.300 Win Mags - Where are they?

Sep 27, 2012
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I don't see many 300 win mags on here or for sale.

I was thinking about getting one with a brake as my first jump into the long range tactical market.

What am I missing? SHould I be looking elsewhere for 'better than 308' ballistics?

Thanks Gents.

Dave
 
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I picked up a 700P recently and am very pleased with it. It is a .75moa factory gun. It is getting a brake, bolt knob. I have a stock pack and a Harris bipod on the way. I am going to work up a load for it next. I love it! Wouldn't trade it for anything.
 
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I do not want to give mine up. I still want a 338LM but that will have to hold.
I wanted a 338LM also until I stumbled across my 300. It has really impressed me, I didn't know how accurate they are. My 338 project is definitely on hold.
 
Feb 26, 2013
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I love my .300 Win Mag - Shoots like a laser to 1500 when I do my part. I looked initially at acquiring a .338 Lapua until I came across the Crane .300 Win Mag DODIC presentation and realized I can obtain my goals w/ a .300 while saving a boat load of money on ammunition...I guess Crane / NAVSEA came to the same conclusion as evidenced by the .300 Win Mags recently placed into service.

 
Jan 26, 2012
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I agree why would anyone sell their .300 Mag. Might be the best cartridge ever made. It can take any game in North America. It can shoot out to a mile with great accuracy. Way cheaper to reload than the big .338's .375's ect. Ammo available at McDonalds, well practically. Just a great all around .30 cal cartridge with plenty of whoop-ass.
 

HOGTOOTH5R

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Got a Remington 700 .300 WM 5R in a PDC Customs Folder Chassis. Puts a BIG SMILE on my Face Everytime I Pull that Trigger and Feel the Horse Power on my Shoulder! There's a Very Good Article on the Latest Issue of the Sniper Magazine that talks about the Advantages of .300 over the .338 Lapua Magnums.

I know many will frown upon this, but the .300 WM still has A Lot More to offer to the every day shooter/hunters.
 
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How much barrel life can you get out of a 300 win mag?? And does anyone know approximately how many mils it is to 1000 yards?
 

Bob L Swagger

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Here is mine, this was my first custom rifle and it is still my favorite!

Surgeon 1086R
Surgeon DBM
Cerakote flat dark earth
McMillan A-5 KMW hardware GAP Camo
Krieger 5R MTU 1:10 finished at 24"
Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 HS-ZS MOAR
Nightforce medium steel rings
Holland level
Badger FTE brake
Jewell Trigger
Tab Gear Sling
Atlas V8.1 bipod














100 Yard 3 shot group:





300 Yard 3 shot group:

 
Nov 22, 2011
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I thought I saw a couple on the Sale forum. Mine stays close. I read about "people" that don't like the recoil. I love it. Kind of like startin up an old Hemi. Horsepower! My next favorite is my 45-70, with a slight hot load. Almost a 458, but not quite. 300 grains goin down range. It'll stop a train. Well, almost.
 
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Here's mine. Not up and running yet, but close.
 

HOGTOOTH5R

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that's probably the only downside, from what I have been reading barrel life is in the 1000-1500 round area depending on several variables.
.300 WM to Magnum Calibers is what .243 Win is to Short Action Calibers. Both are Haul Ass Barrel Burners and hella FUN To Shoot! But IMO the short Barrel Life is Well worth the Long Range Accuracy/Performance you get out of it. When the barrel goes out it just give you more of a Reason to get a Better Barrel and Further Upgrade the Rifle!
 
Sep 27, 2012
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I agree why would anyone sell their .300 Mag. Might be the best cartridge ever made. It can take any game in North America. It can shoot out to a mile with great accuracy. Way cheaper to reload than the big .338's .375's ect. Ammo available at McDonalds, well practically. Just a great all around .30 cal cartridge with plenty of whoop-ass.
I thought maybe I was the crazy one being so interested in it and not seeing them on here...Guess that was the exact wrong way to read that!
 
