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#3047635 - 11/24/12 10:43 PM 300 win mag
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Anybody like this round for deer? There was specific make and model rifle I wanted a few years back, but I could only find it in 300 win mag, so I bought it. I like the gun, but am concerned that it may be too much for deer. I've only killed 4 deer with it but it seems to ruin a lot of meat. Any load or round that can reduce the loss?
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#3047655 - 11/24/12 11:09 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: pass-thru]
mike243
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Shoot them in the heart/lung & no ruined meat.i use 150g corelocks in mine most of the time
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#3047660 - 11/24/12 11:19 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
Shoot them in the heart/lung & no ruined meat.i use 150g corelocks in mine most of the time


I had a heart shot on a doe at 50 yards the other day. broad side shot through the heart, but it blew off the hole brisket. Never seen anything like it.

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#3047668 - 11/24/12 11:28 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: pass-thru]
backwoods7
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I use 150gr winchester powerpoints. I love the gun. It will damage some meat but it hasnt shown to be exsessive on damage.
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#3047677 - 11/24/12 11:46 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: backwoods7]
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Way to much gun for whitetail IMO

Good for Elk at 300 yards.

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#3047717 - 11/25/12 05:26 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: UTGrad]
muskyhunter
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180 grain barns bullets. no such thing as to much gun unless you are shooting squirrels or cant handle the recoil. if i happen to gut shoot a deer, i would want it to be with my 300 winmag.
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#3047771 - 11/25/12 07:26 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: muskyhunter]
holstonangler
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It aint too much recoil when you put a bad shot on one. Ive had paunch shots, butt shots, neck, etc, and never had one that got away from the 300.
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#3047779 - 11/25/12 07:42 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: holstonangler]
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I would rather ruin a little meat than run the risk of loosing the whole deer. Shoot for the vitals and enjoy.
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#3047793 - 11/25/12 07:50 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: TRIGGER]
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Love my 300WM!! However if you are worried about ruining meat you might use a different caliber. It prolly is overkill for deer but I don't think they can ever be too dead.
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#3047816 - 11/25/12 08:18 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: Roost 1]
turkeyhunter64
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I shoot Winchester Powermax in mine and love them. Heat lung shot and they go down. No need to ruin any shoulder meat.
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