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Old 12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
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300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

I picked up a Tikka T3 in 300 WSM. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a VLD for elk out to 800 yards. Also, what powder you are using.

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Re: 300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

Come on, someone has to shoot this combo
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Re: 300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

Not a Tikka but my savage 300wsm with 24" barrel did well with Berger 190 hunting VLD's, CCI 250's and 64gr H4350 seating to the lands. If I remember right was getting right around 2850fps out of it. As always you should work up to anything you find listed online. Good luck.
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Re: 300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

The 210 or 215 Berger with H4350 would be the proper medicine. That is a very powerful popular load for the 300WSM with heavies. You may want to try H1000 or IMR7828 also.

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Re: 300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

if your shooting elk I highly reccomend a tougher bullet. maybe a 200 accubond or a 180 TTSX
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Re: 300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

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I picked up a Tikka T3 in 300 WSM. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a VLD for elk out to 800 yards. Also, what powder you are using.

Thanks
I never hunted elk but I was thinking the 200g TTSX, I had a supervisior in the Navy that was from your town. Is it a big town?

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Re: 300 WSM and VLD's for elk?

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I never hunted elk but I was thinking the 200g TTSX, I had a supervisior in the Navy that was from your town. Is it a big town?

Jon
the 200 TTSX is actually now called the LRX and I have used them and love them, thay are very long and you may have a problem in your magazine thats why I didnt list them but in my opinion is the best choice!

Ican- my town is only 1100 people so theres a good chance I know of him at least or his family. what was his name?
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