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Old 09-09-2013, 05:15 PM
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300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

Well I put myself between a rock and a hard place...I have been preparing for my elk hunt for about 2 years now. I bought my 300 win mag and found that it shot the Hornady 180 Superformance best...Shot all summer with the SST's waiting for the 180 Interbond Superformance to arrive from back order...from what Im hearing Hornady suspended production of some of their rounds to try to get caught up...long of the short, Im not getting the 180 Interbonds before my trip...SO I turn to the experts on here...what factory ammo compares to the ballistics of the 180 Superformance Hornady? Im really afraid to take the 180 SST's elk hunting, I have heard some horror stories from that bullet on Elk...Leaving in 5 weeks...THANKS...and PLEASE HELP!
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:35 PM
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Re: 300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

I would check your local shelves and/or online and see what's available. Then check the ballistics on each of them and see. Most manufacturers post numbers as to approximate velocity, etc. Good luck! Most over the counter ammo should be fine, you just might have to limit you distances.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: 300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

Another alternative is the 180 Nosler accubond. I shoot it, killed 3 bulls with it so far in last two years. My load is 71g of H4350 out of a 26" browning a bolt2. It shoots 3240 fps 2/3 " groups.

Just in case you needed another alternative.

Good luck.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:31 PM
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Re: 300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

Use your Google-fu.

Hornady 82198 - they have allegedly 37 BOXES in stock right on my first hit:

300 Winchester Magnum by Hornady [82198] - $33.90 : ESC, You decide.We provide

Buy several boxes if you shoot factory ammo and don't want this problem again. Oh, and from experience, CALL them to order, verifying they actually have it in stock. Going through the next few pages of a Google search shows no one else has it in stock so I wouldn't assume the web page linked above is up to date.

That's probably as good as you're going to get unless you move to a different ammo.

Alternately, if you know anyone who reloads you can work up a load using 180 Accubonds as they are probably as close as you can get.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:46 AM
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Re: 300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

I have been searching the web(google) for weeks I have never heard of that site before...thanks for the heads up!
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:45 AM
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Re: 300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

Now if someone could find me some RL 22 and some H4350 I would freak out.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:30 AM
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Re: 300 WIN MAG Ammo problem

IIWY, especially on elk, I'd try the 210gr Berger Match Hunting VLDs by HSM (page 49 of 62 http://www.thehuntingshack.com/catal...roductList.pdf).

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