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    Quote Originally Posted by sheephunter View Post
    I have a model 70 300WSM and I like it. I'm shooting 165 gr Sierra Game Kings out of it. I have no idea what kind of velocity I'm getting out of it, and I can't shoot a decent group with any rifle to save my a$$; the deer and elk I've killed with it didn't have an opinion on velocity or group size though.
    I agree 100%. Aslong as you can put the bullet in the vitals of your target at whatever range you feel comfortable, who cares about group size?
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    Sako 75 Finnlight 300 wsm topped with 3.5x10 Swaro. This rig has been my go-to since 2006. It shoots pert near everything I feed it, but I've been using barnes most for hunting, starting to experiment with sierras and noslers. I'd like to know how the eld x do on game at close to moderate ranges ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiMtnHnter View Post
    Sako 75 Finnlight 300 wsm topped with 3.5x10 Swaro. This rig has been my go-to since 2006. It shoots pert near everything I feed it, but I've been using barnes most for hunting, starting to experiment with sierras and noslers. I'd like to know how the eld x do on game at close to moderate ranges ....
    Sounds like what I want...

    What grainers are you shooting? 150? 165? 180? other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiMtnHnter View Post
    Sako 75 Finnlight 300 wsm topped with 3.5x10 Swaro. This rig has been my go-to since 2006. It shoots pert near everything I feed it, but I've been using barnes most for hunting, starting to experiment with sierras and noslers. I'd like to know how the eld x do on game at close to moderate ranges ....
    Mcseal2 was saying there were some too soft complaints about the ELD-X on the LRH forum. I've seen others that love it. I suspect like most tipped non-bonded bullets, up close it would tend to make a mess. I'm going to try the 150 grain version in my 280. Am hoping the more modest velocity will make it a good match. If all goes according to plan, the gun will love them, and I will have a field report on how they worked on deer and cow elk at the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    Sounds like what I want...

    What grainers are you shooting? 150? 165? 180? other?
    In the TSX I shoot the 180s. I've used these to take antelope, deer, and elk with very good results. I've used RL 19 and 17 and Ramshot powder, all with good results.

    I've loaded up some 165 gn sierra gamekings using RL 17. They shoot fantastic little groups.

    I got ahold of some 210 gn Nosler LR bullets. While the Sako's 11" twist may not be ideal for these, initial experiments show stability and accuracy.

    I'd like to try the eld's, but some of my shots are close. This year's bull fell at just 75 yards. I'd also like to give 190 gn berger vld a shot. I saw these work on an elk this year and the bullet did just as it was supposed to.

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    I'm a member of the 300wsm club. 150 ballistic tips for deer/antelope, and various different 180 grains for elk. I'm going to experiment with some 190 and 200 grain loads for a future moose hunt pretty soon. If anyone has experience/likes/dislikes with those heavier loads in the 300wsm, let's hear em.

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    Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalked BOSS 300 WSM.

    Shoots Winchester silver-tips in 150 and 180 Gr Equally well.

    One of the most accurate rifles I own.

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