Looking for the best bullet for my custom build 300 win

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mulie nut, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. mulie nut

    mulie nut Member

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    Looking for the best long range bullet for my rifle being built in a 300 win i want a hunting bullet not a target bullet and i do not want a bullet that seperates at impact and ruins meat so berger vlds are out and i will be shooting 180-200 grain

    the rifle is a 300 win with a rem 700 action reworked of course a krieger 1,11 twist 26 inch barrel mcmillian a3 stock jewell triger and a custom shop leupold 4.5x14x50 lr with m3 turrets
     
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  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Nosler accubond. 180 or 200 grain.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    +1

    Shoot the 200gr myself, but either will get the job done.

    Chris
     
  4. mulie nut

    mulie nut Member

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    I shoot the accu bonds in everything i own now probally wont change just wanting more opinions and thoughts thanks
     
  5. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My Sendero 300win likes the 180gr barnes TTSX bullets - H1000 powder and CCI 250 mag primers.
     
  6. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Good luck is all i am going to tell you :D
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Found a couple you might like. Depending how far your shooting, these maybe some options.

    Hornady 180 SST=.480

    Sierra 180 SGK SPBT=.501

    Sierra 200 SGK SPBT=.560

    Speer 180 SPBT=.540

    These should all perform admirably to your specifications. The Sierra 200, SST or the aforementioned Nosler Accu-Bond would be my options.

    Tank
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    180 E-Tip

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    173 GS HV
     
  9. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Don't want to sound like a broken record, but Accubond. The 180 or 200 will do all you need it to. The accuracy is there, the BC is there, the construction is there. No sense in trying to reinvent the wheel.
     
  10. theodore

    theodore Well-Known Member

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    +1 for accubond.

    Might as well stay away from SST and ballistic tips cause they also have violent expansion similiar to VLD.
     
  11. mulie nut

    mulie nut Member

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    Sounds like everyone is confirming what i all ready know
    thanks guys
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I've read a lot of reports of AB's coming apart. The 180 E-Tip has a higher listed BC than the 180 AB and it shoots very accurately out of my 300 RUM. If I were to try an AB, I would start with the 200.
     
  13. RockyMtnMT

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    These are the best options for terminal performance and not coming apart. The 1-11 twist may be a little slow for the long all copper bullets. Especially for under 500yrd shooting. The 160 GS HV will perform very well out to about 800yrds out of the 300 WM.

    My .02
     
  14. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I shot a dall sheep with the 180 Nosler E-Tip last fall from my 300 Win Mag @ 400 yds and once at 70 yds. Nasty entrance wounds and holes in the hide. Looked like the ram had been slapped with a pancake at supersonic velocities. Shot a lot of game with 7mm and .308 accubonds and never had a comparable experience.

    I'd have just as soon hit the ram with a Berger VLD, based on the damage observed from the E-tip.