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What are the pros and cons of the 300wsm?

Old 11-21-2005, 06:19 AM
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Default What are the pros and cons of the 300wsm?

What are the pros and cons of the 300wsm?How good of a deer rifle is it
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:34 AM
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Default RE: What are the pros and cons of the 300wsm?

Pros- Short stiff action, accurate, would be a great flat-shooting deer rifle.

Cons- VERY expensive factory ammo, Very expensive brass, and VERY expensive factory ammo. Oh.....sorry, I already said that. I guess it just sticks out in my mind that the ammo is twice the price of "regular" ammo.

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:00 AM
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Default RE: What are the pros and cons of the 300wsm?

The 300wsm is a great cartridge for use on game up to and including moose and elk.It offers almost the same ballistics as the 300winmag but the 300win mag offers a far greater variety of factory loads if you don't handload.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:47 AM
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I dont reload so the 300 win mag whould be better to go with ?Also how does the 300 win mag compare to the 7mm mag?
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:57 AM
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Default RE: What are the pros and cons of the 300wsm?

I love my .300WSM --- I've shot a .30-06 for 25 years, and sometimes shoot a .30-30 too, but for hunting fields where you may have a shot over 300 yards, that .300 is bad news. It doesn't kick all that worse than my .30-06, and it's dumped every deer I've shot in their tracks. It's accurate, and hits like a ton of bricks.

Yes the ammo is a little more expensive, but to me it's worth it. Other than that, I can't think of a single "con".
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:06 PM
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The 7mmremmag and 300win mag offer nearly identical trajectories with bullets of similar sectional density.The 300 offers a little more power and a little more recoil.For deer,the 7mmremmag is more than powerful enough.
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:25 PM
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At longer ranges energy levels for 300 WM and 7mm RM are pretty close. 7mm ammo is cheaper with less recoil. I chose 7mm when I had the 300 and 7mm to choose from, I'm not dissapointed with what I picked. A 7mm will do almost everything a 300 will do with less kick and more ammo for your money, especially if you don't reload.
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