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Old 08-01-2003, 02:52 PM
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Try 15 grains difference for 125 to 150fps.I have had no feeding problems at all with my ultramags.Since I don' t use factory loads that is not an issue for me but I can buy 300ultramag loads with 180gr partitions for $55 canadian.Weatherby brand factory loads with 180gr partitions sell for $80 canadian.As for recoil my 300ultramags with mcmillan stocks feel no worse than my 300wby with it' s factory synthetic stock.
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Old 08-01-2003, 03:04 PM
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Gee were touchy Sorry I don' t see ammo that price around here closer to 40 dollars a box and its Remington brass not Norma brass....Based on the quantities i I have seen used on the Gun Racks its a one box deal... all except for you and Stubblejumper.
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Old 08-01-2003, 03:14 PM
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You know Bigcountry after reading your last post I wish I had my 300 wsm' s back heck they were getting almost 3000 fps with a 180 partition. I don' t have a problem with recoil just a problem with useless recoil that is uneeded and unwanted in a hunting situation...
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Old 08-01-2003, 03:21 PM
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True alot of people do trade them in. They buy them for the wrong reasons. Buy them for strickly deer hunting. Yea, I wish I had a 300WSM too. Last weekend however, I did find a firecracker load. I tried 96gr-101 of Retumbo and a 180gr nosler Partition, and was getting 3300 to 3400fps. It cooked. But I was getting 2.5" groups at 200 yards consistently. I believe that might be my moose load for this year. For most people that 300WSM and 300Win mag is ideal. I just like having the option to go faster if I want too.

Tomorrow I am trying out 200gr Hornady' s and 77gr of 4350. I expect to be in the 3000 range with very light recoil. See, with this round you do have that option.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 03:39 PM
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I don' t have any feeding problems either. I also don' t think the recoil is that bad. I got my Chrony working again and 101grs of Retumbo averaged at 3365fps with the 180gr Hornady SST. My OAL is 3.665. I haven' t seen very many used rifles in the Ultra mag line around here.
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:41 PM
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BigCountry, just pulling your leg a little I know you look forward to that. Actually I picked up a 338/378 a few months back(WHy I don' t know) I guess I got it dirt cheap from a guy that lost his job and didn' t need a lot of toys. I know I can resell it in a heartbeat for way more than I paid for it... Looked at the price of new ammo and my jaw dropped...Will be a handloading only proposition and a novelty item at that ... When I go hunting especially for Elk the 338 I have gathering dust in the closet will do the trick. Good luck in your shooting I know how much you want to nail a big moose.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:20 PM
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Well, USDA has just issued a statement, that no meat can be brought back to US from Canada. I am still trying to find out if this applies from Moose from Newfoundland. That sucks.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:40 PM
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At this point it covers meat from all game animals from all parts of canada.The outfitters are hoping this will change but it hasn' t happened yet.
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:12 PM
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Bad for US Hunters and unfortunately worse for Canadian outfitters
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Old 08-03-2003, 11:07 PM
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Well, just got back from the range. I tried those accubonds at 3.8" COL and man did they shoot well. I made it up to 91gr of Re25 and my primers were flat as flop. My groups were around 1.2" at 200 yards. Can' t be happier. Next week,I will try them at 3.6" and see the difference.
 

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