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Old 01-16-2010, 08:51 PM
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hi guys i was wondering what all you recomended in a 300. i was goin to load up some 168 gr. C/T's but then i was also considering the 180's? i will most likley use it if i go to my west virgina property or if iget crop premits for deer. i want something that will shoot rally flat but also carry alot of knock down let me know what you think and if you have any loaded let me know what powder your 300 liked?
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:28 AM
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I don't reload for the 300 magnum but if you are looking at just deer hunting and long range shots, I think you are choosing a good bullet. 165-168 grains should come out of the 300 magnum like a rocket. I wouldn't worry knockdown power, a 165 grain bullet coming out of the 300 magnum will carry enough energy past 500 yards to drop a deer.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:12 AM
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If you're going to shoot the light (168ish) bullets, make sure you use a premium bullet that will hold together especially on the short shots. They will be screaming.

The 180s are probably more efficient, I don't think the difference in trajectory at average (<400yd) ranges will be very significant.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:43 AM
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I used some 300 win 168 TTSX Barnes bullets that I had originally loaded for elk on deer this year . They have worked very well on both deer and elk for me . I used IMR 4350 for the powder .
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:52 PM
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70.4 grains RE22 and a 190 SMK. I'm going to get bashed for recomending a SMK for hunting but don't knock it until you've tried it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:27 PM
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For deer, I use the 150 grain Barnes Triple Shocks. RL22 powder. I can't remember the powder charge. It's two grains over the max of the original X bulet manual. 1" groups and suppose to be flying at 3300+ fps.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:57 AM
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For the last couple of years I have been shooting nosler accubonds in 165gr over 78grs. of Reloder 22. This load if very accurate out of my rifle, I have taken 5 deer with it and no problems to report. Nice exit wounds with very good blood trails.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:41 AM
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alright thanks guys. i plan on realoding the C/T's Ballistic Silvertip. i did alot of research on it and they seen to be a great bullet. i will plan on using the 168's they should have be great at close range or out to 400.

Thanks guys
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:07 PM
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I use 165 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tips and H 1000 at around 3000 fps, great round.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:07 AM
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well i went 165 gr. Game King HPBT. havn't got to shoot the gun yt but i have several differnet load made up i can't wait
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