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Old 02-15-2020, 05:57 AM   #1
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Looking to fill a hole in my rifle lineup sometime hopefully in the near future.
How many of you guys shoot a 300wsm? Just started looking around. Would love something light and all weather. Would be a mountain rifle predominantly.
Whatíre you guys shooting ? Tikka t3x lite SS seems to be winning at the moment. Would most likely have to swing a trade, so budget isnít huge. Less than 8-900 is where I would need to land.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:59 AM   #2
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I just traded mine . Kicked like a mule.

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Old 02-15-2020, 07:09 AM   #3
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I have a browning a-bolt stainless and I love the gun. The recoil isn't bad for hunting purposes. I wouldn't go shoot a target for fun with it though.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:15 AM   #4
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Yeah I hear ya. It’ll be a safe queen other than hunting big game which I haven’t done yet.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:48 AM   #5
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I have a Winchester model 70 in 300 WSM. If I pick up a Boomstick I go back and forth between that and my M70 270. I find the kick between the two to be very similar. My 300 WSM is threaded and I mostly shoot with a can but never shoot it with subsonics. For Whitetail and pig shooting I use 150 grain bullets (its overkill but I'm still working on a case I bought 10 years ago) when I go to Colorado I use 180 grain.

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Old 02-15-2020, 07:50 AM   #6
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I recently put a break on my Remington XCR. It’s a bad dude now! It was a uncomfortable to shoot before the break!
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:53 AM   #7
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Thanks guys!
Also looking at the Bergera line. Can’t find much on it nor find it for sale so I think it’s new for 2020 - but if you guys have not seen the wilderness hunter , you should check it out.

Also here’s a pretty cool article that I found about the man behind their barrels, and accuracy.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...-rifle-market/


At this point I think Bergara may be the direction I go. Although that may leave me with 300WM, which I’m good with too.

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Old 02-15-2020, 07:55 AM   #8
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I've got one for sale if you are interested. Remington 700 composite in great shape. Have a 6.5 x 20 x 44 vortex brand new scope that you could put on it. Could get them together in your price range....Let me know if you are interested.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:59 AM   #9
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I have a brand new 300wsm, never been fired. If your interested let me know.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:02 AM   #10
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My dad and brother and another friend shoot them. Great caliber IMO. I wish I had bought the 300 wsm when I bought my 7mm WSM.


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Old 02-15-2020, 08:12 AM   #11
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:14 AM   #12
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My dad and brother and another friend shoot them. Great caliber IMO. I wish I had bought the 300 wsm when I bought my 7mm WSM.


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Yeah Iíve been looking a bit because we are thinking about an elk hunt for 2021. And while my preference would be archery, I sure would love to put some elk in the freezer! So it most likely will be a rifle hunt.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:57 AM   #13
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I have a pair of 300 WSM rifles and love them. I use 180 grain accubonds on elk with outstanding results.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:03 AM   #14
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300wsm in Weatherby Vanguard here. Kicked like a mule and the only rifle to ever scope me. Put a muzzle brake on and reduced the kick but now it’s super loud of course. Not real pleasant to shoot haha.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:38 AM   #15
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Wow , you guys really think they kick like a mule? I've had mine for years, Sako A7 Tecomate. Love my rifle, it takes all of my animals except one moose, used my 270 wsm for that.
I load 165-168 gr bonded bullets over 4350 powder.
Spouse also hunts with a 300wsm and loads 180 gr accubonds, his is a Winchester featherweight.

Just man up and shoot it, lol.
The caliber is great for all our animals, shoots relatively flat and knocks them down hard. My cow bison fell to one well placed shot through the shoulder joint, she went 10 yds maybe and piled up while the other guided hunters, I was DIY, were pouring bullets into their animals. I use it for antelope up to elk and bison and moose.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:04 PM   #16
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Love my WSM guns. I have 7WSM, 300WSM and my all time favorite custom 338WSM wildcat built for me back before there was even a SAMI spec on the 338-300 WSM. I run Barnes TTSX and TSX bullets and Accubonds thru them.
Animals drop in their tracks when hit with one of these bullets.

I have a Rem 700 CDL Boone and Crockett with fluted barrel chambered in 300WSM that I might hunt pigs with next weekend. Semi rare chambering from Remington in this caliber but sure is a purdy rifle.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:06 PM   #17
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Man I bet that’s a sweet gun bud!
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:03 PM   #18
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My Browning A bolt stainless stalker in 300WSM. Sweet shooter and very accurate with 180 federal's. Leopold 3x9. Ive taken elk, mule deer and whitetails with it. Ive been thinking about selling since Im using my lever guns for deer more and more.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:07 PM   #19
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That’s one I’ve been looking at. You know what it weighs by chance ?
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:13 PM   #20
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I'm wanting to build one myself to take advantage of the efficient case design.

I want to build a lightweight 20 inch barrel plus brake to give me a handy lightweight from deer stands to ladders and tripods. I tend to get around and hunt outside the box, pun intended.

I need to do the research but with the right powder and hand loads I think it should outpace a 30-06 with 165-180s with a 20 inch tube.

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Old 02-15-2020, 06:13 PM   #21
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The way it sits in the picture its 8 pounds 1 oz.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:19 PM   #22
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Browning specs the bare rifle at 6 pounds 6 oz.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:58 PM   #23
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I have the Win 70 in a 300 WSM and I’m gonna have a 26” barrel put on it just for long range mountain hunting. It’s not that bad on recoil, my 22 yo daughter uses it and never complains about the kick.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:53 PM   #24
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This is the one I have been eyeballing.

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Old 02-15-2020, 07:59 PM   #25
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This is the one I have been eyeballing.

https://www.crazygundealeronlinestor...26br035-475229
Man that weight with the 26Ē bbl is impressive
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:37 PM   #26
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I love my savage. It has the 26” barrel. I shoot a 150 gr Ballistic tips. A lot of DRT kills.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:43 PM   #27
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As far as kick goes I never thought that much about it either. I shoot it about the same as the other rifles. I don't feel it kicks any worse than my 270 or 3006. Alot has to do with stock design. I can't recall ever shooting it and thinking it kick hard.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:43 PM   #28
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Love the caliber so much, I got rid of my Savage model 12 300wsm that was a tack driver and got me an APR 300wsm built. Sheís a laser shooter.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:45 PM   #29
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Cool rifle!
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:52 PM   #30
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Man y’all are getting me excited about the 300wsm !
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:30 AM   #31
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I have a browning synthetic stalker 300wsm. Great on deer, elk, antelope, coyotes, whatever. Drops them all in their tracks and shoots 150 gr ballistic silvertips best.


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Old 02-16-2020, 07:51 AM   #32
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Have a LH Tikka in stainless and love way it shoots and never noticed the recoil as being severe.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:15 AM   #33
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If'n a person is concerned about recoil then just get on dem girly men calibers like a .243 or 6mm. or maybe one dem subsonic .30 cal designer guns

My .338 WSM is built on a Browning A-bolt Stalker.
The newer short action X bolt would be an excellent platform for a light weight mountain rifle with one dem lightweight McMillan stocks
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:54 AM   #34
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My Sako A7
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