Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: I would Super Appreciate Some Help

  1. #1
    Member PacWestFishTaxidermy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    285

    Default I would Super Appreciate Some Help

    I have one week to go until a big hunt and I need some ammo. My scope took a crap and I had to burn two boxes of ammo to finally realize it and everyone knows we can't order ammo here in Alaska. I have tried every sporting goods store from Anchorage to Eagle River. If anyone knows of anyone flying up here from the lower 48 that might be wiling to get get paid to bring me some ammo, I would appreciate it. Or if you know where I can get any at. Like I said, I have called everyone within 30 miles.

    Here is what I need.
    Winchester Ballistic Silvertip 300WSM 180 Grain (Polymer Tip)
    Manufacturer's product # SBST300SA

    Thanks so much for your consideration

    text: 907-602-1827
    or Message me

    I can't switch ammo because my custom ballistic dial is made for this specific round

  2. #2

    Default

    I have lots of 300WSM ammo (mostly handloads), but none of the super ballistic silver polymer controlled exploding expansion tip variety you are looking for...

    I think the last sentence in your post sums up your predicament. While my Model 70 tends to pattern better with handloads, my low-tech VX-II 3x9x40 has never complained about the bullet type (although she once gave me a snyd remark about powder brands but I think it was more a hurt feelings type of issue).

  3. #3
    Supporting Member Hoyt-Hunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Mat-Su Valley
    Posts
    449

    Default

    Your BDC doesn't work on just that particular bullet, it works for all bullets that have that specific ballistic coefficiency and velocity.

    Should be fairly easy to find a like bullet.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.

  4. #4
    Member akgun&ammo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    979

    Default

    you goingto be in Fairbanks in the next few days?

  5. #5
    Member tlingitwarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    2,257

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyt-Hunter View Post
    Your BDC doesn't work on just that particular bullet, it works for all bullets that have that specific ballistic coefficiency and velocity.

    Should be fairly easy to find a like bullet.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Ditto. Look at ballistics. According to their respective websites, the ammo you have has a drop of 6.4 inches at 300 yards, with a 200 yard zero. The Federal Premium 180 grain nosler partitions have a 6.6 inch drop at 300 yards, with a 200 yard zero.

    Now, each gun likes different bullets better than others, but you have a week to go. I'd say find something close and see what it does. Just make sure they have more than 2 boxes
    In 1492 Native Americans discovered Columbus lost at sea
    _________________________________________________

    If I come across as an arrogant, know-it-all jerk, it's because I am

  6. #6
    Member akgun&ammo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    979

    Default

    Federal premuim with the Trophy Bonded Bearclaw polymer tip is a really really close match...

    2980 fps, .503 BC

    as a prevois poster stated- "there are other loads that weork with the Drop Compensating scope..

    Chris
    Last edited by akgun&ammo; 10-20-2014 at 15:25. Reason: add poly tip

  7. #7
    Member akgun&ammo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    979

    Default

    or for this hunt get some ammo --

    sight in 2" high at a hundred yards...

    and don't use the the fancy dial!!!

    still give you a max range of close to if not over 400 yards...

    Chris

  8. #8
    Member tlingitwarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    2,257

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by akgun&ammo View Post
    or for this hunt get some ammo --

    sight in 2" high at a hundred yards...

    and don't use the the fancy dial!!!

    still give you a max range of close to if not over 400 yards...

    Chris
    Great advice Chris.
    In 1492 Native Americans discovered Columbus lost at sea
    _________________________________________________

    If I come across as an arrogant, know-it-all jerk, it's because I am

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Pacwest - I used to use this ammo and I'm pretty sure I still have a box at home. It may be 150 grain though, remnant from chasing speed goats while in college. I'll check tonight and get back to you. If I can find it, it's yours, no charge.

  10. #10
    Member hodgeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Delta Junction AK
    Posts
    4,055

    Default

    I use the .300WSM and I have found the 180 Ballistic Tips and 180 Accubonds are basically interchangeable...there is no change to POI.

    In fact, I use the less expensive BT for load development and practice and hunt with the AB.

    Winchester loads the 180 Accubond CT to the same specs as the 180 Ballistic Silvertip and should be very close if not identical POI.
    "I do not deal in hypotheticals. The world, as it is, is vexing enough..." Col. Stonehill, True Grit

  11. #11
    Member mtnclimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, Ak
    Posts
    354

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    I use the .300WSM and I have found the 180 Ballistic Tips and 180 Accubonds are basically interchangeable...there is no change to POI.

    In fact, I use the less expensive BT for load development and practice and hunt with the AB.

    Winchester loads the 180 Accubond CT to the same specs as the 180 Ballistic Silvertip and should be very close if not identical POI.
    Cabelas in anchorage had a lot of nosler 300wsm 180 accubond last week.

  12. #12
    Member 4merguide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
    Posts
    9,748

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by akgun&ammo View Post
    or for this hunt get some ammo --

    sight in 2" high at a hundred yards...

    and don't use the the fancy dial!!!

    still give you a max range of close to if not over 400 yards...

    Chris
    Exactly..... (unless of course he just HAS to shoot 500 yards or more like some of these other trick shooters).....lol
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

  13. #13
    Member PacWestFishTaxidermy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    285

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyt-Hunter View Post
    Your BDC doesn't work on just that particular bullet, it works for all bullets that have that specific ballistic coefficiency and velocity.

    Should be fairly easy to find a like bullet.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Understood, but did not feel like boring everyone with trivial info. I was keyholing with this ammo and my gun likes it.

  14. #14
    Member PacWestFishTaxidermy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    285

    Default

    This forum is awesome. I found help and I appreciate all of the replies and info. Great job and thanks again.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Kenai
    Posts
    1,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PacWestFishTaxidermy View Post
    Understood, but did not feel like boring everyone with trivial info. I was keyholing with this ammo and my gun likes it.

    Confidence in the performance of your gun is HUGE!
    Now go get 'em!
    Vance in AK.

    Matthew 6:33
    "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •