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Old 02-25-2010, 11:34 AM
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Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

What is your favorite/best factory 300win mag. ammo and gr. size? Something that can be bought at say Bass Pro or online etc. for Elk.

Planning to go on my first elk hunt sometime this year and trying to figure out what i will shoot. I normally just use Rem Core-Lokt for deer etc, but figured there must be something better for Elk.

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

I load my own, but I'd be tempted to buy some HSM ammo loaded with VLD Bergers.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:59 PM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

IMO, a quality 180 gr bullett will get the job done farther than most(not all) people can accurately shoot with factory ammo and off the shelf rifle(again most NOT all). Find a Quality bullet ie; bonded or, copper ,or partition style, that shoots well out of your particular rifle. Federal and Winchester offer a wide range of Quality factory ammo.
In no particular perfered order:
Federal 180 gr
1.TSX
2.NAB
3.NP
4.TBT
Winchester Supreme,& Supreme Elite 180 gr
1.Accubond
2.XP3
3.BST
I dont particularly care for ''molly/lubalox''coating, but thats just me.The above mentioned Bullets that have these coatings are still good quality bullets.
Find wich shoots best out of your rifle and ''dope'' your drop out to your personal best/comfortable range and practice with them untill you are confident. Dont trust the balistics on the box. Good luck on your bullet choice and hunt
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:03 PM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

Thanks....Ill look into the Federals i think and go from there!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:54 PM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

2 180 gr. Winchester XP3's @ 333yds did the job for me this year. First 1 in the chest would have done the job but he didn't fall down immediately so I pumped another round in the neck. He dropped like a rock. I get 1 MOA out of my stock 700 SPS when I do my part with this round.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:53 PM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

I'm new to this LRH forum but i have taken several bulls and bucks.
For factory ammo I like the remington premier line with scirrocos.
I took a bull at 640 yds with one.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:56 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

Whatever is most accurate in your rifle........ My main walking stick is a tikka wsm and it's favorite factory ammo is winchester 180 silvertips and because of that I have bean using them for everything with great success for the last few seasons. It gets strictly handloads now but with the same bullets.... Dear,Elk ,Bear and even coyotes at long range, Nothing I have shot with them has required any tracking what so ever. As long as it lands in the right spot the options are endless.
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