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Finally got to shoot the 300 Winnie

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by browningguy, May 15, 2006.

  1. browningguy

    browningguy Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Houston, TX
    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.


    I do like the way they jewel the bolts too.

    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.
  2. hoghunting

    hoghunting Senior Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    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.
  3. LAK

    LAK Senior Member

    Jul 28, 2004

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