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#6046435 - 11/23/15 08:54 PM Why 300 WinMag over 30-06
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What edge does 300 Win Mag have over 30-06 for deer hunting. I can't see much difference in the two to warrant the cost of ammo, reloading components and overall performance of the 300 Win Mag.
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#6046455 - 11/23/15 09:03 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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300 win has more case capacity which gives more velocity on the heavy bullets (190+). The 06 gives more variety and flexibility in ammo

If you are looking for a generally hunting gun I would say 06. If you are doing a dedicated big game at 500+ I would go win mag

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#6046465 - 11/23/15 09:07 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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You pick up the ability to handle heavier bullets better and greater range. You need to define your needs, if your ranges are 300-350 yards and deer are your target, your observations are correct. Want to stretch the range to 450 or shoot a Nilgai then the calculus changes.
Cleric's answer was while I was thinking and typing


Edited by nsmike (11/23/15 09:09 PM)
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#6046472 - 11/23/15 09:10 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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You can load the 300 at 30-06 speeds but not vice versa. Versatility goes to the 300 but it is definitely allot of gun for just whitetail

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#6046479 - 11/23/15 09:12 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: TxHunter80]
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Originally Posted By: TxHunter80
You can load the 300 at 30-06 speeds but not vice versa. Versatility goes to the 300 but it is definitely allot of gun for just whitetail


You can get more of a variety in over the counter ammo with 06 than 300. Both in terms of bullet type and manufacturer. If you reload you can replicate a 06 load in 300. But if you want 06 performance get an 06

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#6046966 - 11/24/15 08:15 AM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Cleric]
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^^What they said^^
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#6047168 - 11/24/15 09:50 AM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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^^What they said

SOMEBODY WRITE THIS DOWN EVERYBODY IS AGREEING FOR 6 WHOLE POSTS


Edited by catslayer (11/24/15 09:50 AM)
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#6047223 - 11/24/15 10:20 AM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: catslayer]
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#6047258 - 11/24/15 10:40 AM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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An 06 cant push a 200+ gr bullet 2800+ fps like a win mag can.

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#6047344 - 11/24/15 11:18 AM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: MacDaddy21]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
An 06 cant push a 200+ gr bullet 2800+ fps like a win mag can.
got my 300 pushing 190 3000fps without even really pushing the load smile

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#6047484 - 11/24/15 12:07 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: MacDaddy21]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
An 06 cant push a 200+ gr bullet 2800+ fps like a win mag can.


Hot load or long barrel?

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#6047515 - 11/24/15 12:27 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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You getting the itch for another .30-cal, Geezer?
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#6048073 - 11/24/15 05:02 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: bo323]
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Originally Posted By: bo323
Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
An 06 cant push a 200+ gr bullet 2800+ fps like a win mag can.


Hot load or long barrel?


27" Lilja barrel w/ suppressor, 76.8 gr H1000 and the 208 Amax with a little jump, running 2938 fps avg.

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#6048106 - 11/24/15 05:29 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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How are you getting 76.8 gr of H-1000 in an 06' case that has a water capacity of 68.0 gr?

I just finished load development for a friend's .300 Win Mag with H-1000 and a 210 Berger 3.360" O.A.L. and it was a compressed load at 77.0 gr.
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#6048108 - 11/24/15 05:31 PM Re: Why 300 WinMag over 30-06 [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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I thought Mac had a 300...

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