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Old 03-06-2013, 10:49 PM
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Re: tikka vs savage

Mine is a 300wsm. It loves the berger 190vld with h4350 and a 215m. It will one hole if I let it cool between shots after the first two, but it will still hold .25 with five consecutive shots.
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Mine is a 300wsm. It loves the berger 190vld with h4350 and a 215m. It will one hole if I let it cool between shots after the first two, but it will still hold .25 with five consecutive shots.
do you think there is any advantage to be had by getting a short mag vs a standard magnum and if so witch of the four WSM would you choose?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:42 AM
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In about any other factory mag I would say get the full (long) win mag and go to a heavier bullet but the tikka has a 1 in 11 twist so that is not really practical to be loading 230 grain bullets anyway.
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With that in mind: I can only think of three factory chambered wsm cartridges and the 270 has pretty limited long range bullets, the 7mm would be the cats meow IF you reload and have a fast enough twist for the 180s but good luck finding that one on the shelf, that leaves the 300wsm= simple, versatile and capable. If you do not reload the standard 300win mag is the better option do to match ammo availability.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:31 PM
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Re: tikka vs savage

I gotta agree with the 300WSM part. I too have a Tikka 300WSM stainless HB. 100 Yards with four shots is a one hole operation. I'm sure you're asking... "four shots?? what's up with that?". Well, the Tikka only holds 3 shots in the mag and one in the chamber.
Honestly, Savage or Tikka... you can't go wrong. Both are straight shooters out of the box. Your big question is gonna be what cal will you choose.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:06 PM
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Witch of the short mags would you choose for mule deer and black bear between 200-800 yards?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:10 PM
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My choice would be the 300 WSM. Not because I have one, but simply because of the availability of projectiles on the market. Yes, the 7mm and 270 are quite abundant, but the "go to round" for decades in the law enforcement and military families was the 30 cal. That alone was my deciding factor in my purchase of the 300 WSM.
Yes, I could have picked a different caliber that wasn't a WSM, but my thought when comparing the 300 mag and 300 WSM was on the financial side. Yes, the WSM is a more expensive caliber to purchase... but when reloading, you use less powder and get NEAR the same speed and trajectory.
I know... how much powder does one really save... not much. But lets just say for a moment that you're a shooting nut like I am. 50 rounds on a weekend... 52 weekends a year. That's 2600 shots a year! Now, lets say you save 3 grns per shot... that's 7800 grains (over 1 lb) of powder a year! Now, you keep the rifle for five years... that's well into the realm of 6 lbs of powder saved over some 13000 shots! 6 lbs of powder goes for say...32 bucks a lb, that around 190 bucks. BEER MONEY!
You see where I'm going with this. In the end, the choice is yours and yours alone.
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Thank you for all of the information.
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