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View Poll Results: Favorite .300 Magnum?
.300 Win. Mag.
30
60.00%
.300 Weatherby
3
6.00%
.300 Rem. Ultra Mag.
5
10.00%
.30-378 Weatherby
0
0%
.308 Warbird
0
0%
.300 WSM
9
18.00%
Other
3
6.00%
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What's your favorite .300 Magnum?

Old 06-07-2010, 09:13 PM
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Default What's your favorite .300 Magnum?

What's your favorite/the best .300 Magnum?
Sorry, have to pick a magnum, no .30-06 or .308, etc...

Which do you think will still be popular in 20 years? which will fail?

I was surprised to learn the .30-378wby passed the 300wby for their #1 seller. (in ammo sales)

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Old 06-08-2010, 05:07 AM
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YOU FORGOT THE BEST ONE....the 300SAUM...just work with one for awhile and you'll see this one didn't get treated right..it is amazing!!
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:08 AM
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.300 Win Mag

Hard to beat a flat shooting classic cartridge with that much knockdown power IMO !
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:55 AM
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I voted for the .300 Win Mag, I feel instead of going with more speed (like the .300 Wby of .30-378) I would rather go up in bullet diameter, to me the .300 Win Mag just makes the most sense.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:48 PM
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Out of the ones that you listed I would probably choose the .300 win mag. It's my understanding that on paper a lot of these calibers look similar, but the newer calibers are loaded to maximum pressures, whereas the win mag is an older cartridge that is kept to lower pressures in factory loads. If you reload and you have a new gun, there is room for improvement with this round. I know that it would be a different situation if I lived in a place where long shots are the norm, I'd have to make a point of practicing at long range. I've never had to worry about long shots and I know that I have no business shooting beyond 200 yards. Personally, if I needed a cartridge with more energy than my 30-06, I'd get a larger diameter cartridge.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:18 AM
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I voted for the 300-win mag because, my 300-win mag has never let me down.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:14 AM
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I voted for the 300 ultra mag because of the ballistics. However, I can't afford to shoot it anymore and I'm shooting a 30.06. I'm looking at getting a 300 win mag because the price of ammo is half the price of 300 ultra mag. What good is a rifle if you can't afford the ammo to shoot a bunch? That's why I am really enjoying shooting my 30.06.

I'll be glad when the economy gets back to where it was. If the economy doesn't come back, then I have a life time supply of 30.06, .243 and 20 gauge ammo.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:01 PM
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.300 Win mag for sure.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Colorado Luckydog View Post
I voted for the 300 ultra mag because of the ballistics. However, I can't afford to shoot it anymore and I'm shooting a 30.06. I'm looking at getting a 300 win mag because the price of ammo is half the price of 300 ultra mag. What good is a rifle if you can't afford the ammo to shoot a bunch? That's why I am really enjoying shooting my 30.06.

I'll be glad when the economy gets back to where it was. If the economy doesn't come back, then I have a life time supply of 30.06, .243 and 20 gauge ammo.
Yeah 300 RUM ammo has gone stupid with pricing it seems. Have you considered what I did and start reloading for it? I saved all of my rifle brass for years, so you can imagine the hundreds of cases I have in 7mm mag and 300RUM. I'll eventually have to get more brass but in the meantime, its alot cheaper!
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:09 AM
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Best .300 hands down is the .300 Salvage.
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