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Old 07-12-2009, 05:03 PM
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300wsm

I do not know much about this cartrige. What are the expectations I could have for long range performance? I am looking for a long range big game hunting rifle. Looking at the Savage Model 12 low profile in the 300 wsm Any thoughts would help me out? Thanks
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:09 PM
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Re: 300wsm

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I do not know much about this cartrige. What are the expectations I could have for long range performance? I am looking for a long range big game hunting rifle. Looking at the Savage Model 12 low profile in the 300 wsm Any thoughts would help me out? Thanks

I have a savage m12 in 300WSM. It will shoot 1/2" groups all day long at 100yds. The 300WSM is an excellent cartridge. Mine shoots the 165gr Hornady BTSP and the flatbases into .3" groups. It does about 1/2" with the 180gr Nosler Accubonds and the 200gr Accubonds. I have the 26" heavy fluted barrel.

The only thing I did to mine was replace the barrel nut and recoil lug with machined ones from Sharpshooterssupply and headspaced the barrel for a tight fit on a headspace gauge.

I shot it for a while with the tupperware stock that came with it and was very impressed. I've since changed the stock to a heavy laminate stock and purchased a second barrel (338 Edge) for the rifle. It shoots pretty good with the 28" 338 Edge barrel too

I'd be very confident to at least 800yds with my 300wsm on deer sized game.

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Old 07-12-2009, 05:19 PM
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Re: 300wsm

A.J
It is good to hear from you!! That helps me out a ton!! With me living here in Idaho do you think that the 300wsm would be to light for elk and moose size game or would it be just a deer rifle?
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Re: 300wsm

Definitely big enough for elk and moose, but I'd keep it to 6-700yds personally.

Some would use it further though.

I am very impressed with the 300WSM, it's performance, accuracy, barrel life etc. I really like the cartridge.

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Old 07-12-2009, 05:27 PM
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Re: 300wsm

One other thing, you can take that Savage 300WSM and slap a 300RUM barrel on it (it would be single shot). And really have a long range hammer. Or do like I did and slap a 338 Edge barrel on it!

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Old 07-12-2009, 05:32 PM
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Re: 300wsm

Is it really that easy to switch back and forth. That is sweet!!
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Is it really that easy to switch back and forth. That is sweet!!
I've never timed it, but less than 10minutes for sure, and I take my time.

All it takes is a headspace gauge and barrel wrench. Probably less than $100 to do the swaps back and forth (wrench, action vise and a headspace gauge for each caliber).

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