I what been looking at buying another rifle for shooting LR 1200 yards for deer. Im looking at Tikka T3 and a Savage 116 FHSS. Or any other suggestions. I have it narrowed to 7MM mag or 300 Win Mag or even 300 WSM. What do you guys think.
I just got done looking all over town for a Savage Model 111 LRH no luck. Are they out yet? So You guys think 300 WSM. Why the WSM over the Win Mag?
They are out, but new to the Savage line this year. So you will probably have to order one from one of your local dealers. As far as the WSM is concerned, you can achieve 300WM like velocity and loads with about 10 grains less powder in a short action. Being a short action, it also reduces weight because it is in a short action. You can push heavier bullets better with a 300WM, but you can get enough velocity out of the WSM to get the job done.
Other guys will argue the WSM is a better cartridge because it does not have a belted casing. I think that has become a bunk myth. The military is now converting all there sniper rifles to 300WM's because of its higher lethality at distances over 1000yrds. So I doubt there is any issue with accuracy due to a belted cartridge. It is a matter of preference. For a littler cartridge, it is very capable of big magnum abilities. The WSM really shines with 180 class bullets. I can tell you from experience that it handles the 200+ class bullets just fine.