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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

Sask residents get white tail 2 tags, plus in certain zones you can get unlimited CWD tags provided you submit the head for testing. The catch is you can only get tags one at a time...fill one, buy another.

Canadian and Non-residents just get one either-sex tag. Here in Ont it's one buck tag, plus certain zones (like mine) they offer limitted number of doe tags and/or second tags. Technically doe tags are by lottery, but as far as I know there have always been more tags available than applicatants so it's first come first served. Same for second deer - I think.

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

have you ever had a deer with cwd yourself?

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

I haven't hunted in Sask since 1990, before CWD was around, so no I haven't. I know that our RM (county) was one of the first to be hit with it apprx 1998 or so and it was linked back to domestic elk. I haven't heard of anyone that I know personally from there who has either.

And since the WMZ we hunted aren't offering CWD tags, I'm guessing the quick culling they did initially stopped it.My brother lives near Lloydminster and they are in the CWD area.

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

Where I live in NR. Ut been lucky also. some reoprts in eastern ut/colo. boarder, so much for colo. makes you want to go there.

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

i've heard that the rate of twist in the 300 win mag barrel is better for bullets 180 grains and up. They make 150 grain bullets, but they're not as accurate as a heavier lead. That's what I've heard.

Does anyone have any knowledge on this?

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

They aren't very efficient, they retain only about 55 percent of their original energy at long range. Part of that is due to their high velocity.

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

Which one is not efficient? The 150gr or the 180gr?

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

The 150 grain bullet from the 300 Win. Mag is not very efficient. It's less efficient than a bullet of the same weight from a 30-06 or 308. Although it is more potent, it retains less of its original energy at longer distances.

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

But the 180gr 300 winmag is better than the 180gr 30-06, right?

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.300 WIN MAG too powerfull?

Only if you can shoot them accurately. Since most 180 grain 30-06 bullets provide all the penetration necessary for North American big game out to 200 yards, or more, with some loads, it's really all the power you need. Of course, if I were hunting brown bear, I'd feel more comfortable taking advantage of the extra energy of a 300 Win. Mag, but for elk and moose, it's plenty of gun. The 300 has 35 percent more recoil, and like I said, the 30-06 is plenty enough, so you really have to ask yourself, is it worth it?

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