300 wsm or 6.5 prc

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  1. dougduey

    dougduey Well-Known Member

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    Like it has been stated, and most of us have this affliction, I think you NEED both rifles. You NEED to fill the gaps in your arsenal of calibers. I know I did
     
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  2. pjmdy

    pjmdy Member

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    Cartridge overall length - follow your reload book advice and do not exceed this!!
     
  3. Zorack

    Zorack Well-Known Member

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    Elk are very tough animals with a heavy hide. My buddy and his son were in Idaho a few years ago elk hunting. His shot his elk at 580yd with 300wsm and 150gr TTSX perfect shot into the lungs and he stood there after the shot. Hit him again then dropped where he stood. IMO a 6.5 round is not a very *Rule 1 Violation*al round for a elk at further shots past 300yd. Stick with the wsm over the prc.
     
  4. cjl2010

    cjl2010 Previously Clifflopez

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    I was looking for his load info, thank you though.
     
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  5. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I would definitely choose 300 wsm with Elk involved
    I like to have the extra knock down power whenever possible on larger game.
     
  6. Huntz

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    I would say the 300WSM.Mine is a MRC in a McMillan Game Hunter stock with edge fill.I have a 3-9X40 Conquest on it and all up it is 8 1/4 pounds.That stock handles the recoil very well and is a pleasure to shoot.
     
  7. rbTanzan

    rbTanzan Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the 300 WSM.

    For easily obtainable lightweight rifles I like the Tikka and they come in 300WSM. Unfortunately, every time I've considered such a rifle I end up with a 338WinMag or 308Win. So I've no more to add.
     
  8. CO_Guy

    CO_Guy Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for the 300WSM. The ability to load heavier bullets would give it the nod.
     
  9. freddiej

    freddiej Well-Known Member

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    Since I have started seeing people with 6.5's using them; I have come to the conclusion we have some really *Rule 4 Violation* poor hunters or the 6.5's that are trendy today are *Rule 4 Violation* poor game getters. I think the latter over the former. so I have but one thing to say on this issue.. punch out the 308 win barrel to 300 WSM. you will not be sorry. I know the one I built my client last year for Elk and Deer has been a faithful game getter for him with Barnes and Berger slugs along with Hornady SST's and Sierra GK's.
     
  10. Rudolph Ferdinand

    Rudolph Ferdinand Well-Known Member

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    Well, I started out with the 300 Weatherby Magnum RP 700 Classic, saved some bucks pick up the Weatherby MK V two years later than came the 30-06 Savage and several more rifles in ’06 than the 300 WSM (Tikka T3 Lite) the best one so far followed by 6.5 CM/Grendel cartridges, and who does not have a 223/556 rifle.
     
  11. baskhunter

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    Thanks for all the great replies everyone!

    I didn’t know the prc would have to run a Wyatt’s box to work properly. I was under the impression it was built to run out of a short action. I was concerned about the wsm because I wasn’t sure I could get the coal long enough to shoot the heavier bullets.

    Looks like either way I go I need to end up with a extended box. With that being the case, it looks like the wsm is going to get the nod.

    Has anyone ran the 180 elite hunters in the wsm? I would love to run the 215s but even with a Wyatt’s it doesn’t seem like It will work as a repeater.
     
  12. Doodle

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    You could always throw the Sherman short mag into the mix. Pretty nifty rounds. I’m probably going to convert my 300wsm to a 6.5ss or 270ss in the next year or so. They fit in a standard short action and still get good speed.
     
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    baskhunter,

    Like they say " bring enough bullet" you can never go wrong with that concept.
     
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  14. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    freddie

    Please watch the language. RULE 4

    WARNING
     
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