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    Who else likes the 300wsm

    Love my browning A Bolt ll in 300wsm. Put a Bell and Carlson sporter stock from redhawk rifles on it. Put a timmney after market trigger spring and topped it with a 3.5 -14×40 nikon Prostaff 5 with xr turret.
    A month ago I finally got some hornady ELD-X in 178 gr. Over 64.5 gr. of RL17 getting an average muzzle velocity of 2975 fps. Not blazing fast, but fast enough for me.
    15 shots make a 1 inch hole @ 100 yds. Still waiting on my turret so I can try it at longer ranges.
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    I love .300 mags! But mine is a Weatherby. It is a custom commercial mauser action. Shilen SS match grade barrel, B & C stock and a 4 x 14 Leupold VXIII with ballistic turret. Shoots sub moa out to 5oo yds (that is as far as I shot it). I reload everything. 180 gr Nosler Partition, RL25 powder, muzzle vel is right at 3300 fps.
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    I picked up a used HS Precision SPL in 300 WSM not too long ago. First couple of handloads grouped real well with some 150 Nosler BT I use in my .308 Winny. Since then I acquired a box of Barnes 168 TTSX of which I hope to develop a good load.. I'll be interested to see what velocity I can get in a "safe" load as the barrel is 22". Rifle is light and a dream to hold. Recoil is less than I expected from such a light rifle which I'm guessing is due to the stock being pretty straight.

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    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.

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    Gonna pick 1 up sooner than later....

    Have a 300win.mag, but it's a bear, and kicks harder than my .340wby!

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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.
    Truer words have never been spoken!! I think I get too hung up on velocity and group size, but that's what I do for a pass time so I'm always looking at stuff like that.

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    I LOVE my 300 WSM. It is virtually the only rifle we hunt with in our family. It's a 10 year old custom Christensen Arms, and last year was topped with a Nightforce NXS. It has a muzzle brake and is quite loud, but kicks like a .243. The noise is easily solved with foam ear plugs.

    The last time I shot a group with it (which isn't too frequent) it was 0.6 MOA @ 400 yards.

    The last four shots my children have fired while hunting have resulted in a blacktail (daughter @ 435 yards across canyon under an old fruit tree), blacktail (son @ 435 yards, across canyon under an old fruit tree), cow elk (daughter about 190 yards), blacktail (daughter two days ago @ 305 yards). All I can say is having a rifle I know will do it's part if I do mine gives me a lot of peace of mind.

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    Sako A7 tecomate for my 300wsm with leupold vx-3. 165 gr bonded bullets. Model 70 classic 300wsm for my spouse, 180 gr accubonds.They take everything from coyotes to bison.

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    I haven't ever had a 300wsm, but I do have a 270 wsm and I am a huge fan!

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    My son has a 300 WSM and it is a really fantastic caliber and both he and I like it!
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