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300 winchester short mag.

i just purchased a browning stainless stalker and i must say it works flawless. shot a bull moose and a nice buck this fall, both with one shot. i use 180 grain supreme accubonds and they seem to group reasonably well for a magnum. just wonderin if theres any wsm fans out there?

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300 winchester short mag.

Welcome to BGH!!! Sounds like the new round is working great for you. I'm a .308 man myself, but I know there's lots of WSM lovers here too.

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300 winchester short mag.

theres nothin wrong with a 308 they have taken alot of game in this country but i dont like the gun personally. i seen alot of game wounded and never found with them but that can have alot to do with the shooter i know. what kind is yours anyways?

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I'm a TC Encore fan and hunt deer with a 25-06 barrel. Although the WSM's are intrigueing, I don't think anyone makes TC barrels chambered for them because of pressure issues. If someone did, I'd certainly have one.

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Browning Lever. Love it!!!

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had a blr browning in 308 but since sold it . nice gun but not my cup of tea i guess. i like my game to drop where they stand not 1/2 mile in the woods. the wsm puts a big hole in them but o well you dont have to chase them Big smile

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wonksy wrote:
i like my game to drop where they stand not 1/2 mile in the woods. the wsm puts a big hole in them but o well you dont have to chase them Big smile

And I like mine to still be in one piece... neener!

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so what if you lose 5 or 10 lbs of meat on a 500-700lb moose. its not the end of the world. if you ever experienced the anguish of having to tear your guts out and break your back to get one out then you have no idea what i mean. i'll sacrafice abit of meat anyday for the animal to drop where it stands Thumbs up

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The lose of 5-10 lbs of moose is no big deal, but to a woman it can be a lifetime ordeal

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your comment has nothing to do with the topic but it was kinda funny i'll give you that much man. just try to keep it hunting related from now on ok....thanks again. 300 wsm all the way to the freezer!!!!! Thumbs up

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wonksy wrote:
so what if you lose 5 or 10 lbs of meat on a 500-700lb moose. its not the end of the world. if you ever experienced the anguish of having to tear your guts out and break your back to get one out then you have no idea what i mean. i'll sacrafice abit of meat anyday for the animal to drop where it stands Thumbs up

Probably fine on a moose, and I suppose it makes quartering a deer easier in that they're usually in two pieces when you find them. But you are correct, they're almost alway lying right where you shot them.
neener! Laugh
My brother shot a .300 Mag for years and just switched to a .270 this season after blowing too many deer in half.

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