300win

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dragman, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. under 700 yards

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  2. 700-1000 yards

    18 vote(s)
    51.4%
  3. 1000 +

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  1. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    I just finished up my hunting gun for the year. 300 win mag with 155 berger hunting VLD's I believe the load is right around 3300fps can't verify that til my new chrono shows up (other one broke dropped it on ground and it went crazy). my question is what do you all think is a good maximum for white tail deer with that info. I am thinking 1200, but would like some imput from others.
     
  2. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    don't just vote I wanna hear why.
     

  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Shooter ballistic calculator says it hits 1800 fps at 740 yards and 1000 ft lbs of energy at 800 yards at sea level and 59*.
    Just curios, why such a light bullet? I would be afraid to shoot something at close range with that bullet at that velocity.
    At 1200 yards its going 1191 fps with 488 ft lbs of energy and hits transonic velocity at 1290 yards.
     
  4. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    gun is built with a 14 twist barrel. If I was the original builder and it was my choice it would have had a 10 twist and I would shoot 190's. But the gun shoots so good I am gonna try it I think. looking at the calculator I think 1000 yards looks to be the max for white tail after that it would just be a little too low in energy.
    I do have to say that with this set up there is almost no recoil. infact my 6br with no brake hits harder than this 300 win.
     
  5. Codyg510

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    The light bullet weight kept me from voting 1000+
     
  6. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    I think 1000 is right about the limit. although until 1200 it's mathimatically ok I think right about 1000 is the limit. those who vote under 700 please tell me why you vote that direction I just like to see why and the reasoning.
     
  7. barnesuser28

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    I voted for under 700 because of the ballistic I posted earlier. What is the altitude and temp that you will be hunting whitetail at?
     
  8. angus-5024

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    if you shoot a very soft bullet you might get 900 yards out of it. I wouldnt trust reliable expansion past 1600 fps with any bullet. My personal limit is 1800fps, just to be safe... except yotes and wolves (as long as I get lead in them im happy).
     
  9. COBrad

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    Palma guys shoot 1000 with similar bullets, but for hunting I would stay at 700. Too much wind drift at longer ranges with that bullet.
     
  10. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    temp will be between 20-50F and the altitude is under 1000ft. I am gonna try and chrono the load tomorrow if my new chrono shows up and then I will know a little more of what I am working with.
     
  11. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    good limit's I think you are probably right 900 may be the limit unless I can push her a little faster.
     
  12. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    At 750 ft and 35* the 1000 ft lbs of energy and 1800 fps velocity both drop by 10 yards.
     
  13. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    Won't matter, u still won't have a long range hunting bullet.
     
  14. dragman

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    Why?? Cuz its a,berger or cuz of the weight.