.300 Win Mag

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by IBEX, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. IBEX

    IBEX Member

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    Hi.
    I`m building a new long range riffel in .300 Win Mag, the barrel has a twist of 11.
    My plans are to use the riffel for mountain hunting with shoot up to 600 yards.
    The scope is Swarovski 5-30x50 with BT
    My question is: What kind of bullet should I use, it will be big game I will be hunting.

    Ibex
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Try the Beger 210 VLD Hunting bullet. I've excellent success with them out of my .308 Win with an 11.25" twist.

    Unfortunately the 11" twist hinders your bullet selection, and doesn't allow you to shoot the Berger 215 or 230 Hybrid bullets, and I have been told the 215 Hybrids are about the best long range bullet you can use for the .300 WinMag. You would need a 10" twist to shoot them.
     
  3. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Well you may be limited to medium weight bullets such as 175s-185s. You may luck out and have the 210gr VLDs stabilize in your .300 Win.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    The Berger 210 VLD's are rated for an 11" twist minimum... The 215 & 230's are a 10" minimum.
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yes Berger recommends 210's for 1 in 11 or faster twist rate. We have shot them in 11 twists with good results from a 300 win. But I too prefer a 10 twist so I have the option of the 215's and 230's.

    Jeff
     
  6. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't sure an 11 would work, never used Bergers before so wasn't sure what twists they worked in and never looked at their twist recommendations. That's interesting a heavy slug like a 210 will stabilize in a slower twist like an 1-11.