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Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:15 AM
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Re: Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)

It will hurt bad without a brake. Don't even go there. Been there, done that.
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:38 AM
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Re: Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)

Shooting a RUM without a brake.

I do not have a brake on my 300 Ultra. I use a slip on recoil pad which works fine for me. The first shot always seems to give me a pretty good jolt and then after that it's no big thing... weird. With the slip-on I can shoot it from the bench all day with absolutley no soreness. The other day I forgot my slip-on pad and fired it with just a Carhart coat. I thought I was going to get punished but it felt just as if I were wearing the slip-on, And after shooting the Ultra, I shot the 300 WSM which seemed like a 243.

A couple of tips. Make sure the butt of the rifle is snug and firm in the pocket of your shoulder, not out on the ball. That makes a real big difference. Another thing, develop a shooting position on the bench that does not have you leaning into the rifle too much. The more errect your position to the rifle, the less the recoil will affect you. Technique is a BIG part of the game.

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:41 PM
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Re: Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)

Would there be any advantages of going with the WM over the WSM? I think the longer action gives me more versatility for longer bullets and more options later like a rum. From what I've been reading about RL17 the wsm is getting some amazing velocities with a shorter action. Does anybody know if you can seat a 210 Berger long enough to be accurate in a factory savage?
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:09 AM
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If you're going to do a build, you can build the WSM in a long action. I would just build it in a short action and put one down. I like the WSM because it will have a longer barrel life and I dont the like belted cases. Just a little pet peev of mine.

Other than that thw WM is a good cartridge.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:05 PM
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Re: Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)


I shoot a factory model 12 VLP 300WSM with 185 VLD's and they are very accurate ( 1/4 to 1/2 MOA @ 200yds ) and still mag feed, I am seating off the lands though . If you're dead set on 210's I'd build it on a long action and chamber for 300WSM. IMHO the 210 will take up too much case capacity to seat the bullet properly and still mag feed in a short action.

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