Sep 27, 2012
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Very nice...I'd love to replicate that gun but I can't afford to new...hence the shopping around...

I might start a new post on the 'realistic' $2000 300 win mag hypothetical and see what folks come up with. Those posts can be fun.

Here is mine, this was my first custom rifle and it is still my favorite!

Surgeon 1086R
Surgeon DBM
Cerakote flat dark earth
McMillan A-5 KMW hardware GAP Camo
Krieger 5R MTU 1:10 finished at 24"
Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 HS-ZS MOAR
Nightforce medium steel rings
Holland level
Badger FTE brake
Jewell Trigger
Tab Gear Sling
Atlas V8.1 bipod














100 Yard 3 shot group:





300 Yard 3 shot group:

 
Sep 27, 2012
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.300 WM to Magnum Calibers is what .243 Win is to Short Action Calibers. Both are Haul Ass Barrel Burners and hella FUN To Shoot! But IMO the short Barrel Life is Well worth the Long Range Accuracy/Performance you get out of it. When the barrel goes out it just give you more of a Reason to get a Better Barrel and Further Upgrade the Rifle!
At the rate I really shoot, 1500 will last a while... and it's always fun to upgrade! Any luck setting 300 win mag barrels back an inch and recutting the chamber? I've heard of pretty good luck with this in other calibers, don't see why it wouldn't work here too.
 

HOGTOOTH5R

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At the rate I really shoot, 1500 will last a while... and it's always fun to upgrade! Any luck setting 300 win mag barrels back an inch and recutting the chamber? I've heard of pretty good luck with this in other calibers, don't see why it wouldn't work here too.
I'm going to be Honest, I've not been in this Hobby long, although I do visit this site very often. I have yet seen anyone done the Recutting/Rechambering method you've listed above. I won't comment on if it's doable or not, but FWIW if you're going to spend the same amount of Money/Down Time on Gunsmithing to do this with a "USED" Barrel not knowing how it'll perform or if it's even worth it, I would just get a Brand New Barrel everytime knowing it's High Quality and Good to Go...

There are somethings you can save money on, but for Long Range Precision I would NEVER try to go cheap on the Barrel which is The Most Important Part of your Accuracy. Just my 2 cent.

Cheers.

HOG.
 
Sep 27, 2012
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I'm going to be Honest, I've not been in this Hobby long, although I do visit this site very often. I have yet seen anyone done the Recutting/Rechambering method you've listed above. I won't comment on if it's doable or not, but FWIW if you're going to spend the same amount of Money/Down Time on Gunsmithing to do this with a "USED" Barrel not knowing how it'll perform or if it's even worth it, I would just get a Brand New Barrel everytime knowing it's High Quality and Good to Go...

There are somethings you can save money on, but for Long Range Precision I would NEVER try to go cheap on the Barrel which is The Most Important Part of your Accuracy. Just my 2 cent.

Cheers.

HOG.
Agreed...I was thinking more along the lines of getting extra life out of your match barrel after the first 1000+ rounds...
 

HOGTOOTH5R

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Agreed...I was thinking more along the lines of getting extra life out of your match barrel after the first 1000+ rounds...
That depends, if you know or have a good Smith near you then it would technically be feasible. Although, I'd make sure he checks the Barrel Bore to make sure it's worth doing so. Your round count for a new barrel is say 1,500 rounds. You spend the Money say $300 to get it installed, then come 1,000 round mark you spend another $300 to get it taken off, cut rechamber then put back on but only get half the amount of Barrel life left, and probably less than that. So you just spent double the amount of Gunsmithing on a single barrel.

I would only do this if the Barrel is Top Quality and Truely worth this kind of trouble. But then again, I don't have a good smith in my area so I'll have to send my rifle off and wait for couple of months or even longer just to get it back with an recut old barrel on it. For me it's not worth the trouble or the extra expense, but to each of his own I guess.
 

bohem

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I don't know where you guys are getting 1000-1500rd for barrel life, several of my friends shooting this caliber have surprassed 2500rd with theirs, one of them recently pulled his barrel after 3583 carefully documented rounds. It had grown to a bit over 3/4MOA when he tossed the tube.

