.300 Win Mag Ammo for Elk

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.300 Win Mag Ammo for Elk

 I have a Weatherby .300 Win Mag that I'm going to be taking on an elk hunt in Colorado in October.  I haven't spent much time with it and was wondering what your suggestions for factory ammo would be.  Unfortunately I don't currently reload so I'm stuck with factory stuff.

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Use a good 180 gr bullet or larger. 180 grain worked well for my wife when she took her bull. Don't be afraid to use Federal ammo. It  shoots consistent and is less costly than some of the others. Zero it in an go.

Good luck and shoot straight!

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 I'd zero at 200yds to rule out pinwheeling that can't be seen at 100

Got em!

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 I used Barnes when I went to Canada on a black bear hunt it worked awesome it was 40 bucks a box but for a once in a life time hunt why take the chance on cheap bullets. I look into double tap ammo company they are easy to deal with and there products are flawless.

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Is there any reason to stay away from 165 grain bullets.  They seem to be a little easier to find in stock.  I'm leaning toward the Barnes Vortex or Federal Premium and have found 165 grain bullets in stock in both brands for $42-$45 per box.

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labhunter66 Said:
Is there any reason to stay away from 165 grain bullets.  They seem to be a little easier to find in stock.  I'm leaning toward the Barnes Vortex or Federal Premium and have found 165 grain bullets in stock in both brands for $42-$45 per box.

You don't shoot a .300 win mag to use 165 gr bullets. I'm from MT and I go back every year and get my elk. Yes both bullets get the job done but the extra energy of the 180 gr bullets do make a difference and the ballistic coefficient is better in the larger bullets if that makes any difference to you.

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 Shoot the 165 the tsx and ttsx like to be moving when the find home.

 

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Huh?

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I got in a pinch last year and had to use factory ammo.  After trying numerous brands i found that 180gr Federal Premium® Trophy Bonded Tip Rifle Ammunition to be the most accurate. (.750"-.875" avg groups)  I also conographed them and the were pushing 3040fps out of a 26" barrel.  I ended up shooting my bull at 426 yds with a slight quartering away shot.  The bullet entered and exited with the bull going about 10 yds. and rolling down the hill.

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Fusion.  I don't care if it has a deer on the box.  Bullets are bonded and don't break the bank.  Accurate as hell.

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XERO Said:
Huh?

What 7.3 is saying is push the 165 TTSX and TSX as hard as you can.  They shoot best that way....for the most part.  However, this would be for reloaders.

 

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7.3powerstroke Said:
 Shoot the 165 the tsx and ttsx like to be moving when the find home.

that gets my vote too

 

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The Fusion were my other consideration.  I have had great luck with them in my .243.  I haven't found anything that will shoot better.  I was just a little concerned as I've read varying opinions about them for elk. 

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labhunter66 Said:
The Fusion were my other consideration.  I have had great luck with them in my .243.  I haven't found anything that will shoot better.  I was just a little concerned as I've read varying opinions about them for elk. 

If you've actually killed something with a .243, you should have all you need to make your choice.

IMHO,
The negative opinions are from one time experiences, fabrication and snotty conjecture. 

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This is what I use when I go Elk hunting or Moose hunting up in Alaska.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/195910/nosler-custom-ammunition-300-win...

The Accubond is a great bullet that has amazing knock down power and if your putting forth all that effort to go Elk hunting, you are going to want the best.  For my .338 win mag I reload, but for my .308 Norma Mag I shoot the Nosler Custom ammo in 180 gr. Accubond and at 100 yards I am shooting clover leafs with that ammo.


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 absolutely no point in shooting anything over 165 grains in the lower 48

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 shoot the 150 ttsx like a laserbeam. 3300+ fps, .42 bc, and .226 sd

whew thatd rock......and ur shoulder would thank u

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jsthntn Said:
 absolutely no point in shooting anything over 165 grains in the lower 48

Agreed.  150 in .284

I'm talking factory not "roll your own"; may be true otherwise.

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 I use 150 grain in mine as it really likes that weight.  Have shot deer, elk, and moose with it and all 1 shot kills.  My son's 300 hates 150's and loves 180's.  Depends on the gun and also how much you have shot it.
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The 180 will hold up to longer range shooting better, and anything better than a nozler partition is a waist of money. I believe Federal loads it in factory fodder.

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T-Cat Said:
The 180 will hold up to longer range shooting better, and anything better than a nozler partition is a waist of money. I believe Federal loads it in factory fodder.

that's counter productive talking long range and partition in the same sentence

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T-Cat Said:
The 180 will hold up to longer range shooting better, and anything better than a nozler partition is a waist of money. I believe Federal loads it in factory fodder.

say what?

 

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On my soapbox....

BC doesn't mean much to too many folks.  Long range for most, is a pretty mundane shot for a few, the few who have any business actually shooting "long range" that is.  

Off my soapbox.... 

 

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Jiffy. Said:
On my soapbox....

BC doesn't mean much to too many folks.  Long range for most, is a pretty mundane shot for a few, the few who have any business actually shooting "long range" that is.  

Off my soapbox.... 

I will concede that you are 100% correct

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Brokenbackjack Said:
 I use 150 grain in mine as it really likes that weight.  Have shot deer, elk, and moose with it and all 1 shot kills.  My son's 300 hates 150's and loves 180's.  Depends on the gun and also how much you have shot it.
Good luck!

I completely overlooked accuracy.  Buddy's '03 will only group with 180's--PP, CL, PS, FUS.

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A 165gn bullet of good construction via 300 magnum of any flavor would make very acceptable elk medicine IMO.

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Horsager Said:
A 165gn bullet of good construction via 300 magnum of any flavor would make very acceptable elk medicine IMO.

Thanks, I was hoping you would be one of the guys that would respond.