I am new to the long range shooting and hunting scene, and I have questions about long range terminal performance of bullets.
My approach to long range hunting may be a little different than some here. I see it as a way to increase my options and make a kill that would not be possible otherwise, i.e. not enough time to make a stalk or unable to make a stalk due to terrain, cover, etc. My approach to hunting is to get as close to my game as possible, but I do want to develop the skill and ability to confidently make a long range kill.
Having said that, I would be looking for bullets that perform from point blank range to maybe a little beyond a 1000 yds (assuming the rifle is capable).
In my case I am using a 300 WSM
. Eventually, I think I would like to have a *caryable* 300 RUM built, or maybe a wildcat magnum.
I am wondering what bullet recomendations and experience you have? I see bullets and loads for my 300 WSM that get me out to 700 - 900 yds at the elevations I hunt, according to their minimum expansion speeds.
I believe I can safely take antelope and possibly deer without bullet expansion, but elk is probably a different story.
I would like to hear your opinions, especially experiences.