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Finch
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Advice on buying a 300 WSM
I’m looking to get a 300 WSM for next hunting season.

Can anyone recommend a good gun at a fair price?

I’m looking to stay between $400-$800


Chad504boy
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
Rhymes with peaka


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KingRanch
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
Don’t buy a short mag


Finch
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
Why not?


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FinebaumsHair
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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Don’t buy a short mag


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Tigerpaw123
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
If going with a 300, why go short?


LSUintheNW
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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Don’t buy a short mag


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Finch
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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why go short


Lighter gun, less recoil, similar ballistics

If I’m incorrect please let me know


257WBY
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
They don’t feed well.
You don’t need a light 300 mag unless it is ported. Too much thump.
Unless you are shooting 400 yards plus and elk hunting, go with the .30-06.
If you are reaching out a bit, go with the 300 Win or 300 WBY.


Ice Cream Sammich
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300 WSM

I love mine.

The shorter barrel and shorter action are what I wanted.

I would love to hear from someone that owns one why they hate it. I have owned a 7mm mag and a 300 win man that I sold before getting my 300wsm.

The accuracy is great, ballistics same as win mag, ammo is same price, what are the negatives?


Ice Cream Sammich
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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They don’t feed well.


What a great incorrect generalization.
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You don’t need a light 300 mag unless it is ported. Too much thump.


Mine does just fine. I am sure your husband can handle a 300 mag just fine too.
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Unless you are shooting 400 yards plus and elk hunting, go with the .30-06.


No thanks
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If you are reaching out a bit, go with the 300 Win or 300 WBY.


See above


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Duckhammer_77
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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go with the 300 Win or 300 WBY.


Ice Cream Sammich
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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go with the 300 Win or 300 WBY.

What does the 300 Win offer over the 300 WSM?


rednecksouthpaw
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
I have a Browning 7 mag and a Remington 700 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 300 WSM. I shoot the 7 mag more just because I have had it longer and am more comfortable with it in the deer stand. However the 300 WSM was great off the bench sighting it in and never felt the recoil much.


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pdubya76
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
I’ve had mine since 2003 and still enjoy it. Its an A-Bolt and shoots the federal fusion ammo nicely. The deer usually fall where they stand if I do my part.I’ve never had a feeding issue that some speak of. My wife gave it to me for our 1st anniversary so I don’t plan on getting rid of it.


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biggsc
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
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Advice on buying a 300 WSM

Don’t


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pdubya76
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
Ammo is easier to find and it’s cheaper I believe.


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texag7
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
Get a .30-378 baw


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The Torch
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
I have a Remington Model 7 Short Action Ultra Mag, it barely kicks (more like a push but is loud as hell) compared to my 30-06 but I have the heavy fluted barrel and a padded stock. The WSM in not much different from the SAUM, they are both sweet shooting and you should be good up to 600 yards.

I've never had an animal go over 70 yards after being shot with mine.

It's like shooting a 243 with the knock down of a 300 to me.


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oleyeller
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re: Advice on buying a 300 WSM
if you want a short mag get it. Everyone likes different things. I have 308, 243, 30-30, 30-06, 26-06, 20ga slug gun, and a 270wsm.... 99.99% of the 270wsm is what i take. Super flat shooting and groups the best of any deer caliber rifle that i own. I love the short action! Never lost a deer with it. Get the 300wsm if you want, and enjoy.


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