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Old 08-05-2013, 08:05 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

I'll be toting one (300 win mag) in an LSS M700 this fall. Got her shooting in the .6s with 180gr TTSX. I'm with you on the merits of the Win mag for elk.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

Yup, me too. Brand new build and 215 berger. Man, I can hardly wait. I see you are in PA---where you headed??

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:48 AM
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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

We hunt unit 67 SW of Gunnison. If we camp in the same spot this year we'll be halfway between Old Agency and Porcupine Gulch. Just beyond McDonough Reservoir. We took one bull out of there in 2011,and hope to do a little better this fall.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:16 AM
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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

I'm an avid 6.5x284 shooter and have shot the 7's quite a bit as well. They will get the job done on elk with good shot placement out to 500 yards, but I think there is a noticeable difference in killing power with a heavy, high BC bullet out of the 300WM, with the ability to double the range. With a brake my 300WM has about the same recoil and shootability as my 6.5x284 but my 300WM long range rifle runs about 4-5 pounds heavier than my 10# 6.5's. Probably doesn't have to be, but for really long range I like the stable platform. This is the reason why I much prefer the 6.5 or 7's for medium game out to 1000 yards, elk to 500, particularly if I'm carrying the rifle a lot.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:28 AM
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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

I think so, with a heavy, high BC bullet (G1 BC > 0.600 or G7 BC > 0.300).

With 165 to 180 grain bullets, the .300 WM does not significantly outperform other calibers.

Me and my crew really need a brake to shoot the .300 well.

Be sure to site the rifle in at a higher elevation. Long range ballistics at 10000 ft is a lot different than shooting ranges at 0 to 5000 ft, and (depending on the details), ballistic calculators don't give the whole story.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

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I think so, with a heavy, high BC bullet (G1 BC > 0.600 or G7 BC > 0.300).

With 165 to 180 grain bullets, the .300 WM does not significantly outperform other calibers.

Me and my crew really need a brake to shoot the .300 well.

Be sure to site the rifle in at a higher elevation. Long range ballistics at 10000 ft is a lot different than shooting ranges at 0 to 5000 ft, and (depending on the details), ballistic calculators don't give the whole story.


Mike, very few LRH shooters are using anything under 190grains in the 300wm. The only viable 180 I can think of is the Cutting Edge with a G1 of just under .600 IIRC.... If you bump up in weight to the 208, 210, 215, 225, & 230 you start to see a significant difference in down range performance. Some of these gents are getting incredible velocity from the heavies.

The big bullets do thump more on both ends, a good brake is near paramount. For a +15lb rifle, there will be no snap shots here (at least for me). Worring about hearing protection as some do, it a moot point in my eyes. YMMV

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Re: 300 Win Mag.........................Perfect for Elk?

With elk Diameter and weight are your friends. bigger the better
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