300 WSM

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  1. TexSavage

    TexSavage Well-Known Member

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    Berger 215 Hybrid is one awesome round in my 26" Savage BVSS 300wsm. Incredible for hunting as well as shooting steel. My velocity is 2790.
     
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  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, my buddy likes that too however those long bullets like long actions.
     
  3. TexSavage

    TexSavage Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a short action in an Oryx chassis. I seated them deep enough from my original depth for them to clear the magazine and saw no degradation in group size nor repeatable accuracy. The hybrids are quite unique and yes, they are longer. I'm also shooting a close to compressed load, no issues as well.
     
  4. baldhunter

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    I never really shot anything heavier than 168gr in mine.I have a couple of 300 Win Mags that handle those heavier bullets better.
     
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  5. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    A 300 Win and 300 WSM will be within 50 fps when set up ideal for the same bullet, both will need extended mags.
     
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  6. Rick Richard

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    Don't totally agree. I think it will be a bit more if one is shot out of a short action and the other in a long action, which begs the question why use a short action with the heavies? With heavies and using a short action, there will be a lot of bullet in the case if the chamber is industry spec...less room for powder. Just seems to me to use the 300 WM for heavies. By the way, I own both and my opinions are based on my experience.
     
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  7. CO_Guy

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    Of course, your rifle will tell you which weight class it prefers.
    My Tikka T3 loves the 175gn Berger VLDH on top of 64.0gn IMR4350. Blew up the lungs of my cow last year.
     
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  8. CO_Guy

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    JRY46, how much Superformance are you hopping onto that 166gn Hammer? thanks
     
  9. bigngreen

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    In order to set either up the heavier longer bullets your throating and extending mags or single shooting so that's a wash that's why I said setting them both up ideally. I've had fast barreled WSMs out pace 300 Wins but on average your not seeing the Win running away from the WSM and the WSM has a definite accuracy and efficiency advantage.
     
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  10. Rick Richard

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    Agree, there will not be a BIG difference if both are setup equally. But, like I mentioned if I had to use a long action then it will be the 300 WM. As for as accuracy, most will not see that advantage of a WSM when using a hunting style rifle...benchrest? Yes.
     
  11. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    A 3.1 Baney box will work for the 210-215 Bergers. About 3.08 O.A.L on 210 and the 215 will have a tad below the neck shoulder junction.
     
  12. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Tikkas work well on WSM cases.
     
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  13. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Yep because I think they are not short action.
     
  14. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I have a 3.10 extended magazine and with those projectiles mentioned I am way into the case with SAAMI spec.