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    .30cal question

    I am hankering for something that chucks more lead and the one of the obvious choices is a .30
    my current arsenal limits me to 150gr realistically.
    180-200gr would be my target range

    I would be using it on red/sika stags and some boar (TBC) and the occasional longer range day here and there

    I have a 270 so dont really want a 30-06
    not sure I want a 308 either TBH

    I like the idea of a 300 Win Mag (what I really liked the idea of was a 30-338 Lapua Mag! but that wont happen)

    have done the usual google to death but dont actually know anyone with a 300WM

    discuss..

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    Accurate on here has a very nice AI in 300wm, pick his brains, very helpful chap.
    Last edited by Spoony; 06-01-2013 at 20:06.
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    I have 3 calibres; 308, 30-06 and 300WM

    I shoot 165gr bullets in all three. Some people say that 165gr in 308 is too much and 150gr is more than adequate but 165gr works very well. I dont use the 30-06 much. The 300WM is my favourite round. From a 100m zero, he drop at 150m is am inch and and 200m, 3.5 inches. The recoil is more noticeable that the other 2 but no where near as bad (for me) as people make it out to be. I use a muzzle brake at times and In the UK I use a moderator. With the moderator, it is akin to shooting an air rifle.

    If you plan to travel abroad be aware that in France both 308 and 30-06 are classified as military calibres..................

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    Cracking round! Big and loud, not for the shy retiring types! Lots of powder (65-80 grains per pop) and the deer won't be any more or less dead than with your 270......but you will have a big smile on your face and feel the hunter gatherer through and through because you did it with a big gun! Down sides of magnums are that you have to choose your bullet carefully or you will be throwing away a lot of spoilt meat. Just make sure your accuracy doesn't suffer. I believe many find the 7mm rm to 300 wm to be the limit of comfort with regards to recoil. I love my 7mm though and can generally see the shot hit through the scope
    Buy it and enjoy!!

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    I would be using it on red/sika stags and some boar (TBC) and the occasional longer range day here and there

    8x57 will throw a 150 grain bullet at over 2,800fps in a longer barrel and a 196 grain at 2,300fps in similar length. For the wild pig, unless in a country where it is prohibited, it might be another solution?

    The latter load, 196 at 2,300fps is an excellent long range round as it was designed as such from the offset by the Germans in about 1934.

    it was used as a long range sniping round during the conflict is former Yugoslavia in the late 1980s.

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    interesting it seems to chuck 165s at the same sort of speeds as a 270 chucks 130's (3200fps) with similar trajectory

    I like the idea of using heavier bullets at slightly lower speed though as well. especially for boar
    do you really get more meat damage with 300WM? is that not just down to bullet choice and shot placement?

    I do plan to go abroad, have family in France trying to get on the local chasse

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    Friend of mine in the forces uses the 338 lapua mag - they call it the amputater as "limbs seem to fall off when you hit centre mass..."

    Never shot one so not sure how abusive they are - he's a pro so no point asking him if its forgiving lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I am hankering for something that chucks more lead and the one of the obvious choices is a .30
    my current arsenal limits me to 150gr realistically.
    180-200gr would be my target range

    I would be using it on red/sika stags and some boar (TBC) and the occasional longer range day here and there

    I have a 270 so dont really want a 30-06
    not sure I want a 308 either TBH

    I like the idea of a 300 Win Mag (what I really liked the idea of was a 30-338 Lapua Mag! but that wont happen)

    have done the usual google to death but dont actually know anyone with a 300WM

    discuss..
    Due to the similarity in cases??~Muir

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    Remington Express 180 grain Core-Lokit in 303 British. In a good quality rifle you can a 2
    inch group at 300 yards all day. At that range any game you hit will drop without running
    with a properly placed shot


    Regards Neilo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Due to the similarity in cases??~Muir
    yes, a bit of that
    almost too close, although I have plenty of brass!

    fancy something that is bit different

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