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need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk

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Re: need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2021, 07:43:55 AM »
Iím going with the 180 TSX in the Weathermark. Might be a little much if I need up using it for antelope. But thatís why I have a 257!
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Re: need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2021, 07:58:21 AM »
No need for the 257Wby, the 180 TSX will be perfect for any medium to large game. Hope you score on both hunts. Good Hunting.
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Re: need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2023, 08:16:50 AM »
150 g if it's calm 180 g if it's windy.
Like I posted earlier, when I started hunting I only had one rifle, a .30-06, and I worked up a 150 g load for deer and a 180 g load for elk.

Since pronghorn antelope season was ahead of deer and elk seasons, I would sight my rifle in with the 150 g bullets and go antelope hunting.  Then I would re-sight with 180 g for elk, then re-sight again for deer. 

Then I would be hunting deer with 150s and run into an elk, and shoot him with the 150.  Or I would be hunting elk with the 180s and shoot a deer.  Both worked, but it was a royal PITA changing bullet zeros every other week.

As I later got more rifles, I began to just zero each rifle to one bullet, and match the rifle to the animal that I would be hunting.  Then one year I took my .257 Ackley with 117 g Sierra GameKing bullets on a Montana unlimited tag Bighorn sheep area and the last day out this heavy, ivory tipped, dark antlered 6x6 bull elk came walking about 75 yards from me and ...

When I first got my .300 Wby I loaded it with 168 g Barnes TSX bullets and it worked great on Texas exotics, Montana bull elk, and a variety of South African antelope from a 30 pound Klipspringer to a 500+ pound Sable.

Then I switched to 168 g Barnes TTSX bullets in my .300 Wby, and they worked great on Montana bull elk, a variety of New Zealand animals from a fallow deer to a red deer stag, and in Mozambique from 40 pound duiker antelope to a leopard and another 500+ pound Sable antelope.

I have now switched to Barnes 180 g TTSX bullets in my .300 Wby, and I have absolutely no doubt that they will work great on any North American animal from pronghorn antelope to moose.

I know this is a few months old now, but what is your powder of choice and COAL for the TTSX.  I am using IMR7828 with 180 TSX

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Re: need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2023, 08:47:51 AM »
My 300 doesnít like the TTSX for some reason. With what all I went through to find a great load, Iím not looking to change anything!
Iím also using IMR7828 behind the 180 TSX. Getting sub MOA groups now.
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Re: need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2023, 10:42:47 AM »
My 300 doesnít like the TTSX for some reason. With what all I went through to find a great load, Iím not looking to change anything!
Iím also using IMR7828 behind the 180 TSX. Getting sub MOA groups now.
Getting .44 at 200 yards.  But I think I can take it faster.  Might try another load once supplies are more reasonable.