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Old 06-23-2010, 11:04 AM
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Re: 300. Win Short Mag

I've used a 7mag for quite a few years.I like the 7mag and I think it's one of the best out there.Last year I bought a 300WSM and I've been quite impressed with how accurate and hard hitting it is.Recoil is about the same as the 7mag and so is the the amount of powder used in loading.I kinda think of it as a 7mag necked up to a 30 cal.One never has too many guns,although sometimes I think I do and I've bought more the last couple of years than I've bought in my lifetime,so watch out because it is addictive,but if you've got one spotted a a good price,I say"jump on it!"
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 AM
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Re: 300. Win Short Mag

I would say buy it. I dont think you would be dissapointed. I got one about 6 months ago off of a trade and love it. Right now i am shooting the 168 SMKs at 3100fps and am having a hard time convincing myself to switch to a heavier bullet. I am getting 100 yard groups in the .3s I have shot a 550yard group that measured 2.812 and just the other day i shot a 1000yard group at 11.5inches. Now may i remind you this is a factory Savage rifle that i put in a Choate stock. No other work done to it. i was a little sceptical of the cartrage at first but not the case anymore. I have not tried it on game yet but im sure i will get to this year. Good luck and hope it works out well for you.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:33 PM
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I just want to let you all know i did jump on that deal and it is a fantastic rifle even though im having problems with it. I mounted a scope and shot half a box and the recoil loosened the screws and the scope wouldn't hold a group. I brought her out and tightened everything up and mounted a limbsaver on it. The recoil pad came loose on the second shooting, but at least it held a 1" group at 100 yards. i brought her home once again to tighten the screws on the recoil pad and took her out for the most recent time. I got multiple .8" group at 100 yards (factory rifle, factory ammo. Just starting to load now so i will post how the groups look afterwards). Brought her back to 250 yards and squeezed a few off and got some groups between 1" and 2.2". As much as i am interested and like the new caliber i think im still going to favor the 7mm rem mag. More comfortable to shoot, holds tighter groups (factory ammo, factory rifle) with groups at best of .5" and average around.75" at 100 yards.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:53 PM
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Thanks for the update. Glad to here your working the bugs out dont forget the blue lock tight and the torx wrench.

Sounds like the rifle is shooting NICE and I would be super happy with 1" at 250 yards. Groups at less than 200 dont mean squat to me anyhow as they dont tell you much other than your close.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:03 PM
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see im not 100% sure if it was exactly 1", i believe it was just a little over, but barely which was the best. Its average was around 1.7" i believe. But yes, in general i am very happy with it. I cant wait to find out if get to take a moose this year with it or a bear. I am looking for a good head to reload. Im going with Reloader 17 to maximize the performance. Is there any heads you guys suggest me using? I was thinking of Barnes TSX 180 grain, Nosler Accubonds 180 Grain. I want something with a high BC for maximum long range accuracy but not the Berger. To hard to get my hands on.

What do you suggest? Is the Tipped TSX any good?
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:12 PM
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Re: 300. Win Short Mag

HEADS????? you mean bullets?

I would go with 200g Accubond then or some of the bullets the other guys have suggested.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: 300. Win Short Mag

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Originally Posted by matt_3479 View Post
see im not 100% sure if it was exactly 1", i believe it was just a little over, but barely which was the best. Its average was around 1.7" i believe. But yes, in general i am very happy with it. I cant wait to find out if get to take a moose this year with it or a bear. I am looking for a good head to reload. Im going with Reloader 17 to maximize the performance. Is there any heads you guys suggest me using? I was thinking of Barnes TSX 180 grain, Nosler Accubonds 180 Grain. I want something with a high BC for maximum long range accuracy but not the Berger. To hard to get my hands on.

What do you suggest? Is the Tipped TSX any good?
I personally like the 180 Nosler E-tip better than the TTSX because of the better BC and similar performance. Refer to my loads in a previous post. RL17 is dynamite in the 300 WSM.

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