes that have really shined for me are the :

Muscle brake : Center Shot Rifles - Products / Sales - Muzzle Brakes

Painkiller brake : http://apsrifles.com/site/mobile?url...Brakes_QY.html

Radial quick discharge brake : Holland's Gunsmithing & Shooters Supply
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:13 PM
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Re: 300 win mag vs 308 win

For long range 300wm hands down. H1000 behind Berger 230 Gr OTM, Hornady 225 gr bthp, 208 gr Amax etc. Will hit em long and hard.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: 300 win mag vs 308 win

I won the lottery today or finally found an 8-lb jug of H1000. I will get out and try it this weekend hopefully.
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