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#854242 - 08/05/08 12:54 PM 300wsm
encore06
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Thinking about selling my Remington Model 7 .260 and buying a 300wsm. Anyone here have a Ruger M77 in 300wsm? How does it shoot? Recoil? What type of Ammo. Thanks
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#854457 - 08/05/08 02:42 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: encore06]
Hillbilly Hunter
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I have a 300 wsm in a 700. You are greatly upgrading recoil!
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#854559 - 08/05/08 03:39 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I have had 3 .300wsm's a Savage,a Weatherby and a Ruger. The Ruger was the worst as far as recoil went even with a Sims recoil pad. The best as far as recoil went was the Weatherby,the best accuracy wise was the Savage.
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#854748 - 08/05/08 05:03 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: Tikkabuck]
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I have 2 300 WSM's. The recoil isn't bad at all. IMO, pretty much the same as a 30-06. Both of mine are Model 70's. Accuracy is sub-MOA. I'm not sure about the Ruger.
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#854925 - 08/05/08 07:17 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
The recoil isn't bad at all. IMO, pretty much the same as a 30-06.


I agree. Mine is a Browning Stainless Stalker and if I could only have 1 rifle, that would be the one! I absolutely love the rifle and the caliber - buy one.
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#855221 - 08/05/08 09:04 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: BucknBass]
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i honestly dont think the 300wsm is as versatle a a 300wm,100fps more is what i see posted & bullets over 180g have trouble loading,i seen federal has some 130g for the 300wm & meant to look & see what kind of balistics were for the wsm if they made any for it,they were 3500fps oor so,mike243
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#855301 - 08/05/08 09:52 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: mike243]
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I think it depends on what point of view you want to take. IMO, I think the WSM is more versatile in many ways. It's easier, more simple and cheaper to reload for. It burns less powder because of the short and fat column and achieves similiar ballistics to the Win Mag with less recoil due to less mass from gas from the powder. The rifle is lighter because the rifle is short action making it ideal for those long hikes. Most Win Mags have 26" barrels and WSM's have 22 to 24" barrels. I think the only advantage the Win Mag has is case capacity for the 200 grain bullets.

If you compare the factory ballistics for the Federal 165 grain Nosler Partition you will see a pretty big difference. If you reload, these figures are meaningless as you can easily load the Win Mag to achieve greater velocities.


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#855352 - 08/05/08 10:59 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: Model70Man]
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I like the 300 WSM and argree on the recoil isn't bad at all at least with those I have shot.

As for the Ruger in it good luck finding one.
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#856801 - 08/06/08 07:33 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: Tiny]
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i looked at the federal website & they make the 130g for the wsm same balistics as the wm,reckon i will try to find some,mike243
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#856802 - 08/06/08 07:35 PM Re: 300wsm [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
i looked at the federal website & they make the 130g for the wsm same balistics as the wm,reckon i will try to find some,mike243


You don't have to do that. I have the bullet's. I can reload them for you.
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