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Old 01-05-2010, 12:56 AM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

I'd take a hard look at the 180 grain Accubond. I've shot antelope, mule deer and 5 elk with them and haven't had a single problem out of my 300 WM. I've recovered a couple out of elk and they are a perfect mushroom. Nothing has went further than a few steps after being shot.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:08 AM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

The best all around bullet in the 300 WSM is the one that shoots the best in your 300 WSM.

Having said that, I agree with LTLR that the GS HV 177 is at the top of my list for the best 30 cal hunting bullet, especialy for LR. But before anyone goes and buys them, make sure you have the twist for them. A 10 twist is borderline them and a twist of about 9-9 1/4 is recomended for hunting at all ranges. An 11 twist is OK for greater than 500 yd shooting. You can probably get away with a 10 twist with higher velocity cartridges. I think they recomend the higher twist for closer ranges to ensure terminal stability.

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Other than GS bullets, my next pick is the 180 E-Tip, and I think 180 gr bullets are ideal for that cartridge, especiay if we are talking LR.

Mark
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:32 AM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

Jumpalot: I agree with you on the 180 Accubond. I used it quite a bit in a 300 Wby and the results were great.

MontanaRifleman: Of course final choice will be dictated by what shoots best in my particular rifle (300 WSM Bansner Ultimate One, by the way), but I'm just curious as to what people are using in 300 WSM as an "all around" bullet. I'm glad to see your opinion on the E-Tip, researching B.C.'s and S.D's, I like the numbers for the .30 cal 168 grain E-Tip.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:27 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

My 300 wsm will not shoot the accubonds worth a darn but it realy likes the combined technology 180 ballistic silvertips and they have proven very...... VERY effective on elk, dear and bear but they seam to pass threw coyotes without opening up.... cheaper than the accubonds also. I here good things about the berger 185 but I have not had a chance to test it yet. Options are a good thing.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:49 AM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

I have only used 180 grain Accubonds in my Browning 300WSM and they performed very well on whitetail. Hopefully I will get to try them on an elk next year. I was going to use a 150 grain for deer but I found some Black Hills Gold on sale loaded with the Accubonds just to try them out and when sighting the gun in I put the first three shots through one hole at 100 yards .
My gun likes them so much I don't see me trying anything else.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:47 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

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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.
Does anyone use this in factory ammo for those of us who aren't able to load our own yet?
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Does anyone use this in factory ammo for those of us who aren't able to load our own yet?
No, these bullets are made in South Africa and run over $2 each with shipping.
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