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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 Iím sure. I bought 150 gr spire points, 150gr Nosler Partitions(what I sighted it in with), and 180gr TTSX. I wonít 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)

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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