Re: 300 WSM Long Range Load
Shooting at 2000 yards they are so close the bullet your rifle shoots the most accurate would be the best. In a 10 mph wind at 2000 yards I got 221 inches for the 230 and 244" for the 208. The most accurate bullet wins. Assuming both are equally accurate I like the 230 grain at extreme range 2000 yards. But like you say if you lose accuracy to the heavier recoil the little BC advantage is worthless. I think you just got to try both and see what happens. I have been very impressed with these new 208 amax AMP jackets. I am getting extreme accuracy in everything I have shot them in.
I have been shooting them quite a bit in the Mcmillan EOL Outdoorsman and getting exceptional results. That is actually what pursuaded me to try them in this and other rifles. A few years back when the 208 amax first came out we tried them on a caribou hunt and they performed excellent on caribou with baseball size exit holes. I don't think we kept a bullet in a caribou. All big hole exits. I have shot them off and on since but with the new AMP jackets I am using them quite a bit in several rifles and getting great accuracy. Last night I weighed out another box for todays shooting and the weights were very consistent which is a big plus.
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Last edited by Long Time Long Ranger; 07-13-2012 at 01:53 PM.