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Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Sharpshooter243, Feb 25, 2010.
Would the 300 win mag be good for 1000-1500m shooting or is there a better caliber for this?
If you can get the Berger 210 gr. at 2900 ft/sec, at 5000 ft altitude the
bullet would still be supersonic at 1600 yards. Energy would still be about 640 ft/lb.
The answer is yes if your rifle is accurate enough.
We use 300 wsm's and 210 bergers to get a confirmed kill at 2200 yds. and we have killed the sh$t out of some mounds at 3300 yds. So yes if your rifle is accurate it is a good cal. for that.
That is what i was thinking. will the standard 1in 10 twist stabalize the 210's? and do the VLDs require the throat lengthened or anything? thanks for the help
I have 3, 300 wins shooting 210 Bergers. Sweet combo for sure. They are all 1-10 twist and right about 2900 fps with a 27" tube using Lapua brass and H-1000. I use a standard match reamer and seat them .010" off the lands and they will still fit in a magnum mag box.
Thanks jeff i'll try them out my next trip
You shouldn't have any problems pushing the 210's to well over 2900fps. Using a VLD or A-max you should be okay to 1500 plus. My numbers are 2950 using RL17 with a 208 A-Max out of a factory 26" tube in 300WSM.
Right now i'm just using a 180gr sst over 71.5gr IMR4831 shoots great out to 300
Bet if you start playing around with some slower powders you could speed up the bullet and do some serious damage on varmints to 1200yrds. Wind reading with a 180grn .308cal can be a little tricky so practicing at range is important.
A 300 on a pd size target, I love it. Don't have pd 's here but old woodchuck will work. Hows the air time?
what kind of powder should i be looking at? i have some H4831sc which is alittle slower according to the burn chart i have
You should look at H4350, H4831sc or regular H4831, IMR-4831 and 4350, RL22 and RL25, maybe even RL19. If you want max velocity then RL17 and Mag Pro might be a route to look at. You'll have to pick a couple and try it out and see what happens. Just make sure you load up 3 ro 4 different loads in 1grn increments so that you may find an accuracy node in one of the loads. It is really better to do some research and see what people are using. I know there were a couple threads on 300Win Mag loads here last month. Use the search function. Should be helpful.
I will do that thanks
Forgot about H-1000, it may be a little slow, and it may give you the speed you want. It was one of my accuracy loads, but just not the speed I was looking for in my WSM. With the taller case, it may produce the results you are looking for and give you great accuracy. The 200 to 210 weight bullets are heavy for the caliber and should be used with slow powders. I have a feeling if you stick with H4350, RL22 and H1000 will give the best results.