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Old 10-17-2005, 11:11 PM
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Best Bullet for 300wm?

I recently picked up a savage 116 300wm i used it for deer hunting and it worked fine. I did not have time to build up a load though and just went off advice on bullet and powders. I used a 150gr Nosler Partion.

This is my question for the future if i moved up to a 180 or something bigger would it cause less damage to the meat or with that large of a round is it just going to chew up meat.

Ive got three weekends to do some experimenting and build a load for elk. Bullet and weight suggetion for Elk?
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:19 PM
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Re: Best Bullet for 300wm?

The 180 or 200 gr Nosler Accubond are a good choice for Elk. They work well on deer too, although if you hit it in the shoulder you might make a mess.
I use 68.8gr of IMR4350 with the 200gr Accubond, 2850fps with good case life.
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:21 PM
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Re: Best Bullet for 300wm?

what is the differance between the accubound and partion?
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:33 AM
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Re: Best Bullet for 300wm?

I also have a question about the 190 SMK or the 178 Amax in a 300 WM for elk? I finally have narrowed my bullets down to these 2 and will be taking a trip out west next year. The bullets shoot about the same as far as grouping. Has anybody had any experience in taking an Elk with these?
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:55 AM
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Re: Best Bullet for 300wm?

Accubonds are a boat tail bonded bullet, whereby the core is fused to the outer jacket & are much tougher with more weight retention than ballistic tips. Partitions are usually flat-based (not boat tail), have an internal wall/partition, which prevents separation of the jacket & core. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:03 AM
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Re: Best Bullet for 300wm?

In 300 win mag I've used 200 grain Sierra SPBT on numerous elk at varying ranges. These are very wind resistent, lot of knock down power, however, you have to see what type of bullets your rifle likes. There is not a one fits all. When I get a new rifle I try 1-box of different/various factory loads, good cleaning before changing ammos, & let the rifle dictate what it likes. Then I build-up my loads accordingly. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:03 AM
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Re: Best Bullet for 300wm?

Its hard to go wrong with the 200gr Accubond for closer range work. If you're going to he streaching the yardage a bit, think about the 220SMK.
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