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Old 08-31-2012, 09:18 AM
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Undecided on a new Cartrige

I own a custom .243 AI that I use for marmonts and jackrabbit............I spend most of my shooting time with Varmints. However I have family that live up on the Montana, Idaho boarder and ask me to come up and hunt deer and Elk................My son is a black bear hunter and I will be hunting with him this fall for Bear. My .243 has a 1x9 twist so I can shoot the heavyer bullets, its just that I would feel a lot better with a rifle of a larger caliber.

For Mule Deer, antelope and bear and Elk...............................


What would you buy?? If I do get another rifle it will be from Cooper......................

Greg
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: Undecided on a new Cartrige

How far do you want to reach out on your hardest targets elk and bear? What kind of bear? Are you recoil sensitive? Do plan on a brake or no-brake option?
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: Undecided on a new Cartrige

300 Win Mag. Great brass and bullet selection. Good factory ammo choices if you don't reload. Very sweet to shoot with a good brake. Plenty of energy to 1000 yds for all game you will be hunting. And the big plus ...... barrel life that is awesome so you don't have to change it out every 500 to 700 rounds.

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:51 AM
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I have shot one Bull Elk, 318 B&C points and I used a borrowed 300 win Mag with a break. It was pleasant to shoot, it shot about like my old 7mm-08, would that be a fair fair estimate in the felt recoil/
For those of you who have a 300 WM did it come with a break or was it an after thought? Does the break make a big reduction in the felt recoil?

As far as distance, I bought a Leica 1200 new in the box. For the first time I got a real look at what 400 yards looks like. Thats a long ways out there for me. Thinking back to last years Antelope hunt, I extimated my shot at about 225 yards.........with the range finder it was closer to 175 yards. It gave me a huge apprecitation for the shot you guys take..............I ranged a rock that was 724 yards..............CANT even imagine shooting somthing that far away.............This is all so new to me, and a real eye opener, so for now my first goal is to take anything at 400 yards.
This is way I keep putting off going up to Idaho to hunt with my father in law..............I only have a .243 AI.
I appreciate your feed back and the 300Win mag seems the way to go..................

Question what does your 300's felt recoil compare to with a MB and does the MB cut a lot of the felt recoil out?

G
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:01 PM
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My 10 lb equiped 300 win with a JP ent. brake is a kitty cat to shoot. My wife shot her first elk with it at 425 yards and she is 5' 2" and scared of everything. She never complained once about recoil.

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Old 08-31-2012, 12:32 PM
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Jeff

What kind of Brake do you have ....................could you give me more info on it.

Sounds sweet to me........................

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:29 PM
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Jeff

What kind of Brake do you have ....................could you give me more info on it.

Sounds sweet to me........................

G
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