300wm. What bullets should I shoot?

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  1. mrbofus

    mrbofus Well-Known Member

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    Probably beaten to death by now.....

    I have a 300 wm that will shoot 180 Nosler balistic tips very well. I also have a load for 165 g interlocks that are very consistant.

    I read alot of the 200-215G bullets shot out of the 300 like the VLD's.

    Is the 300 better with the heavier bullets like the 200+g or with the 165-180G?

    This is a hunting rifle Remington 700 WM. and I shoot no more than 500yrds.

    any input appreciated.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I do shoot farther than you are right now, but have to wonder if you had a good load with the Berger 215 if you would not shoot farther? The 215 Berger is the best thing that ever happened to the 300 win mag. This combination still amazes me after using it over two years.

    Jeff
     
  3. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    For the distance you are shooting, I think what you are inquiring will work just fine. Lots of game taken with less weight bullets.
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    hunting jackrabbits? elk?
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    215s for sure!
     
  6. mrbofus

    mrbofus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, from mice to moose as the saying goes.

    Mostly Mulies and Wapati's
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Any more I load the 215 Berger for all my 30 cals below 300 RUM, mice to elk it's all better with less wind drift and more precision gun)
     
  8. mrbofus

    mrbofus Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like I should get some 215 VLD's and give it a whirl.
     
  9. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Or,
    Just for laughs
    130 gr ttsx, at say 3600 fps give or take.
    Should be flat as he'll inside 400.
     
  10. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Like you - i shot 180 ballistic tips and accubonds with great success. I shot many elk and deer inside 500 without issues.

    Then came the 215 berger. It took me quite a while to get them dialed in. but now i am consistently shooting them at 2850 out of my 26 in bbl 300 WM.

    They are stupid expensive, but worth it if all your doing is hunting.

    Im pretty darn cheap, so the $55 a box kills me, but hey, thats what the 223 is forgun)
     
  11. Mauser34

    Mauser34 Well-Known Member

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    What about using a 210gr Nosler Accubond Long Range?
     
  12. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I've taken several hogs with the Barnes TTSX bullets. All of my shots have been at less than 275 yards.
     
  13. mrbofus

    mrbofus Well-Known Member

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    Powder suggestions for the 215 VLD out of a Rem 700 w 26" tube?
     
  14. barefooter56

    barefooter56 Well-Known Member

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    mrbofus,
    Contact us at [email protected] for loading information on the 215 hybrid target bullets for your 300 WM. BROZ also has a great string on his success under ELK HUNTING on this website ( I believe).