Finally got to shoot the 300 Winnie


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browningguy
May 15, 2006, 11:45 PM
Well after many months I finally had time to go shoot the new (1962 vintage) .300 Mag I traded for in January. It appeared to be unfired and was packed in the original box. The only markings on it are Belgian proofs and "Alaskan Rifles - Made in Belgium". The original box it was in has "Dumoulin Rilfle" pencilled on the end flap, the jewelling on the bolt looks right for Dumoulin so who knows.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Rifles/300win-2.jpg

I do like the way they jewel the bolts too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Rifles/300win-3.jpg

Anyway I grabbed 3 different cheap loads just to try, since I haven't had a 300 Mag for a while I don't have any handloads yet.

The 150 gr. Federals really scared me, 4 1/2" pattern at 100 yards. I was kind of worried it was a combination of me forgetting how to shoot and something bad wrong with the rifle.

Moved on to the 165 gr. Federals and the 3 shot groups came down to 1 1/4". Now I'm feeling a little better.

Finally the 180 gr. Federals loaded with Sierra Gamekings (told you they were the cheapest I could buy), and the first group was 1.15", then the second group with these went .97".

Happy at last!!! Tried the 150's again and back to 4-4 1/2" patterns so I gues this one likes the heavy bullets.

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hoghunting
May 16, 2006, 01:54 AM
It's nice to see what real craftmen did when parts were handfitted and detailed. Very nice rifle and the fact that it's a shooter even makes it better. You made a good trade.

LAK
May 16, 2006, 06:50 AM
Very nice piece indeed. One and a quarter groups are more than satisfactory for any reasonable task.

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