Long range 300wsm deer load needed
(I have posted this on accuratereloading.com and 6mmbr.com also, but haven't received much advice back yet).
Looking for some advice please.
My 300WSM is coming back from the gunsmith end of this month and I would like to develop a suitable long range load for deer. Long range I'm talking out to around 500-600 yards, as one of the areas I hunt is very open and last couple of deer I saw on a clearing were at 550 yards. I am going back to this area in late October.
What projectiles have you had experience with for shooting deer at this range, and suitable powders?
For projectiles, I was thinking of Bergers hunting VLD's or Hornady A-Max's (I have seen some video of guys making extended range shots using Berger VLD's, and there are guys down here in NZ using Hornady A-Max's) that brings me to the conclusion that those projectiles are what I am looking for.
However, I also hear from some hunters that VLD's are not always relaible expansion wise.
I presume the 180gr and heavier are the ideal for long range because they have higher BC's.
Other's have suggested the Nosler Accubonds (180gr).