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Old 04-20-2012, 12:33 AM
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300 WM vs 300 wsm

Trying to decide which caliber. ELK AND DEER HUNTING Mostly

Balistics are comparable for the most part from what I understand. Is there any problems with reloading.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:48 AM
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Re: 300 WM vs 300 wsm

First off -you are in the classifieds.
Second...comparing these two?
Boy, this should be informative.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:09 PM
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Re: 300 WM vs 300 wsm

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Trying to decide which caliber. ELK AND DEER HUNTING Mostly

Balistics are comparable for the most part from what I understand. Is there any problems with reloading.
Welcome, this is a great place to learn. Lots of knowledgeable and helpful people here. This might be a great place to ask your question.

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: 300 WM vs 300 wsm

The .300wsm shoot hotter than a .300wm and barrels will only last 1/3 the life of a .300wm. The short mags will not push heavier bullets as well either. Go with the .300 wm without looking back.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:55 PM
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Re: 300 WM vs 300 wsm

Nothing compares to the 300 WSM, go look at Balistics, energy and drop up to 500 yards.

Best all around caliber
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: 300 WM vs 300 wsm

well a wsm has a longer neck, can be used in a short action, can push bullets faster, and doesn't have a belt. if it was me i would go with the wsm for sure
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:30 PM
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Re: 300 WM vs 300 wsm

Just read an article (Classic or Modern) in GUNS April 2012....

"The .300WSM is indisputably the most poplar big game round introduced since 2000 - and has just about exactly the same powder capacity as the .300 H&H. In fact, you can handload either cartridge with the same bullets and powder charge and obtain about exactly the same pressures and velocities."

I have always seen and heard it compared to the WinMag but not the H&H. So, after reading this I broke out my Nosler #5 & 6 and compared both with 200 & 220gn bullets with the same powders. Not only are the charges very, very close but the velocities are all within 100fps of each other, usually less, with the exception of one.

Some say it's more accurate than the other .30 cal magnums. The .300H&H won the 1000-yard Wimbledon Cup Match at Camp Perry in 1935 and the international 1,000 yard competition in 1937. As a testament to its accuracy, since the .300WinMags introduction, has gone on to win several 1,000-yard competitions.

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As for me and my house, we will shoot the .300WinMag. johnnyk
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