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Old 10-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

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Sorry about that:-(
In norway, we have to use a controlled expansion bullet.
Is there any other good alternatives for long range in a 300wm or rum?
The ABLR is technically a controlled expansion bullet. The standard 200 gr AB is a "more controlled" expansion bullet with lower BC.

I would not recommend close shots from the 300 RUM using the ABLR.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

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Sorry about that:-(
In norway, we have to use a controlled expansion bullet.
Is there any other good alternatives for long range in a 300wm or rum?
200gr Game King, 180gr SST for long distances or 180gr Scirroco for both long and short distances.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:42 PM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

Can you use the VLD for moose and big bears?
Or is it to unpredictable?
Would you get any questions from the guides if they find out that you are using VLD?
Thinking that they never actually check your rifle ammo in Norway, but they might in other countrys.
I am thinking that the 300wm would be a better choice for me up to 1000yds.
The rifle may see shots from 200-1000yds.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

and yes, I have read 100s of reviews on both sides on the VLD, but I would like to use the same bullet for everything, and high BC is one of my most important aspects when looking for a long range rifle.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:13 PM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

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Can you use the VLD for moose and big bears?
Or is it to unpredictable?
Would you get any questions from the guides if they find out that you are using VLD?
Thinking that they never actually check your rifle ammo in Norway, but they might in other countrys.
I am thinking that the 300wm would be a better choice for me up to 1000yds.
The rifle may see shots from 200-1000yds.
I would not use frangible VLD's on moose or big bears, They can get the job done with a good shot but too many uncertainties for me. For moose and big bears with a bullet with good BC, the 200 AB is your best bet. Anf for big bears, like Alaska coastal bears, I would use a bigger cal. A lot of guides require a minimum of 375.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

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In norway, we have to use a controlled expansion bullet.
I'm trying to understand exactly what that means.

Do all [legal] bullets over there need to be wearing full metal jackets?
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:05 AM
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Re: .300wm bullet .730 bc

It means that bullets used for big game (larger than small deer) must have a minimum weight of 140gr and expand, not fragment while maintaining most of its original weight.
6,5x55 is one of the most popular calibers due to the good ballistics, but sadly most hunters only shoot the mandatory 35rds a year at 100m and they have no idea what bc is.
They keep buying 4.000 $ rifles not including optics in 6,5x55 and using bullets that has a chunk of lead hanging of the tip to either side and claiming that they have an ultimate long range setup.
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