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If you guys were setting up a heavy barreled(under 10#) 300WSM for deer hunting from 300 to 600 yards. What bullet would be your preferred bullet to hunt with?? Tom
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180 ballistic tip hands down.
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185, 190, or 210 Berger VLD.
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Anything over 165 grains you will be handicaping your self. Heavier bullets will not expand on deer size game, and they hurt your velocity and trajectory.

My rifle for long range southern (NC/SC) bean field is a 300 RUM. I handload the Speer 165 Grand Slame. It works for me.

I've found out the hard way, that at long range, you need to put it on the ground. That takes shot placement and a reliable expanding bullet. Never sacrifice bullet expansion for better BC, that is why good made range finders!
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Another vote for a 210 Berger, High BC and very accurate out of a 300WSM. Here's my set up

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The savage rifle I had loved. I mean loved 180 grain power points. The deer I shot with it hated them. I never shot them over 100 yards, but up to 100 I could print one ragged hole with my 300 WSM with 5 shots. That was with a 4x scope yet to boot.

You will have to take your gun out and try some loads. Not all guns like the same loads. I have never found a gun that wouldn't shoot seirra game kings or Nosler BT's. I would start with the seirra's then go from there. The Noslers cost close to twice as much with the same end result on game.

Both work the best with slower velocities IMO that come with longer range.

Most premium bullets are designed to hold together at very high velocities. Unless you are shooting very close or at larger than deer size game I would save my money.

Seems like today some bullets are good at both. Gotta love technology. Many will argue it's a small price to pay with all things considered. I won't even try to argue that one.

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Anything over 165 grains you will be handicaping your self. Heavier bullets will not expand on deer size game, and they hurt your velocity and trajectory.

My rifle for long range southern (NC/SC) bean field is a 300 RUM. I handload the Speer 165 Grand Slame. It works for me.

I've found out the hard way, that at long range, you need to put it on the ground. That takes shot placement and a reliable expanding bullet. Never sacrifice bullet expansion for better BC, that is why good made range finders!

I disagree. A heavier bullet has a better SD and commonly has a better BC. They also hold their velocity and energy better. I'd personally load a 180 or 200 Nosler Ballistic tip for deer at those ranges.
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180 ballistic tip hands down.
I agree with this answer. When I was shooting long range, I consistently had very good luck with the ballistic tips. I don't think from a .300WSM that 300-600 yard distances is far enough to worry about loss of velocity causing a lack of expansion with this bullet. The 180 will carry farther, better than the 150 or 165 and will still expand and put them down. No doubt about it.
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Hogshead, the solution is easy. Just try some on deer and see what you think.
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Hogshead, the solution is easy. Just try some on deer and see what you think.

I like the way you think!! Tom.
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