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    I shoot and love the180g accubonds out of my 300...just wish they were cheaper practice-wise

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    Shot a Raven at around 300yds with a 243 and 75gr Hornady V-Max years ago. Looked like black snow falling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fischer View Post
    Shot a Raven at around 300yds with a 243 and 75gr Hornady V-Max years ago. Looked like black snow falling!
    I'm pretty sure that ravens are Federally protected birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudge76 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that ravens are Federally protected birds.
    Not true. Local laws vary but there are places they are legal....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckchapman1 View Post
    I can only afford one rifle..............base caliber of .300
    Just out of curiosity what made you settle on the .300 WinMag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudge76 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that ravens are Federally protected birds.
    Crows are protected migratory birds. They are smaller than Ravens.

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    I've shot everything from whitetail to elk with my .300WM shooting 180grn bullets. I even shot a turkey in the base of the neck once.
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    Use the Barnes 168 TTSX for everything. It will not disappoint.

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    Down range knock down power, has a good flat shooting velocity similar to 30-06 but carries more weight at distance ammunition availablity and I guess being new to long distance 400 max for me more comfortable at 200-250 but I know it’s cheating but using a larger caliber to compensate for poor shooting. I also have a fellow hunter who shoots .300 so I figure I can learn a lot from him and his experience.

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    Down range knock down power, has a good flat shooting velocity similar to 30-06 but carries more weight at distance ammunition availablity and I guess being new to long distance 400 max for me more comfortable at 200-250 but I know its cheating but using a larger caliber to compensate for poor shooting. I also have a fellow hunter who shoots .300 so I figure I can learn a lot from him and his experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckchapman1 View Post
    I guess being new to long distance 400 max for me more comfortable at 200-250 but I know it’s cheating but using a larger caliber to compensate for poor shooting.
    It really doesn't matter what size caliber you shoot if you're a bad shot... Please don't fling lead at something at 400 yards without being confident that the bullet will hit where it's aiming. I will add that the only way to get better at shooting is to practice. And I (a large human) get beat around enough by a 30-06. Just thinking about practicing with a 300 WM has me cringing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oleefish2 View Post
    I use 165 grain on everything and never had any issue. I even shot prairie dogs with them for fun. The 300 is one of my all-time favorite calibers.
    Same here. Either 165s or 180s would be fine for anything. My rifle seems to like 165s a little better.
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    Chose one bullet weight and stick to it. Each cartridge has one weight that is optimum for the powder capacity. Tinkering is fun, but senseless IMO, and results in nearly undetectable terminal performance beyond the space between your ears...

    Note, that going with a light bullet in a 300 will likely ruin more meat rather than keeping it on the heavy end, especially on light skinned game.

    There is no such thing as killing something too dead. The idea of shooting small calibers for small(er) game is way over played, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambistew View Post
    Note, that going with a light bullet in a 300 will likely ruin more meat rather than keeping it on the heavy end, especially on light skinned game.
    Using a monometal mitigates this effect quite a bit in my experience. I shot 180g SSTs in a .300WM for years, and they did some gruesome things to deer and antelope if you clipped anything solid. Since I've switch to 165g GMXs, I've experienced far less meat damage on similar shots, even though the 165's are moving faster at impact.

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    My goal this year was to become a one rifle hunter. I shoot a 300wsm, federal premium 180gr nosler partition. Put 4 whitetail does down this year with that round, ranging in weight from 60-155lbs, at distances from 20-250yrds. The 155lb doe was killed at 20 yards, clean pass through with a fist sized exit, no meat damage. Im not sure how a lighter weight bullet would have held up, but I see no reason to use anything other that load. When these run out i may switch to a monolithic, but I've got a few boxes to burn through first.

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    Nothing wrong with the 300, and you really could do it all with just a good 165 or 180 grain bullet.

    I have happily used my 30-06 with 165 grain Nosler bullets for antelope, deer, black bear and elk. And with one shot kills out to around 340 yards.

    Keep it simple works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustneversleeps View Post
    I shoot and love the180g accubonds out of my 300...just wish they were cheaper practice-wise
    I agree 100% with Uncle Rico!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laelkhunter View Post
    Use the Barnes 168 TTSX for everything. It will not disappoint.
    I love TTSX, but for 300 WinMag I think the preferred is the 165 (I am sure both work fine). This is from the Barnes website:

    These bullets have different ogive geometries. The 165-grain TSX incorporates a shorter tangent ogive in the nose profile. It’s designed for cartridges with short magazines such as the .300 WSM and .300 Win Mag. The 168-grain TSX BT has a secant ogive which lengthens the nose profile and has shown superb accuracy downrange. It offers the best of both worlds because it’s also a premium hunting bullet offering exceptional terminal performance. It is best suited for cartridges such as the .308 Winchester, .30-06 and .300 Weatherby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckchapman1 View Post
    . . . I guess being new . . .
    I am amazed at the relatively low number of folks who shoot 300wm well at the range, but they all insist they love the cartridge. I know hunttalk has lots of seasoned hunters who love the cartridge and do amazing things with them (and I love my 300wsm). But if you are relatively new to big game rifle cartridges I think you will be much better served by starting with a 6.5CM, 7mm08 or .270 (even a .308 if you insist on 30 cal). You will kill everything from woodchucks to elk. These calibers give you much less recoil which makes it easier to practice, practice, practice. Shooter accuracy in the field is way more important to clean kills than beefing up to 30 cal magnums. Given the tag prices and rarity of the hunts, if you eventually go for bison or grizzly you can always sell it and buy a 300wm (or better at that point maybe you will want two guns). Each of them has a "one bullet" option as well.
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