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#5675324 - 03/29/15 09:44 PM 300 Win Mag Bullet Weight
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I ended up buying a used TC Prohunter Muzzleloader for my daughter that came with a 2nd barrel...a 28" SS 300 Win Mag.

I have my own TC Prohunter with multiple barrels and while I do not need and I wasn't looking to buy a 300 Win Mag I now have one. So I will likely keep it versus sell it (more toys).

So with that as background, when I start playing with ammo and bullet weights what is the bullet weight that the 300 Win Mag was more or less intended to shoot? I am guessing 180 gr but would appreciate any comments with a short rationale. Thanks.


Edited by TonyinVA (03/29/15 09:57 PM)

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#5675333 - 03/29/15 09:48 PM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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Depends on what you want it to do. I'm between 165-180 with my WM(s), accubonds, of course, save <150gr for the wsm.

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#5675338 - 03/29/15 09:49 PM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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150 on the low end for velocity for flatter shooting st short ranges
180 is a good balance
210 on the high end for bc for longer range

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#5675348 - 03/29/15 09:54 PM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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Intended use would be for hunting.....and probably not out past 350-400 yards (hopefully less). So looking for a bullet weight that would be accurate. I know you need to experiment...just looking for some guidelines.


Edited by TonyinVA (03/29/15 09:56 PM)

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#5675575 - 03/30/15 07:39 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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I'm digging the 208 amax in my win mag
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#5675657 - 03/30/15 08:32 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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It's hard to beat a 180 grain bullet for hunting in the 300 WM. A Nosler Accubond, Hornady Interbond or SST are really good choices.
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#5675667 - 03/30/15 08:37 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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I like the 168 ttsx
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#5675677 - 03/30/15 08:42 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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Guys...thanks.

I think I'll start with the 180 gr and see how they shoot out of the barrel. If that works well I may just stop there based on how frequently I will likely use that particular barrel.

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#5675688 - 03/30/15 08:49 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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good choice.

I have one shooting 165gr Accubonds and one shooting 180 gr accubonds


Edited by jdk1985 (03/30/15 08:49 AM)

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#5675743 - 03/30/15 09:18 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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I would go with 165-8 for penetration and a flatter trajectory.

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#5675763 - 03/30/15 09:30 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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It was designed for 165-180 grain (that doesn't mean other weights won't do fine). I like 180 grain for my .300s, so that's what I use. I wouldn't hesitate to use a little lighter bullet though, especially in one of the monometals.
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#5675919 - 03/30/15 10:51 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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All good advice...much appreciated

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#5675972 - 03/30/15 11:18 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I wouldn't hesitate to use a little lighter bullet though, especially in one of the monometals.


A Barnes x bullet 165 is about the same as a 180 lead bullet.
On a light weight 300 you need to shoot the lightest weight that will group well.
My point is to use the lightest bullet you can to keep from punishing your shoulder.
A Barnes x bullet 150 is about the same as a 150 lead bullet.
Think about it and borrow some 180gr and compare it to a 150 grain!! rifle

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#5676005 - 03/30/15 11:32 AM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: BIGDOG1956]
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Originally Posted By: BIGDOG1956
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I wouldn't hesitate to use a little lighter bullet though, especially in one of the monometals.


A Barnes x bullet 165 is about the same as a 180 lead bullet.
On a light weight 300 you need to shoot the lightest weight that will group well.
My point is to use the lightest bullet you can to keep from punishing your shoulder.
A Barnes x bullet 150 is about the same as a 150 lead bullet.
Think about it and borrow some 180gr and compare it to a 150 grain!! rifle


BigDog,
I appreciate the advice and do not like getting beat up if I do not have to. That said, I am not very concerned about recoil. The ProHunter Flex Tech stock really is amazing when it comes to reducing the felt recoil. I have my 5ft daughter using my 50 cal muzzleloader with 150 gr of WhiteHots and a 250 gr Barnes tipped expander...no issues. I am a big fan of that stock design.

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#5676141 - 03/30/15 12:32 PM Re: 30 Win Mag Bullet Weight [Re: TonyinVA]
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Barnes X 165 has worked great on deer for me.

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