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Old 03-10-2008, 05:46 PM
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What is the Range of the 300WinMag?

Hey, I'm looking into getting a Savage 110FP in 300 Win Mag. I will be using it for long range hunting and also target shooting. I was thinking of using the 240gr. Sierra Matchkings for the longest shots. What do you guys think the range of the 300WinMag. rounds will be in this gun setup? I am planning on upgrading the rifle later when I have more money. Thanks Nathan,

Here are the specs...
Law Enforcement Series Model 110FP – with AccuTrigger
Action
Long
Caliber
25-06 Rem, 300 Win Mag
Overall Length
44.75"
Barrel Length
24"
Weight
8.5 lbs
Magazine Capacity
4 rounds (25-06 Rem)
3 rounds (300 Win Mag)
Stock
Black synthetic with positive checkering, dual pillar bedding
Sights
Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
Rifling Rate of Twist
25-06 Rem, 300 Win Mag (1 in 10")
Features
AccuTrigger™, matte blued barreled action, heavy free-floating and button-rifled barrel with internal box magazine and swivel stud for bipod, oversized bolt handle
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:12 PM
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tactical hits,i have that very rifle.i,ve been shooting 210 bergers,208 amax,200smk.best seem to be 208 amax in the lands.4" 3 shot group at 625 yards.havent shot any deer with it yet but with the right load can hit mossy spots on large rocks here in pa at long range.i do have a "confirmed kill on a porquipine at 650,one shot.these rifles will do the job.i had a muzzle brake installed and put the action in a richard microfit walnut benchrest stock.i built an aluminum bench that can be carried like a treestand and carried to hunting spot.good luck.good choiceas far as bullets above is what i shoot.got some 240's to try myself.have shot some at 650 but havent "dialed" them in yet.they may never shoot.sierra reccomends a 1/9 twist for these.the 110fp is 1/10 twist.i do know a fellow who shot the 240's out of a 300 weatherby at 1000 yard benchrest matches in a 1/10 twist and shot fairly well.with 200 grain bullets at 2900 fps this caliber should be good to 1000 yards.jason

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Old 03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
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the 208 A-max , 210 Berger , 210 Sierra Match King , 220gr Match King as well as the 190 class match bullets would be your best bet as they will certainly stabilize at the speeds the 300 can make out of a 24" 1-10 barrel , all these bullets out of that gun assuming its accurate enough will cleanly kill deer out past 1000yds , probaby stabilized to nearly a mile !! so the accuracy will be the factor.
I had a 300 win mag that would shoot factroy loaded BlackHills ammo with the 190gr SMK very well at 1000yds.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:51 AM
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Tacticalhits,
This catrridge is easily a 1000yrd performer,if not further.
To get the most out of it ,you need to use bullets no lighter than 200gr.I have had very good/excellent results with the Nosler 200gr accubond,BC of .588,I don't know what the BC of the SMK bullet is,they're not available in Down Under,but it can't be too much better than this.
I have had confirmed hits on kangaroos @ 800+ yds with this calibre,same with my 25-06 Rem.
My rifle is not a regular long range unit,it's a Kimber 8400 Classic Select Grade in 300 Win Mag,26" barrel,and it only weighs 7 3/4 lbs,with scope,a Leupold 3.5-10-40 VXIII.
You really need to study your ballistic tables to be able to do this with this type of set up,the scope is great,but @ long range it leaves a little to be desired,but I also use this outfit for regular hunting as well,mostly Sambar deer.
I think your rifle should perform satisfactorily.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:07 PM
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I am have done some more research, and planning on using a choate sniper stock. I am also considering buying just the Savage Action and getting a custom barrel in a 1 in 9" twist for the 240gr. Sierra Matchkings.
What do you guys think about this idea? Also, what would be a good barrel length, plus a good muzzle brake! Any idea's, or where I can find a good barrel would be helpful! Thanks Nathan,

Here is a link for the choate stock.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:18 PM
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I was told by one of the guy's at Sierra,that the 240 gr. bullet would work fine in a 1/10 twist.I also have the savage 110fp,and currently working on a load for the 240gr MK's.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:27 PM
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I was told by one of the guy's at Sierra,that the 240 gr. bullet would work fine in a 1/10 twist.I also have the savage 110fp,and currently working on a load for the 240gr MK's.
Let me know how it works out!

Also, do you think its worth getting a longer barrel? I would like accuracy out past 1000yards.
Thanks Nathan,
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