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Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

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Unread 06-26-2011, 07:15 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

I shoot a Tikka T3 lite 300wsm. I have had good results with Federal Fusion 165,Black Hills 178 grain and some hand loaded Hornady GMX 165s. The only load that my tikka didn't seem to like as well was the Winchester loaded with 150 grain ballistic silver tips. They still shot decent but the 165-168 grain bullets seem to have shot the best.
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Unread 06-27-2011, 12:10 PM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

I shoot the 7.82 Lazzeroni Patriot which is very similar to the 300 WSM, I started with the 150 TSX & RL-19 (ES & SD both single digits), which my rifle absolutely LOVED, I was able to make first shot hits on targets out to 967yds (farthest tried), of course retained velocity & energy were terrible due to the low B.C. So I moved on to RL-19 & the 180 MRX @ 3150, good accuracy but as I started to weight sort, I notice WAY too much of a weight spread (up to 2grains in one box), so now I am on to the 168 TTSX (much better weight spread) with RL-17. So far it's showing some promise but still in the eval stages.

I figure the 168 TTSX @ ~3300 will be plenty for what I intend to do with it, I was disappointed with the MRX as my hunting partner has GREAT success at 500 and in with his 7RM, but alas, I wanted/expected better, I guess that's why Barnes has announced the discontinuation of the MRX.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:06 AM
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Re: Best "All Around" Bullet for 300 WSM

My rifle loves the Factory loaded Barnes 168 gr TTSX load. Just got the rifle ,but this load is scary accurate with the load. I shoot Barnes bullets in all my rifles & never had any issues about performance on game up to elk.
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