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Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:59 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

Before I started reloading, I have very good luck with HSM's 185gr Berger Hunting VLDs ...


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Unread 02-26-2010, 08:46 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

Last year I was unable to set up and reload before my hunt. I bought Federal Premiums 180 grain MRX loads for my 300win. At that time my gun was just a stock Remington 700. The gun shot them around 1.25moa. Pretty typical for that gun with any factory load. Unfortunately I did not see a legal bull so I cant tell you how they work on elk. My son shot a nice buck with his. High shoulder shoot at 100yds. Dropped in its tracks.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 08:51 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

Thanks guys, ill look into a few different ones and see what she likes best!!
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Unread 02-26-2010, 11:06 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

Winchester Supreme 180 Ballistic Silvertip / 180 Nosler Accubond and Federal Premium 180 Nosler Accubond all give excellent accuracy (< 1 moa ) and shoot to the same POI in my Browning A-bolt. It really comes down to what your gun likes, with the proper bullet.
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Unread 03-06-2010, 12:56 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

There is nothing wrong with the old standby 180 grain Remington Core-lokt for elk if your rifle shoots them well, which I've found most do. We've eaten many a elk steak thanks to them. There are certainly better (higher b.c.) bullets available in .30 cal but none kill any deader than the core-lokt.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

That is the truth! I am a 60 year old Montanan. Killed lots of elk. I bet there isn't one kill out of a hundred where these bonded, partitioned and other high tech bullets made any difference.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 08:37 PM
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Re: Favorite 300win mag factory ammo?

i use to you nothing but federal premium but switched to hornady custom 180 grain spire point interlock bullets. check out the ballistics each mfg. puts out. shot tighter groups and better ballistics than other makers. seemed like less recoil to me, federal premiums 180 300 win mag was same as 180 grain 30-06 doesn't seem right but it was in their brouchure. my browning stainless stalker a-bolt would not group with the winchester 180's, shot about 5 rounds and gave away the rest at the range. went with hornadays and never looked back. every gun is different, so i would try about 3 different brands. good luck
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