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#6623806 - 01/09/17 10:36 AM What bullets for .300 Win Mag?
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My new custom built .300 Win Mag is about to be done and I never shot a 300 before and I like some info on what you .300 shooters prefer in bullets and powders for some deer / hog hunting up to heavy game / 800 lbs. I have some H1000, RL 19, 22, 25 , IMR 7828, Retumbo and H4831. I like the Nosler Ballistic Tips, Bergers, and Sierra Gamekings. Just not sure where to start. Please guide me in the right direction. Thanks


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#6623828 - 01/09/17 10:52 AM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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Sure most any of the bullets you listed would work.

My favorite hunting bullet ive shot out of my 300 (a wby 300) is a 200 grain partition. Best accuracy I have been able to get was a 220 grain round nose. Currently have it stoked with 165 grain accubonds and have not shot a critter with it. Favorite has got to be the 200 NP's.

So far I have shot
180 grain factory wby spire points
220 grain hornady round nose interlock
200 grain NP
180 grain barns x (original x)
150 or 165 grain GMX
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#6623832 - 01/09/17 10:54 AM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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Depends what you want. If you want extreme distance go higher grain for bc. If you want a bit flatter go 190-200 area.

I shoot a 190 accubond lr at 3050 fps

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#6623893 - 01/09/17 11:23 AM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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I am just now trying the Hornady 220 grain ELDX in my 300 win mag. Should be at the range in a couple of weeks.
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#6623905 - 01/09/17 11:29 AM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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Which bullet and powder for a 300 WM is one of the largest open ended questions. The options are endless. Which one depends on what you want to do, and powder depends on which bullet you choose. Personally, I'm running a Hornady 225 BTHP at 2800+ fps for the high BC and ultra long range I'm shooting them at. A good dual purpose bullet for hunting/target is the 208 A-max. And the new line of ELD-M and ELD-X bullets are good. Berger VLD's and Hybrids work well, also. It just depends on which flavor you want at Baskin Robins.
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#6623940 - 01/09/17 11:51 AM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
papa45 Offline
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I've killed three elk with my .300, using a 165 or 180 gr Nosler Accubond. It also seems the faster you push these things, the more accurate they shoot.

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#6623990 - 01/09/17 12:24 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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Im running the new Hornady ELDX 200 over 72.7 H4831 and it's nails out of mine. 24" barrel. I ran 79 grains of H1000 under the Nosler 180BT and was OK. Not as accurate for me as the above

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#6624216 - 01/09/17 02:45 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
Buzzsaw Offline
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does twist rate matter on the .300 wm?
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#6624235 - 01/09/17 02:54 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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I see the Hornady ELD X 212 bullet has the highest BC of .663

Just ordered the 178 and 212 ELD-X , 180 Nosler Ballistic Tip, and the Berger 210 VLD Hunting bullets to start off with and see how they perform. Redding Type S set and Redding full sizer die as well with some Norma brass. The 178 ELD X and 180 Nosler Ballistic Tips can be used for the .308 as well. Thanks cheers

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#6624312 - 01/09/17 03:33 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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sounds like you are ready to break her in and develop a great load, be sure to post pictures and range reports

Good luck, I'm sure this new rifle will rock it !!!
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#6624448 - 01/09/17 04:57 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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1 in 10 is the norm. Likely have to get specialty high end barrel to go to 1-9 or 1-11. 1-10 will handle most of what one would want to launch. All the the bullets the OP posted will be no issues out of 1-10. I'd love to hear about the performance of thew 212 eldx. I'm so locked in to the accuracy the 200 is giving me not sure I'd want to change but let us know.........

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#6624457 - 01/09/17 05:02 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 1879
Originally Posted By: Big Stan
Berger 210


Try H1000.

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#6624856 - 01/09/17 08:25 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
Gatorpoint Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
I have good luck in my sendero with 180 grain nosler accubonds over RL-22.

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#6625200 - 01/09/17 10:32 PM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
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Loc: Waco
200 gr ELDX has been performing well this past year on elk from 300-800 yards

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#6632135 - 01/14/17 10:52 AM Re: What bullets for .300 Win Mag? [Re: Big Stan]
Peaceman Offline
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Registered: 01/08/17
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I took a moose with the 200 ELD-x. at 100 yards, great performance with a sizeable exit hole. Shoots sub moa in my Tikka and I didn't get any better results handloading so am sticking with the factory loads. I have too many other rifles to play with at the range that are more fun to shoot than a light weight 300WM:)

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