Which is better 300 WSM or 300 Win Mag?

Truly, choosing between the 300 Winchester magnums comes down to the length and weight of rifle you prefer. If you like short, quick actions, go with the WSM. If the 30-06-length standard action works for you, stick with the old 300 Win.

Is 300 WSM good for elk?

Many people use the flat shooting and hard hitting 300 WSM for hunting elk, deer and many other species of big game with excellent results.

Can you hunt elk with a 300 Win Mag?

The 180 grain load is quite possibly the best . 300 Win Mag ammo for elk, bear, and moose hunting. The 165 grain load will also work for larger game like elk, but it’s perfect for bigger deer and bear. That high velocity 150 grain load is great .

Is 300 Win Mag too big for elk?

With a 180-grain bullet out of my. 300 Win Mag rifles, it would be tough to count the big whitetails, mule deer, bears, elk, and African plains game up to kudu I have taken over the years.

What is a 300 WSM good for?

300 WSM is one of the more popular short magnum cartridges that have come out in the last two decades. You can use it for both big game hunting as well as benchrest target shooting. Its bullet weighs from 125 to 200 grains. Although, most would agree that the 150-180 gr bullets often work the best with the cartridge.

Is a 300 WSM good for moose?

For the 300 WSM the Barnes 180 grain TTSX is a great choice. I’m using the 180 grain TTSX out of my 300 WSM (Christensen Arms Classic Carbon with 24 inch barrel) and it runs just shy of 3000 fps. That should be plenty for a moose (took care of a bull elk last year no problem).

How far can you shoot an elk with a 300 WSM?

You can shoot a 300 Win mag faster but a 300 WSM has enough energy to kill Elk out to 800+ yards pretty easy if you put the time in.

What is the most popular caliber for elk hunting?

Our List of the Top 10 Elk Hunting Cartridges

  • 7mm Remington Magnum. Image courtesy of Field & Stream.
  • . 300 Weatherby.
  • . 35 Whelen.
  • . 300 Winchester Magnum.
  • . 338 Winchester Magnum.
  • . 375 H&H.
  • 6.5 PRC. Image courtesy of Guns and Ammo.
  • 300 Remington Ultra Mag. Image courtesy of Norma Ammunition.

What can you hunt with a 300 WSM?

300 Win Mag with a light 150-grain bullet such as a Power Core, PowerMax Bonded or Power Point can reach velocities of up to 3390 FPS and is a great round for wild hogs, pronghorn, Dall sheep, and all of the various deer species.

How far is a 300 WSM good for?

As a long range hunting cartridge, the . 300 WSM loaded with A-Max projectiles is capable of producing wide wounding out to 1000 yards.