Bullett weight ??????

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  1. CAR-VER

    CAR-VER Well-Known Member

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    My new Remington Long Range Tactical in 300 Win Mag has a 1 in 10 twist . What weight bullet should it do best with ? I would like to shoot 165/168 for 300 to 600 yard whitetails , but wonder if I should start with the 180's for my initial load testing .
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    PHILLIP
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    My choice for the 300win is a 185g or 210g Berger VLD. They are middle weights in the 300win mag class in my opnion. I would lean twards the 185g my self.
     

  3. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    168gr Barnes TSX is a great 6oo yard round for dear or elk. For long range, I would just jump up to the 210gr Bergers. I would think you could get 2900fps with those, but don't know your barrel length.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You might want to try the 208 Hornady A-Max. Good bullet and a high BC.
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting a 300 WSM and soon to be shooting a 300 RUM, so I have been looking at the bullet selection out there and there is a good bit to choose from.

    If you have the time and motivation, I would recomend trying a variety of bullets and see which shoots the best out of your rifle. My favorites for short to mid range shooting would be with monometals or bonded bullets Like the E-Tips, TTSX's, AB's, etc.

    If I were to choose between the Bergers, I would start with the 210 and 190 and see which shot the best. If the same, I would probably go with the 210's because they have a higher BC. They will also be slower with more mass which helps to mitigate the fact that they are a highly frangible bullet and are likely to retain more mass while penetratiing. I would tend to favor the Berger 190 over the 185 because it has a slightly more efficient BC than the 185 and once again a little more mas.

    JLK also make some VLDs similar to the Bergers.

    Just my $.02

    -MR