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#2480261 - 08/14/11 07:41 PM 300 wsm or 300 mag?
mossyoak3d
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300 wsm or mag for deer? I'm upgrading from .270. Thanks
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#2480275 - 08/14/11 07:52 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: mossyoak3d]
Model70Man
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I don't know if I would call it "upgrading" for deer. Those two cartridges won't kill a deer any deader than a 270. You will have more recoil with both. But, there is nothing like getting a new rifle to hunt with and you can never have too many rifles. For me, I prefer the 300 WSM. It will do everything the 300 Win Mag will do in a shorter and lighter rifle with the same felt recoil. I have two 300 WSM's and one of them is my favorite rifle.
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#2480427 - 08/14/11 09:25 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Model70Man]
stik
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i wouldn't call that an upgrade myself. i have no use for a magnum centerfire rifle. but of the 2 choices 300 win mag ammo will be slightly cheaper and easier to find.
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#2481294 - 08/15/11 03:10 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: stik]
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I'm got the .300 wsm in a ruger m77 and it shoots 1 inch groups at 100 yds with Federal Fusion 150s. Stik & Model 70 are right, it won't kill a deer any deader than the .270, but it sure will be fun!
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#2481432 - 08/15/11 05:16 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Brownie Boy]
BigD_625
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For me, ballistics on the wsm doesn't justify the cost of the shells. If you reload, you might be able to save a little. I have both a 300 mag and a 270. I'm not sure I would call it an upgrade either.
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#2482035 - 08/16/11 05:24 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: BigD_625]
mike243
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i think most of the 300wsm factory rifles are limited to 180g or less,a brown bear hunt might be the only reason i would want to shoot over a 180g anyway as it might wound on both ends :).price the ammo if you dont reload & like to shoot,a 270wsm would be a fine upgrade also
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#2482225 - 08/16/11 08:57 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: mike243]
Happy Birthday Dodge Man
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I went from a .270 to a 300wsm and will never go back. Maybe it was the rifle change or just a mental change but I have way more confidence in my 300wsm over the .270 I had.

I shoot 150 gr ballistic silver tips and drop every deer I shoot at. yea maybe it is a little over kill for TN deer but I love my 300wsm!
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#2487839 - 08/20/11 01:03 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Dodge Man]
Howa
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I've got the .300 WSM also, and I have yet to track a deer shot with it. I'm shooting the ballistic silvertips also. They just don't run off after being hit by this train.
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#2497005 - 08/27/11 02:50 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Howa]
robin48
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I just bought a 300 mag. Unfortunately I don't have another day off until next Saturday so it will be then before I get a chance to shoot it and sight in my scope.
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#2497206 - 08/27/11 06:30 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: robin48]
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I would go with the .300 win mag.
Shells will be ALOT cheaper.
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