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Old 11-09-2019, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Rem 700 300WM Ammo

Remington 700 300 win mag Magpul edition
Shooting Winchester Power Max Bonded 180 grain

Brand new gun and cannot get it to group. Shoot two good and the 3rd is far right.
Iím using a lead sled so I know itís not my poor shooting. Iím assuming itís the Ammo

So what Ammo would you recommend for an elk hunt?


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Old 11-09-2019, 04:51 PM   #2
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No experience with the Remington in 7 Mag but my father and youngest brother both run Federal Premium through their A Bolt II Medallions and they’re tack drivers.

They generally keep two types around, one is Nosler Partition for when they believe hogs are a better chance of showing and I think the other is some sort of Vital Shock but not sure on that.

Edit- Sorry, hit Post Reply too early.

My younger brother has the same rifle you have and also runs Federal. He sighted in with the Non Typical rounds and then checked it with the Premium Noslers. Both worked well in 180 grain.

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Old 11-09-2019, 05:04 PM   #3
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If it shoots that first one where you want it that’s the important one. Are you letting the barrel cool between shots?
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:10 PM   #4
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Barnes TTSX in either 165 or 180 grain.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:28 AM   #5
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Lots of powder and big bullet builds up a lot of barrel heat quickly. As mentioned before if the first shot is where it needs to be then youíre good. Fire the first shot, wait several minutes and fire another. That bullet is probably more than fine as itís their bonded bullet.


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Old 11-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #6
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Also check the bedding of the action in the stock. As the metal warms up from firing, it can contact the stock and move the point of impact.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:19 PM   #7
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is the gun brand new and is everything torqued to spec?
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:53 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by twosixteens View Post
If it shoots that first one where you want it that’s the important one. Are you letting the barrel cool between shots?
What’s the barrel weighT? If it’s sport barrel it could be overheating
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:22 PM   #9
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Like what was mentioned earlier. Try Federal and Hornady ammo. I never could get winchester or Remington ammo to shoot well in my browning 300.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:25 PM   #10
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ditch the lead sled they can cause accuracy issues
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:50 PM   #11
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I shoot ELD-X in my 300 win and its sub 1/2"
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:17 PM   #12
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As said above the led sled could be compounding the problem not making it better. It can also damage your rifle due to the amount of recoil.

Try the Hornady precision hunter ammo with the 200 eld-x. It shot sub MOA out of 300wm I had.

On a side note, the comments about ďif your first one hits where you are aiming, then youíre goodĒ are ridiculous. For deer that should be the case but it isnít always and sometimes follow up shots are needed. If your rifle canít hold a group of three for your accuracy requirements then you need to find a different ammo.


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Old 11-14-2019, 06:26 PM   #13
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Hornady Superformance 180gr SST. My Rem 700 .300WM shoots sub MOA all day with them
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:27 PM   #14
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Had the same issue for years out of my Remington 700 300 win mag until I switched to Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition in 180 grain Accubonds. Problem solved and never looking back.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:47 AM   #15
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Berger Match Grade 215 Gr. Hybrid.

Was shooting the Nosler Accubond 180 and it shot well, just couldn't find the ammo when I needed more. I tried the Federal Match King BTHP but it would not group like I wanted. Switched to the 215 Bergers and they will flat out group.
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