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Old 01-12-2007, 11:25 AM
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Default 300 WSM for deer or any hunting?

Anyone have one of these and use it for deer hunting? It seems like overkill but I might be able to get a good deal on one.
Anyone have any input here. Also would be going on a elk hunt sometime in the future it would work great for that I think.
Just want some opinions here.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:31 AM
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If you can get a good deal on one and have aspirations of Elk hunting in the future, then go for it. It is a good caliber. It may be a little more than you "need" for deer, but who cares. I shot a nice doe with my .300 win mag last year with 165 fail safe and she dropped 10 feet from impact. It did wreck an entire shoulder though. Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:26 PM
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You don't need a .300 mag for any deer but if can shoot it well and its a bargain then its also one of the most versatile and capable rounds on the market.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:47 PM
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More than you really need for deer but they won't know the difference.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:50 PM
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http://winchester.com/products/catalog/cfrdetail.aspx?symbol=SBST300S&cart=MzAwIFdTTQ ==&bn=5&use=7

my research shows that the 300wsm is just as good as the 30-06 and has less bullet drop with the same weight bullet over the same range. Was gonna buy me a 30-06 until i dug a little deeper into the research. Corse 30-06 ammo is easier to find in a pinch -v- the 300wsm
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:54 PM
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It will work just fine as long as you can handle the gun. In reality the 3006 is more then you need for deer but you don't see to many say that do you??? Just don't get caught up in the faster is better thing unless you need it, as many do. By thisI mean if your going to be hunting deer where 100 or underyard shot is normal and 200 yard is on the long side of things no need to load up 150 gr bullets or rapid expansion bullets. This is where many make mistakes, then they blame the chambering or the bullet. Match your situation with the proper bullet and go hunt deer. If its time to tackle something bigger again match the bullet to the application and go hunting. Thats the beauty of owning a cartridge that is multi purpose!
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:05 PM
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I have two guns in 300 WSM and am quite fond of the caliber. I have killed deer in east Texas and Oklahoma with them, and it might be a little too much for east Texas size deer. People will say that there is no such thing as overkill and that is probably right, but there is definitely more than needed. I am all about good deals, so I would say buy it.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:12 PM
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There is no such thing as overkill. Go for it! Good luck.
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:02 AM
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Go ahead and get you some !! It will make great rifle for along time. I shoot a .300wm for whitetail and I just dont see that it does anymore damage to the deer then my .270wsm .
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:56 AM
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I would get it! It's a great all-around caliber! Get it and you can take anything in NA with it. Definately don't worry about who said what about over kill. It's a gun like anyother, just a juiced up 30-06. It'll be fine.
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