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What bullet to use?

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October 15, 2016, 12:20 PM
Leupold Man
What bullet to use?
Suggestions on what bullet to use for long range hunting with a 300 wm? This is out of a custom rifle with a 26" barrel. I know it's not a pistol, but I know there are a lot of guys here that have experience with many different bullets.


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October 15, 2016, 03:03 PM
jsh
180SST+H1000 has worked well for me.
As to powder, after messing with a 270WW, 150SST, and R26, it thinks it is a 7mag. I am going to try some R26 in the 300WM in the near future.


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October 15, 2016, 06:58 PM
HotRodAl
165BT's work extremely well for me out of my 300wm.


Albert
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October 16, 2016, 07:03 AM
roadtoad
Berger's VLD in 185gr are my choice. They also have heavier slugs - all have high BC and expand well since your're still supersonic at 1000yds
October 16, 2016, 11:21 AM
Leupold Man
Thanks for the input. I was thinking about at least 185 grain. I want the higher BC. Is 1000 fps the lower end of good expansion?


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October 18, 2016, 04:52 PM
40xmike
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Originally posted by Leupold Man:
Thanks for the input. I was thinking about at least 185 grain. I want the higher BC. Is 1000 fps the lower end of good expansion?


LM
1700-1800 fps is the low end for terminal expansion w/Berger bullets.

-Mike
October 18, 2016, 09:59 PM
Leupold Man
Thanks Mike I read it wrong thinking 1000 was fps not yards.


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