Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien
Heck No, go for it. The one thing that I might change on it, would be the barrel length. Even though that rifle shot the Berger 185 VLD's very very well, I would recommend adding 1.125" to the barrel length, making it 27.125" long.
Without going into a lengthy dissertation, the 300 win mag was originally designed to maximize the 180 grain bullet. The twist rate was determined to stabilize the bullet the best with a 1:10 twist rate and barrel length of 27.125".
If you were to compare ballistics between the Berger 185 grain VLD and the Berger 210 grain VLD, you will see that the 185 out performs the 210 with a higher velocity and more foot pounds of energy at 1000 yards. However, the 210 grain bullet fly's very well.