Re: Secret Evil Plan-300 Win Mag
Well just got back from hunting WT in Wisconsin. Great trip!
I had loaded 30 rounds of reduced load ammo, 10 each stepping up to 52gns H4895 (55grns starting load)
7 rounds did not fire at the range! The primers were struck, but no bang!
I stripped my new gun and had it in pieces 3 hours before my flight.
I found some metal shavings in the bolt, took out the firing pin for inspection oiled, reassembled and ran for the airport.
But I was not confident in my ammo. (All the factory stuff I shot at the range worked fine)
So I bought a box of Winchester Super X 180 grn power point at WallyWorld in WI.
This inexpensive ammo was superb! I shot a buck at 40yrds and he went right down. Great entrance and better exit, no excessive damage at all.
But the best shot was from 200yrds at a running doe. I thought I missed because I saw the bullet splash in the frozen field behind her.
She ran into a slight gully, and then I lost her.
After finding the other guys in their tree stands, we walked back up the field and to my surpise there was my doe in the gully. She had been hit less than one inch from the heart, nice clean entrance and larger exit in the ribs on the other side.
So a lot of angst about nothing. The Browning Bar in 300 win mag is a fine machine for White Tail.