Short and long range loads?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sheep dog, May 21, 2013.

  1. sheep dog

    sheep dog Member

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    I purchased a 300wsm t3 lite ss and have been doing some reading on offerings for elk mulies and black bear and have read several times that a short range velocities some of the good performers are longer range cant hold up to the speed upon impact. I understand why this is but have a few questions.

    Is a load such as the Nosler e-tip in 180gr moving too fast for shots 200 yards or less? I am anticipating my max limit being 500 yards and working out to that goal by next year. To this end I am looking for a load that will preform well without fragmenting at short range.

    I am looking for some guidance here and have never hunted elk, black bear or mulies but will be heading to Colorado in 2014. I am also wanting to understand why rather than a just do this or that.

    Are there other offerings for the reloader with a 300wsm that will preform well at ranges from 0-500 yards in a loadout lighter than 180gr for elk bear and mulies?
     
  2. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    At 500 and in I think an Accubond will work great. They work pretty good at over 500 too.