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300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

 
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:14 AM
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Re: 300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

FWIW..
..I have had great results with the 162gr AMax's in 9 twist rifles.. My current 7mm WSM has a 9 twist Spencer barrel on it and it stabilizes them as far as I can tell.. I think the Remington 7mm mag has a 9.5 twist or something similar and it really likes the 162gr SST's and the AMax's.. Good luck.. d:^) JiNC
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:20 AM
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Re: 300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

RiverRat

We had several 1k shooters follow the "mftrs" instructions and put on 8 twist barrels. All have gone back to 9 twist. Did not work.

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Old 08-14-2003, 07:48 AM
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Re: 300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

My 7 Rem Mag has a 9.5" twist, but it loves those 162 Amax's. Most accurate bullet I've found for it.
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Re: 300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

Does anyone know what the twist is on a factory 7mm Rem. Mag. 40x is.
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:56 AM
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Re: 300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

Weaverism, my mid LR rig is based on the 30 Gibbs which has performance very similar to the 30 WSM. For me, my bullet is the 165gr SST from Hornady.

Amazingly accurate, very reliable bullet performance and enough bullet weight and construction to go through shoulder etc. The best part is that it will work from off the muzzle out to 700yds+. The max impact vel is 3000fps and will work down to around 1500fps.

My muzzle vel is 3000fps so have the perfect combo. The ballistic tips may be going too fast for shots inside 150yds. If it does not blow up, the bruising would waste a lot of meat. Have not had that problem with the Hornady Interlock or SST.

Also, the higher BC of the 165 will help with more retained vel and energy at longer ranges. Performance will exceed the 150gr. At long range, bullet weight matters more then speed - all bullets are going pretty slow so bullet weight will give it more oomph on target.

Following that thought, the 180gr SST would be the best choice. However, I don't like the recoil and it takes up too much case space, so have settled on the 165gr as the best compromise between speed, trajectory, and game performance. Love it.

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Jerry,
Next week you will find out there are three bullets that are sexier than the SST. I bet you get a new favorite [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 300 wsm bullet selection for whitetails 0-700 yards

All right Ian let the cat out of the bag. I want to fall in LOVE TOO.
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