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Old 04-13-2012, 10:39 AM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

Another vote for the Accubonds, but I have been shooting the 200g instead of the 180g. Better ballistics and I'm still pushing it at over 3000fps. Performance last year on a bull at 575 yards was everything you'd hope for.

I've got to admit that the info on the 210g Bergers that Broz has posted is very intruiging, but I'll probably stick with the 'if it aint broke, don't fix it' theory for now. Plus I used to live in Bend and knew John Nosler for a while so I like supporting the local boys. And if you watch their site, you can find their 'blems' cheap every now and then and they shoot every bit as good as their 'firsts'.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

I stopped by one of my favorite gun shops today and talked with the owner. He is an Elk hunter and I inquired about bullet choices. He likes Accubonds and Speer Grand Slams. He is not impressed by Nosler Partitions. He with his brother and father used Partitions for two Elk seasons. The Partitions tooks them 3-4 hits per hunter to drop their Elks. He has not worked with Bergers, but sees them as good bullets.

I have the Brownell's Berger sample packs in 210gr and 190gr coming in on Monday. I will some chrono testing and evaluate the "12 bullets each" for accuracy at max published charge. Will post after I get to the range for testing.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:54 AM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

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180 Accubonds, or 200 Accubonds. Not far enough to think twice about having enough speed for expansion. Hits like a Mack truck. You can shoot at most any angle, & know your bullet will perform. You aren't limited to a broadside only shot. There is no need for anything heavier or higher BC for the range stated, & then some. & IMO in a whole different league than bullets like the SST.

If your launching bullets out past 850-1k at Elk, then I could see a reason to load a big Berger.
Some great points here. If you're not shooting past 600 yards, you have a lot of options that will be better than the SST. I would start by looking at Barnes and Nosler; both excellent choices.

Just curious, has anyone tried the 180 Scirocco?
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:41 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

First, I finally sighted in my new Remington 700 today and shot my first group to check the rifle's accuracy potential. WOW! 3-shot group into a small triangle <1/2". I'm loving this rifle. I did some recoil calculations on the two Berger loads I brought to the range and questioned if the 210gr loads would be manageable with a light 7.5-8# rifle. I am now a believer in the Remington Supercell recoil pad!!!

I had 6 each, Berger 190gr & 210gr Hunting VLD cartridges in front of Reloder 22. They shot very well; much higher point of impact than the 180gr Speer SP's I used to sight in the rifle. I will have to go back with more to check accuracy, but it appears both will match or beat the ones tested today. I printed nearly touching holes with two 190s. Two 210s printed just under 1", but my aim point was questionable trying to offset for the higher impact point on both these loads.

Next, I will try some Accubond 180gr & 200gr bullets.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:40 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

More opinions or hunting experience with the Berger 190gr Hunting VLD bullets?
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:43 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

I expect the 190s would be similar to the rest.

On a more serious note, if I was going with Bergers, I would definitely go heavier. Try the 210s.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:46 PM
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Re: Bullet recommendations for 300WM

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I would recommend you always place a Barnes in the shoulder to aid in expansion.
I wouldn't let this deter you from trying Barnes either.

They'll expand no matter the shot placement.
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