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    Default Which bullet 300 win mag?

    Want to play with a 300win mag this year for my all around gun. Locally I have moose, black, & brown bear.
    Ranges could be 0-500+yds.
    Looking for bullet recomendations. 1 in 10 twist.
    Figuring on trying 200-210gr to start out with. ELD-X, Accubond or???
    And yes I know they may not all shoot well from my rifle😉

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    Everyone, and every gun has their favorites. I shot 300 win mag exclusively for 20 years. It really is hard to find anything better for terminal performance than the 180 grain barnes tsx. I would try them, the accubonds and some hornady and see which one the gun likes the best.
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    My 300 WM likes the 180 Hornady GMX’s. Yes, even better than the TTSX.
    Good luck!

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    I had very good results for years with 180 gr. Corelokts. Probably too inexpensive too be very popular. But please don't shoot at moose and bears at 500 yards.

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    I used a lot of different bullets in my various .300's but my all around favorite was a 165 boat tail. At first it was Speer bullets, but then I started using Barnes X and haven't looked back. I did have loads with heavier bullets for close range stuff and bears.
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    I use 180 federal power shock or federal premium. I sighted in with power shock and tried out a few premium and they hit the same spots.
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    Thanks for all the input guys!
    Lots to digest👍
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    Accubonds would be my choice.

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    Berger are a royla pain in the ass in my .300WM bolt gun. Hard to find the sweet spot on C.O.L if you are limited by magazine length.

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    Thanks guys.
    I think I'll see how 200gr Accubonds shoot and then maybe something from barnes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfinder View Post
    My 300 WM likes the 180 Hornady GMX’s. Yes, even better than the TTSX.
    Good luck!
    I just changed to 180 GMX ..... very satisfied!!!


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    The 200 grain Nosler Partition is a great .300 Winny bullet as is the Barnes 180 grain TTSX. Both have a proven gut pile making record. I would look no further.

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    Ive always had good success with 180 Gr. I like Hornady Superformance best but that's just me. The 180 gr is still pretty flat shooting as well.

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    The 200-212gr ELDx is sure proving itself these days. Accuracy is typically great too fantastic. I personally shoot the 200's in my 300RUM's and can't say enough good about them, on paper or on hair...
    Also, like 338mag said, I know buds with 300winnys and it seems like the good ol' 200gr Nosler Partitions are a favorite as well...

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    My vote would be Accubonds. They have a very long proven track record. I'm yet to be sold on the high BC long range bullet. There are just too many failure stories when they try and carry these bullets over to hunting applications. I haven't looked at the ballistics of the two original bullets listed but at 500 yards I doubt the ELD's are outpacing the accubonds by anything significant.

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    High BC is not important for big game shooting distances for the normal man. Nosler Partition 200 or 220. Would hesitate on the Accubomb for brown bear.

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    I've been shooting 200grn nosler partitions since 85'. Never a problem with performance.
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    I've had great luck with the Barnes 165gr. TTSX on moose, caribou, sheep, goats, and deer. It's also the most accurate round out of my .300

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    I’ve got a coworker that swears by the 200 gr. Accubond in his .300 WSM for moose, especially, and caribou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I've been shooting 200grn nosler partitions since 85'. Never a problem with performance.
    My slumming buddy and I used 300 winny's exclusively for XX years until circa 2005 (when Texas interfered with me). We both used 200 gr Nosler partitions and, well suffice to say, many animals perished.

    In my old Rem 700, long since departed, I could load up a fairly stout (not case max nor compressed) load, sight in at 200 yds, and I was in the kill zone of a caribou / moose anywhere from 150 - 225 yards. Since I didn't (and don't) do much beyond 250 yards on big game, that worked pretty good for me.

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