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- Apr 26, 2013
I have a few different calibers in the safe but I have to say my .270 Winchester handloaded with Accubond 140s has to be my go to for deer and elk. Real thumper.
CC, it seems like I'm in agreement with about everything you post. I shoot a 300 win mag and a 25-06. Pretty much handles anything I hunt. 180 accubonds shoot real well from my 300. If you don't mind my asking, what do you shoot in your Wby?If I had to pick just one, it would be hard for me to pick between my 30-06 and .300 Wby. I think it would be the .300 because of better performance with 180 gr and above bullets.
I shoot a 25-06 on deer, antelope and feral hogs and love the caliber, but I don't think it has enough oomph (shooting a 117 gr bullet) for elk or moose.
So your saying no "Kentucky" windage?300 RUM a lot of people dont like them mine shoots a 168gr barns at 3280 fps probably the flattest shooting 300 out there its a little heavy but its dead on for a long poke
I beg to differ with you. I have a .300 Wby that gets 3200 with a 180 gr Nosler Partition. My son shoots a .300RUM that we hand load for and we have compared a lot of different loads on the chronograph and shooting distances up tp 500 yards. In most loads, his rum is slightly faster than my Wby, but it takes about 10 more grains of powder to do it. Ballistically they are almost identical, except with 220 grain bullets where his rum is better.300 RUM a lot of people dont like them mine shoots a 168gr barns at 3280 fps probably the flattest shooting 300 out there its a little heavy but its dead on for a long poke
Yeah, reloading my .300 WBY eats the powder...I love my 300 rum slinging 180 grain scirrocos but for all around ill take the 270 any day. Way better gas mileage!
this nails itA lot of this conversation is about taste, confidence and how the rifle makes us feel.
It will work quite well on a bison also. I know quite a few hunters that have shot one with the old 0630-06 its a classic and can knock down most every thing except maybe a bison. Not to mention I own one and don't have enough money to buy anything new lol.