Re: best long range 50 bullet for 300y
My go-to loads before I went smokeless were the 200SST over 110gr 777 and the 325gr .458 FTX over 135gr 777. I only shot a couple deer with the FTX before going smokeless but I was VERY impressed with the results. Shot one buck from about 20 feet away through the front of the chest, recovering the bullet in the back ham on the opposite corner of the deer with >70% weight retention.
I killed deer with that 200 SST load out to 400 yards, which I considered max range for that load. The FTX load shot about the same trajectory, but with much less drift and a lot more energy (it's been a few years, I'd have to look up the numbers. I shot the FTX load to 500 yards on paper with good results.