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Old 02-05-2011, 10:50 PM
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300 win mag ammo?

I have a question for everybody on ammunition. I am shooting a 300 win mag and am looking to start shooting out to 600 yards.I dont reload yet, so I am wondering if I should stick with the hornady superformance 180 grain sst or switch to the HSM Trophy Gold 168 Grain Berger Hunting VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail for shooting out to 600 yards?

I will be hunting in Wyoming for antelope this fall, but also will use them for elk, black bear and deer.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:04 PM
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Re: 300 win mag ammo?

buckand bull,

600 yards is starting to get out there. At those ranges you will want the most accurate load, with a good bc, and have the bullet construction to do the job once it gets there. When I had a 300wm I also shot the 180grn Hornady sst. I used them for everything from whitetail to elk, my rifle loved them and I was pleasantly surprised with the performance. The sst has a good bc, so if you are getting the accuracy with them now, I think they will be just fine for what you need. Now after saying that, I want to suggest to you, if you plan to take any shots past 300 yards, you seriously consider getting into reloading. It is possible to cut your groups in half, and save up to 50% on the cost of some calibers. You will get to know your rifle better, and you can tailor several loads for your specific needs. I am the biggest advocate for reloading out here. If you need any help getting started just pm me.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: 300 win mag ammo?

you don't saY What rifle and scope. what are your groups at 600 yards now? i would shoot the one that shot the smallest group at distance. usually that will be a stt/balistic tip or a berger or an accubond.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: 300 win mag ammo?

Thanks straightshooter, that helps a lot on the sst issue. I do plan on starting to reload for sure. I agree with you one hundred percent. If just starting out is there like a kit with everything you need to start besides of course bullets, powder, brass etc...??

I heard midway is a good supplier of all reloading equipment.

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:55 PM
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Re: 300 win mag ammo?

Certainly agree with "straightshooter" on the reloading issue. I've helped several friends get started with reloading and have suggested a book from Sinclair International titled Precision Reloading & Shooting Handbook. It's one of the best that I've seen over the years and goes into great, yet easy to understand detail on precision loading. That book and a good reloading manual such as the Nosler will put you well on your way. Good luck and have fun rolling your own.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:03 PM
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Re: 300 win mag ammo?

buckand bull,

Glad to see that you are at least considering the reloading path. First I would suggest checking out youtube, there are some videos that cover basic reloading techniques. The reason I suggest this, is just to take the mystery out of reloading. It really is not that hard to do. Then I would go out and get the book, "The ABC's of reloading." This is a very informative book that covers all reloading very well. You don't have to spend a lot to get going. Right now Midway has the Lee Challenger Breech Lock Aniversary Kit on sale for $89.99. Add a set of Lee Deluxe 3 die set $30.99 for your 300wm. Go to your local reloading supplier for a pound of powder, and primers. Reuse the brass from your factory loads. I will guarantee that you will be able to make ammo more accurate and cheaper. You can get reloading data on many of the reloading sites like Hodgdon, you can buy a reloading manual, or just ask on this site.

Reloading is like shooting, everyone has thier favorite brands and tools. You just have to start to see how serious you want to get. There is always another tool to make your reloads better or to make the process easier and faster, it is all up to you. Warning, reloading can be just as addicting as the shooting, it is a great hobby! If you get serious about the reloading pm me, I will help you get started, and take you through the process step by step.

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:27 AM
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buckand bull,

Glad to see that you are at least considering the reloading path. First I would suggest checking out youtube, there are some videos that cover basic reloading techniques. The reason I suggest this, is just to take the mystery out of reloading. It really is not that hard to do. Then I would go out and get the book, "The ABC's of reloading." This is a very informative book that covers all reloading very well. You don't have to spend a lot to get going. Right now Midway has the Lee Challenger Breech Lock Aniversary Kit on sale for $89.99. Add a set of Lee Deluxe 3 die set $30.99 for your 300wm. Go to your local reloading supplier for a pound of powder, and primers. Reuse the brass from your factory loads. I will guarantee that you will be able to make ammo more accurate and cheaper. You can get reloading data on many of the reloading sites like Hodgdon, you can buy a reloading manual, or just ask on this site.

Reloading is like shooting, everyone has thier favorite brands and tools. You just have to start to see how serious you want to get. There is always another tool to make your reloads better or to make the process easier and faster, it is all up to you. Warning, reloading can be just as addicting as the shooting, it is a great hobby! If you get serious about the reloading pm me, I will help you get started, and take you through the process step by step.
Hey straightshooter, sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I am totaly looking into it and hope with a litttle tax return I can get started. I appreciate all the help and will take you up on the advice in the future.. I am looking at the hornady starter kit, or the RCBS Starter kit, or the anniversary kit depending on budget, 300 dye, and book like you reccomend

Thanks again!!
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