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.300 WSM or .338 Win

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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:11 PM
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Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

Another .338 vote.
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    Unread 03-19-2012, 10:43 PM
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    Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

    do you shoot the 300 wsm well?, If so stick with that, an unbraked 338 in a ruger is no fun to shoot and unless your after big bears or maybe african game you really do not need a 338
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    Unread 03-19-2012, 10:53 PM
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    Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

    Either one is going to do the job. My 300 wsm has piled up a lot of elk. Stick with what you have.
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    Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

    Otter, you are very lucky to get the stainless tikka 338. It is one of the best and most accurate rifles I have ever owned. They quit selling them in the U S a couple years ago but lucky people find one on occasion. If they have another I would be interested. I found three last year at sportsman's warehouse and bought them all. I mean three total in all the sportsmans warehouses combined and had them all shipped to wyoming. It is a great lightweight, all purpose hunting rifle.

    Again if you can afford it i agree go get it and carry it elk hunting.
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    Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

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    Otter, you are very lucky to get the stainless tikka 338. It is one of the best and most accurate rifles I have ever owned. They quit selling them in the U S a couple years ago but lucky people find one on occasion. If they have another I would be interested. I found three last year at sportsman's warehouse and bought them all. I mean three total in all the sportsmans warehouses combined and had them all shipped to wyoming. It is a great lightweight, all purpose hunting rifle.

    Again if you can afford it i agree go get it and carry it elk hunting.
    I've been toying with the idea of the Tikka 338 for a year or so now. When Grice Gun Shop here in PA put their las two in clearance (one stainless and one hunter) for $549.95, I nailed it. It makes the 3rd Tikka since last Nov. A 7 Rem Mag and a 25/06 followed me home as well.

    Grice Gun Shop 28th Anniversary Sale

    Hope the link works for you. They told me a fella From Washington state called about the stainless. I guess I was just lucky to get it when I did,
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    Unread 03-20-2012, 07:34 AM
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    Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

    The best rifle for any elk hunt is the one you shoot the best!!!! Either one will kill elk to a long range with proper bullets. The one that consistently hits the mark from any and all postions is the one to use!
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    Unread 03-20-2012, 08:22 PM
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    Re: .300 WSM or .338 Win

    Thanks for all of the comments/opinions. Do I really need a .338 at a great price?? Well...sure...who doesn't.
    But, the .300WSM does shoot pretty good for a factory rifle. I am going to load up some Berger VLD 210s and see how it shoots.
    Thanks for all the input guys!
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