.300 win mag or .308


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GarandOwner
August 15, 2007, 03:11 PM
I am thinking of getting a new Remington 700P for range work at 300+ yards.
My question is: Does one round have a greater benifit as far as accuracy
goes for target shooting? or is it more of a "personal preference" What are the pros and cons of each.

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ArmedBear
August 15, 2007, 03:17 PM
.300 Win Mag velocities are higher and match bullets are heavier. Probably an advantage in high wind. Hits harder, but paper isn't elk. Shoots a bit flatter, but you'll have to know your bullet drop either way, at 300+ yards.

.308 is cheaper, lower recoil, and (probably) doesn't burn up the barrel as fast. Short action may be stiffer, but not a really big deal. Gun is lighter, but you're not looking for a still-hunting rifle anyway.

I'd get the .308 unless I had a very good reason to get the .300 WM.

Scorpiusdeus
August 15, 2007, 03:18 PM
At that distance for your purposes I don't think one has an advantage over another.

.308 is cheaper or so it would appear to me and more readily available.

moojpg2
August 15, 2007, 03:58 PM
i personally would go for the .300, but that's what I shoot so i'm a little biased. when u really start reaching out beyond 300yds, it starts to have an advantage, especially out near the 1000yd mark. yea, the 308 is a great round, I have a friend who swears by his Remington LTR in .308 (which is a real great gun, absolute tack driver, and I would swear by it too, but not for competition out to 1000yds), but he is wanting a .300 for his next rifle.it's just a more capable round, and it has the same accuracy potential as the .308. Hand loading is a must though because otherwise it does cost a fortune to shoot a lot.

not to mention it's a lot of fun sitting at the range shooting the .300, when your target is at 600yds, and you squeeze the first one off and there's someone at the bench next to you shooting a .223 at 100 yds, it's really funny to see the " oh ****,*** was that" look on there face.

ArmedBear
August 15, 2007, 04:10 PM
especially out near the 1000yd mark

That's a whole different world out there. 300+ is different from 1000. Depends on what he meant by "+", I guess. :)

you squeeze the first one off and there's someone at the bench next to you shooting a .223 at 100 yds, it's really funny to see the " oh ****,*** was that" look on there face.

If you like that, try a big-bore flintlock.

Outlaws
August 15, 2007, 05:03 PM
Go with the 308 for the exact reasons as stated above.

bkjeffrey
August 15, 2007, 05:12 PM
Get one of each:D

Legionnaire
August 15, 2007, 05:16 PM
My opinion: .308 to 850 yards, maybe 900 with 175gr match ammo. If you plan to regularly shoot 800+, go with the .300.

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