wich 30. caliber

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by PEEWEE69, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. PEEWEE69

    PEEWEE69 Well-Known Member

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    ok I have a 222 rem ,270 Win,270 wthrby mag,and a 6.5 creedmoor now I want a 30 cal but wich one the primary use will be a elk and african plains game (if i ever get there :D) range will b no more than 800 any suggestions would b helpful
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    300 win mag.

    Jeff
     

  3. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    I second the 300 win mag
     
  4. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    While I LOVE the RUM and WSM the Africa thing makes me agree on the good ole 300WIN. You really have a lot of great choices with the 30 cal world IMHO
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the 300Win... are you a run of the mill type of guy or do you want to do something a little off the beaten path?


    t
     
  6. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for 300 win mag and 215bergers:D
     
  7. PEEWEE69

    PEEWEE69 Well-Known Member

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    would like to have something different but not so different I gotta make brass was kinda thinking of building a 30-378 wthrby
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    That will get you more velocity. It will also burn more powder for the gain and have a shorter barrel life. Not to mention higher priced brass that does not have a great life either. And factory ammo prices that will almost rules out target practice for most guys. Don't get me wrong, I like Wby's. But after owning several 30-378's I am very happy to be back with the 300 win.

    Jeff
     
  9. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    You could be a little different without being to radical and do a 300 Norma
     
  10. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea...but the modern version is a 300 WSM. Same velocities.

    The thing that would concern me the most about Africa is the 50/50 chance that your ammo won't arrive at the same time as you. This idea brings up cartridges that you can buy there. 270 win, 300 win mag and most of the British calibers in 358 and 375. There may be some others that I don't know about.

    Just something to think about. lightbulb
     
  11. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I would go with a 300 win mag, then when the throat is gone or you want to do something different you can set it back a couple threads and chamber it to a 30/375 S.I. Search the 30/375 S.I.
     
  12. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    Not a 308 Norma, the newer 300 Norma not even close to a WSM.
    I like the the 300 win also and used it in RSA. Always take the max amount of ammo and split it in two checked bags one should make it for sure:)
     
  13. PEEWEE69

    PEEWEE69 Well-Known Member

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    what y'all think of the 300 wthrby or the 300 jarret
     
  14. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

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    300win mag.