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 i am looking at getting a 300wsm for elk hunting and want some opinions as to which brand to get, i know that there are a lot of good choices in my price range so any suggestions would be helpful.
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What your preference, wood/blue, synthetic/stainless, laminates?

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You might get a better deal here http://www.gunbroker.com or here http://www.gunsamerica.com
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does it have to be a wsm?? i bought a .300wby in a wby vanguard this year and i love it. i had a .300wsm, key word is had.
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I have a 300 wsm and enjoy it a lot! But it is expensive to feed if you don't reload yourself. The Savage or the Tikka would be my choice, in the order. I also know first hand, that a 30-06 is more than adequate to take an elk. So is the 7mm-08, and the 308. All three of which are cheaper to buy ammo, and hurt less on the shoulder.  
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i reloaded my .300wsm and it loved 180gr sierra prohunters with 66gr of rl-19
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TIKKA stainless synthetic. 300 WSM is one of my favorites.   The stainless Savage accustock guns are quite good also I have one in .243 that I like very much.   Dont think you would go wrong with either of those two.

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 Any drawbacks to having a detachable magazine if you handload for it?
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mine was a browning abolt and i didnt have any issues
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I like the Savage and the Tikka out of those choices, but you might want to put some thought into that muzzle brake on the Savage if you hunt without ear protection, that would make me lean toward the Tikka.  Your shooting buddies and hunting partners will thank you for not having the brake.  Good Luck.
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How bout a Weatherby Vanguard .. My son has a standard 300WSM stainless and it's a 1 MOA or better with just about everything we feed it ...
 
Of your 3 , I like the Abolt
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My model 11 Savage has the Detachable box, and has no drawbacks at all. Savage shorty's are little bit  longer than say a Remmy 700. Which allows a bit more room for long bullets. When I tried the Berger 185's my COAL was at 2.93, and they fed from the magazine just fine.
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I have a Remington CDL SF in 300 WSM and really like it a lot. It's a real tack driver but I agree that any 300 magnum, short or long eats expensive ammo and wont do anything better than a 30 06 can do except shoot flatter.
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

and wont do anything better than a 30 06 can do except shoot flatter.
Sam


And hit harder, and handle heaver bullets better , and retain more energy down range, and go faster. Wink
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... and fit in a short action.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

... and fit in a short action.

i dont understand why that is such a big dealWhacko
if you wanna be cool and be able to keel chit "extra dead" you have to have a long action.Cool


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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

and wont do anything better than a 30 06 can do except shoot flatter.
Sam


And hit harder, and handle heaver bullets better , and retain more energy down range, and go faster. Wink
And burn out barrels fasterClown I really do like my short mag but the price of ammo for it is making me a bit cantankerous latelySad
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+1 for the Tikka.
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It's possible to find a LNIB Kimber in 300wsm, which is a dandy rifle.  If your not into used my choice is for the Abolt.
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how bout a savage in 300 winmag
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Don't think you can go wrong with an X-Bolt or an A-Bolt.
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If you want to go first rate step up to a 300WM in a Remmington  R5 mil spec.
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I have a savage model 16 in a 300 WSM, love it. But its a little overkill for what i need so i might be selling it after the season. Shoot me a PM
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