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Old 04-21-2003, 02:38 PM
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Re: Barrel length for .300 Winchester Magnum

Thanks again for the advice. I am planning on sticking with the Ruger, and in the .300 Win mag configuration, as I have a deep fondness for both. Once I leave Alaska, I will switch back to the 180gr bullet variety, and I want to try the 190gr Match Kings, the 200s fly pretty flat, as my velocities are only 140fps slower than when I shoot 180s. I have a Burris scope on my 22-250, and I am very pleased with it, will definitely consider Burris when I get back, the rifle now has a 2.5x8x36 Leupold on it, but at 400 yards it starts to get hard to see a 10" target.
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:29 PM
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Re: Barrel length for .300 Winchester Magnum

AKBman...my Sako 300WM, is as fickle of a rifle as they come.
Seems like whatever someone elses likes, mine hates.
The only bullet he gets a hard on for is the 150, 180gr. MK....They simply rock in that rifle.....sakofan.. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:46 PM
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Re: Barrel length for .300 Winchester Magnum

Mine seems to like anything, as long as it is going at maximum velocity, it doesn't like reduced loads at all. I just went back through my load notes, and it would seem that I have exagerated the number of rounds through this particular rifle, forgot about my friends Remington that I worked up loads for, and loaded for him(he did the loading, I did the coaching), mine has had around 1000 by my best estimate. I run a Dillon RL550B setup, and get hundreds of requests from people wanting me to load ammo for them, I usually have them load it undermy watcheful eye, ensuring strict adherance to load data.
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Old 04-22-2003, 03:50 AM
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AKBman...have you hunted up there in Alaska?
I would love to check it out.
Dad was in Alaska, Elmendorf, after he contracted hepitis in Vietnam.
He was with Red Horse over there in the bad place.....sakofan...
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Old 04-22-2003, 09:38 AM
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Re: Barrel length for .300 Winchester Magnum

I connected with a beautiful grizzly last fall, not exactly a challenge for the .300, he was only 82 yards away, and I connected with some caribou, but no moose. I had wanted to go down to SE Alaska and do some black tail hunting, but either didn't have the time, or the funds. With all of the 4 wheelers here, you just about have to spend some dough to fly out and get away from the competition, making it expensive even for a resident, it is the same as the lower 48, only the game densities here are not very high. I really miss deer and elk hunting, much more my style.
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:18 AM
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Re: Barrel length for .300 Winchester Magnum

Seem as thought you need to be somewhere around ID,MT maybe even UT. Do wish you the best of luck wherever the AF sends you. Moved me around too much. IL,UK,AR and back to the UK 57150.
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Old 04-22-2003, 03:10 PM
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Re: Barrel length for .300 Winchester Magnum

I enjoyed Hill AFB in Utah, beautiful area, just way too crowded for me. Having lived and hunted in the area of New Mexico I am going to, I have a few sweet spots that require more hiking than the average road hunter is willing to do. I would have liked Idaho, as it would be close to home in NE Oregon.
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