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    Default Which One would you choose?

    For Alaskan big game other than bear, the 300 win mag or the 300WSM.
    I am getting ready to build a rifle and thought that I would get some input on these two cartridges,
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    I would go with the 300winny and I would also include the big bears with it. For a one gun battery, you cant go wrong.

    It would be a tie with the 30-06 and the 338winny IMO.

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    Default I would choose 300 WSM

    Although the 300 short is a few hundred FPS slower, I like the way it shoots alot better. Less recoil and about the same performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-16Pointy View Post
    Although the 300 short is a few hundred FPS slower, I like the way it shoots alot better. Less recoil and about the same performance.
    A few hundred fps slower? Not likely.

    I've owned both cartridges in the past in quite a few different rifles and you really can't go wrong with either one. There won't be no difference in performance on big game.

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    i'd go with the win, shot the shorts once both guns jammed, and ammo availibity...i'd stick with the win mag
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    I have both right now. My WSM is a custom rifle, so I prefer it. I will know better after I test my 200 grain TSX loads in the WSM. I have the extended magazine box so I can seat the bullets out a bit further, so I'm hoping to duplicate 300 Win velocity in the WSM. I would also look at the .325 WSM. I do like the smoother feeding of the Win. though.
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    I prefer the .338WM, but if I had to choose from the .300WSM and the .300WM, I would pick the latter. The .300WM can shoot heavier bullets with much more authority than the WSM, and ammo for it is readily available just about anywhere in Alaska.

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    I took the 300 WSM with 200 gr TSX bullets at 2750 fps ( not a max load )..You get all the penetration one would need for game as big as moose. I'm using a Kimber Montana and it recoils alot less than my buddies 300 win.

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    If weight were not a consideration, I would go with the 300 Win....for a light weight, low recoil rifle I'd go with the Kimber Montana in 300 wsm....

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    .300 WM has been proven on all Alaskan big game in every circumstance.

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    I used a .300 in Weatherby flavor to take down this 10 footer.
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    I too will be buying a new rifle soon, and am considering the .300 Winny and .300 WSM. Recoil is a real concern for me. While I know I will not notice the recoil when hunting, I do like to practice shooting from both a bench and field positions. I currently shoot a M70 feitherweight in .270 with no problems, and have shot an older standard weight M70 with a 24" bbl in .30/06 many times without problems as well. However, when I was 18 I moved up from a .30/30 to a Savage M110 in 7 mag and had a hard time handling its recoil. Now at this point I hadn't shot a whole bunch, and the Savage stock probably isn't the best for managing recoil, but I sold it and bought my .270 instead. Since then, 16 years later, I have shot quit a bit, including shotguns with 3 inch duck and turkey loads. Can anyone tell me how you think I'd do with a .300? Considering the .300 WSM over the .300 Winny because of recoil. I would like a Kimber Montana, but will probably buy a Tikka instead and apply the savings to hunting. Thanks.

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    I'd go with the 300 win mag, or even better, a 338, and even better than that, a 375 H&H. I've never had problems finding ammo for these calibers, and they are very versatile.

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    Default 300wsm

    i have owned a 300wsm for about 3years now and i've shot two sheep a goat and a black bear for myself with it. have had no problems with it its a great gun. i even use it when i'm guiding and have put down several brown bears and had to take out a wounded black bear this year ....440 yard running shot....didn't make it 50 more feet. i like the short action and its ballistacally equal to the 300 win mag with less felt recoil. i suggest finding someone who has either of these rifles and do some shooting everybody is different, find out what you like

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    So is there anyone in Oklahoma who'd let me shoot their .300 WSM...lol??

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