Scored a hunting trip. What rifle

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Post by omegaman » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:22 am

I would take a .375 H&H and 300-grain premium ammunition. Why mess around. I would also use a rifle with a synthetic stock (but not injection molded) in lieu of wood, due to weather conditions in our 49th state. I prefer walnut furniture, but rain/snow/ice could ruin the finish.


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Post by cyphur » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 am

300WM pushing 200gr Precision Hunter and you're done. Put a silencer on it or a good brake and it's no problem to shoot all day.

You won't encounter anything in North America that will stand up to that if shot placement is solid.


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Post by WTR » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:54 am

With a .338 WM may friend has taken white tail, mulies, caribo, moose, elk, grizzly and his grand slam of sheep. My Uncle has killed over 100 elk, black bear, mulies and white tail with his .300 WMs.....he has gone three of them.

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Post by RPBrown » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:02 pm

I decided on a Weatherby Vanguard 300 Win Mag. Also picked up a Leupold 4.5-14 x 50 scope for it. Will be out sighting it in hopefully this weekend.
Already had a Henry 45-70 that is going with me as well as my S & W 500 (may even put magnum shells in it)
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Post by omegaman » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:50 am

Weatherby is a great choice. Which Vanguard model did you get?


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Post by WTR » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 am

My Uncle was not a “shooter”, he was an avid “hunter”. He always used loads off the shelf with nothing consistent in mind. He had great success with any hunting bullet of any brand in 180, 200 and 220 grain bullets .

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Post by RPBrown » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:31 am

omegaman wrote:
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Weatherby is a great choice. Which Vanguard model did you get?
The Back Country Tactical with 26" barrel.
Picked it up last night, mounted the scope and bore sighted it in. Going to the range tomorrow to actually sight it in.
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Post by Rifleman55 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:32 pm

What ever you get, make sure that you can shoot it without flinching, the old 06 will do the job, I used to work for a man that used a Savage 99 in .300 Savage to kill Moose in Canada, and he killed some big ones. As for bear, use a good bullet and put it where it counts.


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Post by WTR » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:37 pm

Rifleman55 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:32 pm
What ever you get, make sure that you can shoot it without flinching, the old 06 will do the job, I used to work for a man that used a Savage 99 in .300 Savage to kill Moose in Canada, and he killed some big ones. As for bear, use a good bullet and put it where it counts.

If you flinch with a .300WM you are going to flinch with a 30-06.


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Post by glock27 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:06 am

6.5 Creedmoor with precision hunter to the neck
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Post by RPBrown » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 pm

Went out to the family farm this past weekend to sight in my new toy. I had already bore sighted before I went out. I was pleasantly surprised that my bore sight was only about an inch off at 100 yards. The first 3 shots were 2" left and about 1" high with a grouping of 1.5". I kept the 1" high (looking to shoot out to 200 yards) and brought my windage in. I reconfigured my sandbag rest and shot 5 more rounds and had a grouping just about 1". This was shooting Winchester 150 grain ammo. I moved to the 180 grain and my grouping was back to 1.5". The wind had picked up some but I was happy with what I had. I will continue to play with it if nothing else, just to get comfortable with it over the next year.
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Post by WTR » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:58 pm

Have a great hunt.

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