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300 WSM Long Range Load

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:14 PM
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Re: 300 WSM Long Range Load

Great reporting and excellent feedback on your decision process.

I'm tryig to get to 2k with my 300WM Sendero just for kicks. (a little heavier than the Tikka and possibly a few more fps than WSM)

I'm working with the 225's and 230's. But, the 208 appears to be right there with them according to the ballistics. Improved precision due to less recoil might easily overcome a slight BC advantage.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:53 PM
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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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