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Unread 03-19-2013, 10:30 AM
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300 ultra mag

Hello, I have never elk hunted, but I'm trying to set up equipment to do so . With that being said I recently purchased a 300 rum. I see that shooters pro shop has decent prices on there nosler ammo.
Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition 300 Rem Ultra Mag 165gr Partition for $40 and Nosler Custom Ammunition 300 Rem Ultra Mag 180gr. Partition for $45
Can any one give opinions on this for use on elk or other large game. I have never used any nosler ammo. I was also thinking it would be a good reusable brass. Thank You
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:51 AM
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Re: 300 ultra mag

Hey there Travis,.. While I'm not up on the 300 Rem Ultra Mag specs I am familiar with the .338 WM.

I'd personally suggest for you to step-up on the projectiles grain weight,.. something at the least of 200 grains to 220 grain.

Elk are big animals with big bone and lots of thick skin,.. personally I myself would feel a little more comfortable and confident hunting them with something heavier than 165 or 180 grains. I'm using Accubond 220 grainers in my .338 when Elk hunting.

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Unread 03-20-2013, 10:40 AM
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Re: 300 ultra mag

The 180's should do just fine, but if you do start to reload, I would definitely start looking at the 200+ gr ammo. You will get a lot more out of the gun for longer range shooting. 180's will have no problem taking down elk inside of 600+ yards though.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 02:08 PM
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Re: 300 ultra mag

Reload for my 300 RUM
Berger 210 VLD and Retumbo powder
The heavier bullets seem to shoot better from my gun
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Unread 03-23-2013, 01:55 AM
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Re: 300 ultra mag

Definitely go with heavy bullets in that cavernous case. 180's at the least, but when I was shooting big 30 cal magnums, I found the 200's to be mo' betta.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 05:07 AM
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Re: 300 ultra mag

180gr Nosler Partitions
89gr of RL22
Federal mag primer = 3,100 fps in my Remington and 1/2" @ 100yds. BooYa!
Pure poison to critters.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:21 AM
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Re: 300 ultra mag

Use at least 180 grain bullets. Partitions or Accubonds. If you plan to shoot past 400 yds I would pick accubonds or hornady interbonds.
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