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Unread 03-17-2011, 06:09 PM
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.300 WM bullet choice

"Bullets heavier than 200 grains are not recommended for the .300 Win. Mag. due to its short neck." I read this on a different site and would like to get your guy's opinion on it.
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    Re: .300 WM bullet choice

    I think a minimum of 180 to 200 + grain bullets are great for the .300. They tend to have a high BC.

    That said, the statement made may have a lot to do with magazine constraints on factory rifles. If you go too heavy, and have mag constraints, you will have to seat deep, which takes up powder space. As far as the short neck, that is not a hinderance IMHO.

    If you don't have to seat deep, then you can go heavy.
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    Re: .300 WM bullet choice

    My favorite weight for the the 300 win mag are 180 -208 grain. Even the 210 Bergers will work well. The Magazine length would be the big factor like mentioned above. The 180 Nosler Accubond is an excellent choice for the 300WM. This cartridges ability/potential is wasted on anything lighter than a 180 IMO.
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    Re: .300 WM bullet choice

    Only .100" bearing surface is necessary in the neck I've seen 240grn SMKs in a 300WM and it is a very under rated cartridge, actually does quite well with medium powders and heavy lead!
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    Re: .300 WM bullet choice

    I find the OP interesting as I have loaded 210 Bergers in many many 300 win's. I think they are a great choice for this cartridge. Don't know why anyone would feel different.

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    Re: .300 WM bullet choice

    210s shoot awesome out of mine.
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    Re: .300 WM bullet choice

    He's right a 28" 10 twist barreled 300wm with 210 bergers has won more 1k IBS matches than anything else I can think of!
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