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My first 300 Win Mag!

I just bought a preowned rifle and want to get into 300 - 1000 plus yard shooting. Both target and hunting!

It is a Remington 700 BDL in 300 Win Mag.

What are some scope recommendations?
What are some factory round recommendations?
Aside from a muzzle brake (which I do NOT want) any recommendations to curb the recoil? Just take the edge off a bit.

Thanks, all.
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    Unread 11-12-2004, 04:07 PM
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    Re: My first 300 Win Mag!

    Also, forgot to mention my price area in scopes. I know that is v important. around $400.

    Also I am interstd in reloading for this caliber and a 243 and a 223. Any reloading gear out there you can point me to, used is a-okay.

    Thanks a ton,
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    Re: My first 300 Win Mag!

    Welcome to LRH.

    Start by using the search function. This will help you answer most, if not all of your questions...sakofan..Again, welcome.
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    Re: My first 300 Win Mag!

    Sakofan;
    Thanks for the welcome and the sage advice. I found the search button and am now in brain overload, but in a good way.... Have the itch to get into LR hunting and target more than ever.

    Definitely going to the range tomorrow armed with some new rounds and new info...
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    Unread 11-13-2004, 12:36 AM
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    Re: My first 300 Win Mag!

    I'm glad you found the info worthwhile.
    You would be hard pressed to find a more informative or friendly website on the net than LRH.com.
    I know Ive learned a lot here and continue to do so.

    I feel you can cover a lot of ground using the search function.

    Scopes in the $400 range?
    I like the Nikon Monarch, Sightron, Bushnell 4200 Elite and while Ive never seen one up close, the Super Sniper seems to be a favorite of LR shooters.

    Reloading equipment:
    RCBS Rockchuker Kit is a great choice of reloading equipment. It gives you all the necessary goodies to get started. MidwayUSA.com carries it I'm sure.

    Rem. BDL .300 win mag:
    Great choice of rifle!! A personal fav of mine and a lot of other guys here. Tons of info here as well.

    Factory ammo:
    ?????? I don't use factory ammo much, so I can't comment. Black Hills??

    Recoil reduction:
    I have never tried it, but friends use a Rem. Limb Saver and seem to like it. I think it messes with the length of pull too much for me.
    I'm a fan of a muzzle brake. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Well, I'm off to let some air out of some whitetails this morning...I hope. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    Let us know how your range session goes...sakofan.......
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    Re: My first 300 Win Mag!

    Thanks for the info. Very interesting. Another shooter I respect a great deal on extremeaccuracy.com made several of the same suggestions. Actually I know him personally since he shot at the range I belonged to just before I moved here. I appreciate the RCBS recommendation, and will look into theirs. Scopes, yea that group is the same group I've been considering for the 300WinMag. I have the 4200 Elite in 8x-32x 40MM on my 243, and just bought a Nikon Monarch in 6-20x 50MM, ... and today I an an older Leupold 3-9x 40MM mounted on the 300WM... I did okay, nothing to write home about. It was bone chilling cold, windy and not exactly what I would say the best day to try to see what a gun and shooter could do unless it you want to consider it an extreme sport, as in dealing with tough elements. I made a few 300 yard shots into a 6 inch black target. I know some might say, whoopie whoo, but it was freezing and windy and I alternated between the 243 and the 300WM, actually shot mostly the 243 with 100gr winchester bullets. Impressed me, even in the wind, the 243 did some 200 & 300 yard work that would taken anything with a 4 inch kill zone right down.

    I was the only shooter out there. A couple of guys came along took three shots and said, "man, you are crazy! it is too cold and windy out here for human consumption".

    It sure was fun though! I had a ball. My fingers are just about coming back to normal... hahahahaha

    Thanks again for the recommendations... I definitely want more power scope on the 300 WinMag, 9x in Leupold just isn't enough for me.
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    Re: My first 300 Win Mag!

    Too windy for deer hunting today!! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

    I left the woods about 0930, and just went home. Nothing was moving. They went up into those thickets and laid down I guess.

    Not as cold here in southern NC as you had in NY, I'm sure. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    My wifes from Ft.Covington,NY and it's just unbearable in the winter.
    That's 50 miles south of Montreal. I call it "The Tundra".

    I love deer hunting, but do enjoy being on a rifle range just as much, maybe more...sakofan..Thanks for the update, and let us know of your progress. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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