Originally Posted by Michael Courtney
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
As stated back in the ole days of drag racing "There is no replacement for displacement".