Originally Posted by darrindlh
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.
Hope this helps,