Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag
Ok, here is the deal.
I just bought my dream gun, a Browning BAR MKII Safari in 300 win mag.
I like this gun so much that I want to take it deer hunting in Wisconsin.
But....I do not want to shoot a deer, at typical ~75yrd ranges with this. It would just make a mess.
Not to mention that the boss pays for the whole thing and a pulped deer would be disrespectful.
I understand that H4895 can be used for "youth" loads, and basicly take your rifle ballistics down to pistol velocities....safely, or so says Hodgdon.
Has anyone tried to tame their belted magnums down to say...308 ballistics?
Is this feasible?
Any suggested loads I can use?
Max 300 wm load for this powder, 168gn bullet is 59 grains.
Theoretically I can take this down to 35 grns of powder (60% rule, Hodgdon H4895)
This is less than even .308, which is 43grns (all same bullet weight)
I am very curious if anyone else has done this, and their results