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300 WSM

I just purchased a Savage 11 GNS in the 300 WSM. I've n really been much of a Savage person over the years, but got a good deal on this one. How are these guns and what are do you all load for the 300 WSM? Thanks!
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Re: 300 WSM

Mike I do not have a Savage, but I do shoot a Tikka 300 WSM. I shoot a 168 grain load tipped with a Barnes TSX. Very nice shooting round, and great gun to carry in the woods!

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Re: 300 WSM

Great cartridge, right up there between the /06 & 300wm, not too bad on the shoulder, but bad enough to get uncomfortable off the bench after 8 shots... If your hand loading H-4350seems to be THE powder, bullets either Nosler Partitions or Barnes TSX, those will handle anything you'd need to harvest, enjoy and hold on, also, buy as many casings as you can find, NOW, do not wait !
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Great cartridge, right up there between the /06 & 300wm, not too bad on the shoulder, but bad enough to get uncomfortable off the bench after 8 shots... If your hand loading H-4350seems to be THE powder, bullets either Nosler Partitions or Barnes TSX, those will handle anything you'd need to harvest, enjoy and hold on, also, buy as many casings as you can find, NOW, do not wait !
I'm learning that regarding cases! I plan to stock up.
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Re: 300 WSM

I know a guy who recently picked up a Savage 300WSM for a very good price and plans on sighting it in this weekend if the weather cooperates.
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Re: 300 WSM

My son has 270 WSM Winchester model 70 ultra light. Super nice rifle mild recoil. Only complaint I would say is cost of ammo and cost of brass to reload and availability of brass. I would tell you to try Nostlet BT or Sierra game kings if you are whitetail hunting. You don't need a bullet designed to kill an elk or moose to kill a deer. Get a bullet designed to kill a deer.

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I'm seeing more and more of the cartridges showing up as trade ins and their value has dropped considerably lately, guys are just sick and tired of searching for brass and when finding it being fleeced for 100 fps more than the old standbys. The wssm's are incredibly difficult to find, even the stand bye are not as prevalent as they were just a year ago, 50 bags from Remington/Winchester rarer than filled hen's teeth...not sure what the future of any of the cartridges introduced in the last 20 years is, but it's not bright !! Now the RUM casing are showing shortages, look for these rifles to start showing up on the used racks, sad part is most are awesome cartridges but this is what happens when Wall Street enters our world, Profits !!!
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Re: 300 WSM

4350 is the powder..I load H4350 and the 180 AccuBond. Great accuracy in a couple different .300 WSMs and lethal on whitetails...
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I was so close to buying one. I ended up with a 25-06 instead. Love it.

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You'll love the .300 wsm imo it's the best all around cartridge out there. All in a short action.super accurate.
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