300 Win Mag vs 300 WSM

ATH

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 7, 2003
Messages
1,223
Location
Lizton, IN
I'm finally able to foresee getting a long range (or moderately so) rig in the near future, and I'm trying to decide on a caliber.
I've settled on a .30, and I want to be able to get factory ammo if need be. The Win Mag is about as heavy as I want to get on recoil, as a brake is a no-no. I'm looking at a Sendero in 300 Win Mag or a 700 VS (I think that's right!) in 300 WSM.
What are the key advantages/disadvantages between these two cartridges? I've heard the Win Mag cases are hard to resize. I'm mainly going to be target shooting out to 1000 yards but may also hunt with it.
 

cdmorten

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2003
Messages
107
Location
Gilbert, AZ
I can tell you that I love my 300 WM Sendero. That round will be around forever. Mine shoots sub MOA out of the box, (with a trigger job). You and I differ on the brake though. I think my Ops Inc. brake is awesome. My Sendero recoils either the same or even a bit less than my Rem VS 700 .308. I only notice the additional noise if someone else is shooting my gun and I'm out to the side. By the way the Sendero comes with an awesome recoil pad. It might be LimbSaver.
 

johnny k.

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2004
Messages
76
Location
pink hill, N.C.
ATH,
I never really noticed the recoil on the .300WinMag Sendero (that I used to own) unless I was shooting 180gr's or larger from the bench. I mostly shot the 150/165's for targets and whitetails. The rifle was very accurate after tightening/torquing the action screws and lightening the trigger. Good rifle, good caliber.
The Remington Sendero is available in their version of the "short magnums" (short action ultra mags. The list of calibers can be obtained on their website (www.remington.com). Good luck. Johnny K.
 

Trending threads

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top