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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW Pennsylvania
Re: 300 win mag question.
In my rifle, the Federal Fusion / Classic / Power Shock, shoots as good as or even better then the Remington's.
But they all seem hit about the same place, so most times if I am going to shoot factory loads, my decision on which round to buy is based more on which round the gun is already sighted in for and how good of a bullet I can get and how good of a deal I can get on a couple of boxes of shells. If I find a round that works well, I will go back to the same store, but the same round with the same lot number and buy several more boxes.
My opinion is that since there was no old guns - obsolete, chambered for the 300 Winchester Magnum, that they load every round to the max from the factory and that there is not a lot to be gained by buying one manufacturer's round over another or by shooting only one manufacturers rounds.
My problem is - my rifle shoots the 150 gr bullets equally well and it is hard sometimes to remember which round the gun is sighted in for since I have both bullet weights in my gun cabinet drawer.
A good rifle and the use of good optics is the key to good accuracy when it comes to shooting the .300 Winchester Magnum - premium bullets does not shoot any better in my opinion then does cheap bullets out to 300 yards.
If you were going to hunt - Montana, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Texas where you knew you could shoot 500 yards - and you were going to hunt elk or sheep or Bears or other large or dangerous game, then a premium bullet would be necessary. But for a little old whitetail deer or bear - the cheap factory loads works equally well.
Maybe even better - because at $25 - $35 a box, you can afford to practice and not just rely on a one time - sighting in the rifle to learn how it shoots at all ranges..
Some people will buy a box of shells, shoot 5 times, hit the bulls eye at 100 yards and then use the ballistics table on the back of the box as a bible - as per how they think their rifle will shoot at 200 or 300 yards.
If I had $100 for every-time I missed a deer because I aimed over its back with other rifles or shotguns with punkin balls - I would be a millionaire right now.
I have found that it is best to shoot directly at the deer and let the bullet do its job and not try to be a ballistics calculator and try to figure out where the bullet is going to hit at a certain distance.
In a hurry, you will be wrong more times then you will be right.
That is where the 300 Winchester Magnum works best!