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Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:29 AM
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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.
So....
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.
My question:
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
Thanks!
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    Unread 10-19-2013, 09:38 AM
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    Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

    Run full loads with Swift Scirrocco or Nosler E-tip, or some other non frangible bullet, and you won't blow the deer up.

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    Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

    Placement is the most important thing when it comes to quick kills and meat loss. Put anything in a shoulder or a rear ham and you will loose meat. Take your time and get a broadside shot through the ribs and little to no loss occur.

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    Unread 10-19-2013, 09:58 AM
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    Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

    oh yea,
    That is the real challange for me, putting the bullet exactly where I want it.
    I practice a lot at the range and it pays off in the field.
    But I do want to tame the rifle down a little anyway. I was just wondering if anyone else has done this
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    Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

    I don't understand why you got your dream magnum rifle if you don't want to shoot it?

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    Unread 10-19-2013, 10:13 AM
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    Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

    Cuz it was a steal! Thats why!

    But why not make loads that mimic .308, 30-06 as well as 300 win mag?

    Seems to me it would make the rifle so versatile, I am suprized I don't see it more often.

    The purpose of this thread was to find out if it is actually feasible or not and to hear from others who do this
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    Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag

    I would not recommend any load that is less than 90% case capacity. I prefer to get as close to 100% case capacity as possible. This will help with consistency and in the end accuracy.

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