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Old 01-04-2010, 10:55 AM
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Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

What are you guys using out there? I'm talking about an "all around" bullet for antelope and deer up to an occasional elk and shiras moose (if I can ever draw a tag!).

I have a friend who reloads for me and he suggests a 200 grain Accubond or 185 grain Berger VLD. Barnes anyone? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:37 AM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

I'd take a good hard look at a 165gr Hornady Interbond.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:02 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

Very good question! I am very curious to know what other WSM shooters like. Myself I have been using the 168gr Barnes and I have some 168gr Bergers on order I want to give a shot. That by no means do I think they are the best but they have worked well for me.
I am interested to see what other have to say??
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:30 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

I haven't used the 177 grain GS bullet in mine but I think it may be the best all around hunting bullet in 30 caliber. They are very expensive but need to be tested with that super high BC in a quality hunting bullet.

I have a tikka light 300 wsm for a light carry gun that will kill anything in Wyoming out to 600 yards and shoot relatively flat doing it. I ended up with the 150 grain nosler E-tip with a .469 BC at over 3400 fps. The monometal bullet hits and penetrates like a standard bullet twice it's weight because it retains 90+% of it's weight. With the light rifle recoil got to be a factor with the heavier bullets and the 150 is a pleasure to shoot. It shoots much flatter and using my mil dot scope hits to my 600 yard carry rifle standard were easy. It shoots great with the heavy bullets I just didn't see any reason using them when my longest anticipated shots would not excedd 700 or so yards. The 150 shoots much flatter inside this range and will kill anything I want. So in the light rifle and the anticipated hunting style with it that is what I came up with.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:13 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

Long Time, what is a GS bullet? Also, anyone have experience in the 300 wsm with a Barnes TTSX or MRX?
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:43 PM
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GS bulets are custom bullets made in south africa. They are quality monometal hunting bullets that will not come apart. Similar to the barnes. The 177 grain 30 caliber bullet has a BC of .638. That would be the best quality hunting bullet I am aware of. A guy on here shot them this year and said he was getting good accuracy and performance. I am going to try them for next year in all my big 30's. My ultramag should shoot it close to 3500 fps. That velocity with a .638 BC would put the 300 ultramag right at the top of long range big game performance. It would also do wonders for the 300 wsm.

I tried the 130 tsx in my 300 wsm and I was very pleased with it at close to 3600 fps. Out to 600 yards it is also a very good choice for a lazer. I opted out for the higher BC etip. I am not concerned about shooting big game with light bullets if it is a quality monometal bullet like the barnes or etip that retains over 90% of it's weight. This year we shot several animals with a 257 wby and 100 grain barnes tsx bullets out to over 500 yards. Complete pass throughs with jellied lungs on all. The most impressive was a large bull caribou that weighed 500 or so pounds through both shoulders at 486 yards with exit wound showing it had good velocity on exit. That told me light bullets were fine as long as they are these type bullets.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:07 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

Looked on the GS website, looks impressive. Thanks for the information.
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