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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 PM
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Weatherby Mark V .340 Wby. Mag. Good luck.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:51 AM
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I have had a place on the Kenai for years and one of my brothers has been stationed @ Ft. Rich for the past decade...we have hunted pretty much everything that moves up there for about 20 years now and both of us use .300 Win Mag with 180g Nosler Partitions...haven't found anything it won't kill and it is the perfect combo of light and accurate and easy on the shoulder. Both of our pre-64 Winny's have taken moose, brown and black bear and caribou. His wife also uses a .300 Win Mag as well and has been equally successful. One doesn't need a 375 or 416 to hunt up there.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:33 PM
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300 WinMag in Stainless, I have hunted here since 1989 and lived here since 1997 and that is all the rifle I have ever needed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:53 AM
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Bronco (Anyone) - I have a Marlin Guide in 444 Marlin. I hand load and am using either the Speer Gold Dot or the Hornady Leverlution bullet. (I pull the Hornady Leverlution factory stuff and reload with a different powder choice for optimum performance out of my rifle).

I am not likely to run into any Browns or moose down here in Alabama . Just trying to learn of some good bullet options for hand loading this cartridge.

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:08 PM
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I never bothered with the .444 simply because of the lack of bullets available for it. But now Hornady makes a 300 gr .429" bullet that would be ideal for this cartridge. You may want to look into load data for that bullet. It sure would be a nice bear bullet. I know for sure it is devastating on deer out of a muzzleloader/sabot.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:40 PM
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I am guessing you are not reloading so that would limit several options for you. I would say go with something common like one of the 300 mags, 338 Win Mag. Ammo for those are pretty easy to find almost anywhere and they have a wide selection. Now if you do reload then your options would certainly be better.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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any gun brands better than others in the .300 win mag?
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:08 AM
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Not really in all honestly. You're main differences will be asthetics, and action design. I personally prefer CRF guns, name the M70. Others like pushfeed guns, like the m700, etc. The quality of the trigger, and the quality of the glass and mounting system for the scope will be the largest factor, IMO.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:56 AM
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M134..takes em all out.

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:51 PM
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Nice toy, but its "only a 308" lol
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