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Newby 300 ammo choice

Newby 300 ammo choice
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:01:39 AM »
Hey folks new member here. Recently acquired a Winchester Model 70 XTR sporter in 300 wby and was drawn for moose here on the Canadian prairies. I have the original Bushnell Scopechief VI 3x9x38 dialled in pretty decent at 200 yds, the guns doing its part I’m sure. I bought 150 gr spire points, 150gr Nosler Partitions(what I sighted it in with), and 180gr TTSX. I won’t take a shot longer than 350yds, and likely in the 200 yd range(comfort zone). I figured the 150 noslers were an ideal choice for moose but The more I read, the more I think I should opt for the 180 TTSX and head back to the range. Am I overthinking this? Opinions appreciated

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 08:45:47 AM »
Both will work, but the 150gr will cause a lot of meat damage at those ranges,and I wouldn't try for a shoulder shot with the 150's. The 180's will be better, if your rifle will shoot them accurate. Anything under 1.5 moa is lots for moose at those ranges. I'm a canuck from the praires also.  8)

Rob
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Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 08:53:06 AM »
I agree with catskinner I'd go with the 180s if they are accurate in your rifle, otherwise the 150 partitions. The 150 spire points would be a last resort,  Welcome to the Nation. They're quite a few Weatherby fanatics here!!!
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Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 03:10:03 PM »
Welcome. I'd feel better with the 180,if you gun likes them. Good luck. GJ

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 11:07:58 AM »
Success!!
I stuck with 150gr Nosler partitions and they performed incredibly. Broadside shot at 120-140yds, both lungs were hit and I couldn’t find a big enough piece to confirm where the heart ended up. He took one step and the 36” bull dropped right there. It blew through a rib going in and another one exiting with a hole the size of a quarter. Minimal meat loss and zero tracking. Very impressive.

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 11:22:51 AM »
Success!!
I stuck with 150gr Nosler partitions and they performed incredibly. Broadside shot at 120-140yds, both lungs were hit and I couldn’t find a big enough piece to confirm where the heart ended up. He took one step and the 36” bull dropped right there. It blew through a rib going in and another one exiting with a hole the size of a quarter. Minimal meat loss and zero tracking. Very impressive.

Congratulations! Where are the pictures? ;D
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Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 12:09:53 PM »
Good job!! Glad the 300 worked good for you
Mike

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 03:29:52 PM »
awesome, I would have expected more meat damage at that range from the 300, but cool it worked for you  8)  pics would be nice  ::)

Rob
cfp-223REM
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ultralite-240 Wby
synthetic-240 Wby
synthetic-257 Wby
ultralite-270 Wby
fibermark-270 Wby
accumark-270 Wby
accumark-7mm Wby
stainless-300 Wby
fibermark-300Wby
accumark-30378 Wby
fibermark-340 Wby
accumark-338378 Wby
custom-375 Wby
DGR-378 Wby
DGR-416 Wby
custom DGR-460 Wby

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 03:59:15 PM »
Exit wound
Success!!
I stuck with 150gr Nosler partitions and they performed incredibly. Broadside shot at 120-140yds, both lungs were hit and I couldn’t find a big enough piece to confirm where the heart ended up. He took one step and the 36” bull dropped right there. It blew through a rib going in and another one exiting with a hole the size of a quarter. Minimal meat loss and zero tracking. Very impressive.

Congratulations! Where are the pictures? ;D

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 04:04:48 PM »
Closer

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 04:07:29 PM »
Meat is at the butcher and should have my euro mount back in a few weeks, will post pics when I get it back. Not huge but I’m pretty proud.

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2018, 04:25:04 PM »
Is it safe to assume it's your frist moose  :D ?  It's always funny when a hunter takes his frist moose, walks up to it and thinks holy sh*t this is quite big and a lot of meat. hahaha  ;D  You have a lot of good eating there  8)

Rob
cfp-223REM
accumark-223Rem
ultralite-240 Wby
synthetic-240 Wby
synthetic-257 Wby
ultralite-270 Wby
fibermark-270 Wby
accumark-270 Wby
accumark-7mm Wby
stainless-300 Wby
fibermark-300Wby
accumark-30378 Wby
fibermark-340 Wby
accumark-338378 Wby
custom-375 Wby
DGR-378 Wby
DGR-416 Wby
custom DGR-460 Wby

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2018, 04:39:24 PM »
You’d be right, my first moose and I was amazed at the size of it when we walked up on it and also retrieving it from the small ravine full of dead-fall, that was 4 hours to get it 120yds!!  The sask prairie isn’t as flat and tree less as some say.

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2018, 04:50:30 PM »
Hahahaha, yep, after you put one down, the real work begins. What zone were you drawn in? I'm in zone 45.

Rob
cfp-223REM
accumark-223Rem
ultralite-240 Wby
synthetic-240 Wby
synthetic-257 Wby
ultralite-270 Wby
fibermark-270 Wby
accumark-270 Wby
accumark-7mm Wby
stainless-300 Wby
fibermark-300Wby
accumark-30378 Wby
fibermark-340 Wby
accumark-338378 Wby
custom-375 Wby
DGR-378 Wby
DGR-416 Wby
custom DGR-460 Wby

Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2018, 05:01:19 PM »
I was in 41.  They were moving around alot, saw them all day, 12 in 2.5 days, but with so much standing crop, it was hard to get at them