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Old 11-26-2006, 06:40 PM
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Any consumer reports on this caliber from members would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-26-2006, 06:43 PM
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I don't like the .300 WSM because it as billed as something it isn't, a .300 Win Mag killer, the .300 WSM is also not very good with 200+ grain bullets, all in all, if you want a 300 Magnum get the Long Action .300 Win Mag.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:43 PM
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I don't personally own one, but I did sight one in for a buddy the other day. It was a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless, and the recoil was very minimal on it, and it put 3 shots in a nice lil cluster. Thats my only experience with that cartridge, sorry no on game performance reviews.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:44 PM
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Also, ammo for the .300 WSM is more expensive and harder to find.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:51 PM
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I have two 300 WSMs and like them both. I started out with a "custom" Thompson Encore with Virgin Valley 300 WSM barrel and liked it so much that I bought 300 WSM barrel for my Blaser R-93. I have only shot Winchester Supreme 150 gr ballistic tips in my guns, but their performance has been super (under 1" at 100 yards and never had a deer take a step).
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:15 PM
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The reason I asked is because I am transferring from University of Alaska to a school back home in Texas. Where whitetails and mulies will be primarily what I hunt. I have a 300 wby right now and I absolutely love it! Yet I want a more compact size rifle that still packs a punch. After hunting with my 300 wby for several years, I just want to make sure that I wont be disappointed with the persormance if I indeed get a 300 wsm.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:24 PM
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The reason I asked is because I am transferring from University of Alaska to a school back home in Texas. Where whitetails and mulies will be primarily what I hunt. I have a 300 wby right now and I absolutely love it! Yet I want a more compact size rifle that still packs a punch. After hunting with my 300 wby for several years, I just want to make sure that I wont be disappointed with the persormance if I indeed get a 300 wsm.
Don't buy into that garbage about a more compact rifle, the 22" barrel on some of the WSM's effects performance, that .300 WBY will do a lot more than the .300 WSM.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:33 PM
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Also, ammo for the .300 WSM is more expensive and harder to find.
The ammo may be costly but so is 300 Win Mag and 300 Wby Mag. Every WalMart that I have been to in Texas and Oklahoma carries it. Also in Texas, Academy Sporting Goods stores carry several varieties of 300 WSM ammo. Hard to find? I don't think so.

If you have a 300 wby that you like, I don't see any reason to change. If can kill deer in Alaska, then you can sure kill deer in Texas.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:52 PM
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Also, ammo for the .300 WSM is more expensive and harder to find.
The ammo may be costly but so is 300 Win Mag and 300 Wby Mag. Every WalMart that I have been to in Texas and Oklahoma carries it. Also in Texas, Academy Sporting Goods stores carry several varieties of 300 WSM ammo. Hard to find? I don't think so.

If you have a 300 wby that you like, I don't see any reason to change. If can kill deer in Alaska, then you can sure kill deer in Texas.
.300 Win Mag ammo in my neck of the woods is 15$, while standard caliber ammo is 10$.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:31 PM
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I am not arguing the fact that you can buy cheap ammo for 300 win mag, but if you compare apples and apples, I would bet the prices are not too far apart. I personally only shoot "premium" ammo in all my guns. I shoot Hornady LeverEvolutions in my 30-30, and Winchester Supremes in most everything else. My experiences with "cheap" ammo is that you get what you pay for.
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