H1000 is much nicer to barrels than RL22 or RL25 can be, I will be sorely disappointed if I only get 1000rd out of my current barrel.
 

STR

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I'll sell you mine. it wasn't for sale until you asked. It has 200 rounds through it, but it's flawless. I have the components to build another one some day.
Stiller TAC300, Bartlein flutted by Bartlein with a 1 in 10 twist, Little Bastard, Timney trigger, McMillan A5 sniper fill, APA BM with AI mag.

Rifle only
$3500.00 to your FFL.



 
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I bought this one 3 weeks ago but now I'm thinking of selling or trading for one with a lighter barrel. It's a RWS built rifle and pretty sweet. I need to see how much it would cost to re barrel it.

 

Eric B.

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I have two .300 win mag rifles.
1. HS Precision -> stainless Rem. action, HS Precision stainless 25" fluted barrel and M24 style stock

2. Browning A-Bolt -> Stainless Stalker W/ black Teflon-like coating and BOSS muzzle brake & optional solid BOSS (Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System. It adjusts barrel harmonics to almost any load for max accuracy. GOOD factory loads will shoot 1/2" MOA)
Two stocks: standard "plastic" stock and Browning laminated thumbhole. Both W/ pillars and custom bedding.

I'd sell the HS Precision rifle B/C I'm getting a DTA with .300 win mag and 338 Lapua (or 338 Norma)
 
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HOGTOOTH5R

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Oh Heck, since this has turned into what looks like a picture thread...LOL...Here's Mine, Remington 5R .300 WM in a PDC Customs Folder Chassis. Bushnell Elite 6-24x50 FFP Mil/Mil Scope, Illuminated Mil Dot Ret. Nothing special but this one is Mine.





 
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My 300WM, I found here on the hide, a couple of months back. They are here you just have to be quick, and I have no plans to sell, this is the rifle I have been wanting for a very long time

TRG-42, N/F 5.5-22X56 and a NEAR Alpha Mount on a Sako Factory Base
 
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Sep 27, 2012
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I'm beginning to water at the mouth and roll quarters. Putting some listings together to sell and encore and possibly my savage 22-250 LRPV and sightron siii to raise funds for this project...

If only I was a full member :( look out on gunbroker I guess.

Mate get a .300 win mag, they are very nice indeed. Mine pushes 185 Juggernauts or 208 AMAX really really well.

You wont be dissapointed.

 
Sep 27, 2012
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My 300WM, I found here on the hide, a couple of months back. They are here you just have to be quick, and I have no plans to sell, this is the rifle I have been wanting for a very long time

TRG-42, N/F 5.5-22X56 and a NEAR Alpha Mount on a Sako Factory Base
Very pretty TRG... My mind is running wild with ideas...
 
Sep 27, 2012
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I like it boss. That PDC folder is growing on me...

Oh Heck, since this has turned into what looks like a picture thread...LOL...Here's Mine, Remington 5R .300 WM in a PDC Customs Folder Chassis. Bushnell Elite 6-24x50 FFP Mil/Mil Scope, Illuminated Mil Dot Ret. Nothing special but this one is Mine.





 
Sep 27, 2012
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I've got the itch to build one now so I'll pass until I get impatient! Let us know when the DTA shows up, they've been busy cranking them out over there from the sounds of it.

I have two .300 win mag rifles.
1. HS Precision -> stainless Rem. action, HS Precision stainless 25" fluted barrel and M24 style stock

2. Browning A-Bolt -> Stainless Stalker W/ black Teflon-like coating and BOSS muzzle brake & optional solid BOSS (Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System. It adjusts barrel harmonics to almost any load for max accuracy. GOOD factory loads will shoot 1/2" MOA)
Two stocks: standard "plastic" stock and Browning laminated thumbhole. Both W/ pillars and custom bedding.

I'd sell the HS Precision rifle B/C I'm getting a DTA with .300 win mag and 338 Lapua (or 338 Norma)