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My NexT 300Win Mag?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mjbskwim, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OK I started a thread asking for some load recommendations for my newly purchased M70 300wm. And I bought some factory ammo,since I hadn't bought dies yet,to try it out.
    Federal standard ammo gave me about a 4" group at 100 yards. Every once in a while it would hit perfect.
    So I bought some expensive Hornady ammo,as I have always had very good luck with every other caliber I have bought Hornady in.
    Same thing happened, 4" goups
    And I had a remington 308 that I could touch holes so it wasn't all me.I'm guessing it was shot out.Used by a real hunter,lol

    Now I have decided to just buy a new 300WM. I have looked at a few different rifles,Ruger American,Winchester sporter,Remingtons selection and in the past I have owned a Tikka.
    Savage is the only rifle brand (yes I know how accurate they can be) I'm not sure I want.
    I'm not completely opposed to Savage or the Ruger American but I won't mind if I pay around $2k,either
    I want a perfect shooter.I want it to be MY FAULT I don't hit something.And I am pretty sure I can keep up with most rifles at the 100yd range,at least:rolleyes:
    So what's your favorite? Sako,Tikka,Remington,Browning,Winchester? Step up the a Christianson class?
    Walnut and blue over stainless and plastic

    Thanks,from Idaho
    Mjbskwim
     
  2. geometro

    geometro PDX Active Member

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  3. polarisgold

    polarisgold Hayden Member

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    If I were looking for a .300 WM I would try to find an old Browning Safari Grade bolt action rifle. I use to have one in .375 H&H and I loved it another favorite of mine was my Ruger #1. Don't know how accurate these rifles were, never tried them on a bench.
     
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  4. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Savage 10-FCP HS Precision.

    You won't be disappointed.

    And you'll have enough left over for a good scope.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah kinda leaning towards a blue and walnut gun though
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thought about a new barrel?
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Naaa,I didn't like the stock that much. I was hoping the barrel and action were good for a HS precision style stock,so I traded it off and did fine.
    I sell and trade a lot anyway,I'll come across a newer rifle or just buy new.
    But if I found the right action I might just build.
     
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    geometro PDX Active Member

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  9. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    mjbskwim, you're up in God's country, but getting to gunshops is no small task. Otherwise I'd say do a weekend crawl and check all the local shops, add to that the Cabelas in Tualip - supposedly there's a Steyr Safebolt in 300 WM there. Knew a guy who had one and loved it, but couldn't tolerate the kick any more.

    If I had your budget and wanted to get something off the shelf, I'd take a hard look at the Sako TRG42 (~$3400), Steyr SSG 04 (~$1800, 24" bbl), OR I'd get a blueprinted action, Manners T5, 26" Lilja + brake and a great trigger. I'd bet that'd put you in the $2600 range.
     
  10. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of the 300 Win Mag in anything but a full-length action. Not a 30-06 length action with a magnum bolt face (a la M70 or Ruger 77). I prefer Remington because of the OAL lattitude you get from it. The 300 Winny is longer than the 2 1/2 inch case which includes the rest of the Win Mag clan and the 7mm Rem Mag. The 300 Winny benefits from a little more room in the box.
     
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  11. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    +1. I'm finding the Howa 1500 & Weatherby Vanguard is also a -06 long action with a magnum (.532" dia) bolt face. It's not like you're going to need the fast bolt cycling.
     
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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    You'll just have to stomp your bullet in a little deeper. I'd have a barrel throated to make seating close to the lands doable. Seems like big companies give you a short mag box and then give you a bunch of freebore. Just keep an eye on pressures.
     
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