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300 Winchester Magnum: All There is to Know About the Caliber

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Powerful and accurate, the .300 Win Mag is one of the best-selling cartridges around.

Introduced in 1963, this powerful rifle cartridge has become extremely popular among long-range shooters, big-game hunters, and law enforcement. With bullet weights from the flat-shooting 165-grain to the common 180-grain bullet to the ultra powerful 220-grain and velocities reaching 3,300 fps from a 24- inch barrel, the .300 Winchester Magnum is one of the best .30 caliber cartridges available.

Even with more hard-hitting options like Weatherby Magnums hitting the scene, the .300 Win Mag stays on top despite its considerable recoil.

Accuracy & Long-Range Performance

Since day one, the .300 Win Mag has been touted for its incredible accuracy and effectiveness at extended ranges. This magnum cartridge has even been used by the U.S. military for sniper rifles and for long range target shooting competitions.

Big-Game Hunting

The .300 Win Mag is a a well-known hunting cartridge for North American big-game animals from whitetails to grizzlies as well as African plains game.

With the right hunting rifle, there isn't much this powerful cartridge can't take down.

Guns & Ammo Choices in .300 Win Mag

Often pitted against the .30-06 Springfield, .300 Weatherby, and 6.5 Creedmoor, the .300 Win Mag has loyal followers.

With its longstanding popularity, hunters and long-range shooters have plenty of options for .300 Win Mag loads, including:

  • Nosler Partition .300 Win Magnum
  • Hornady .300 Win Mag 200 gr ELD-X Precision Hunter
  • Norma .300 Win Mag

Some popular rifles chambered for .300 Win Mag include:

  • Remington Model 700
  • Weatherby Vanguard
  • Nosler M48 Western
  • Mossberg Patriot
  • Browning X-Bolt Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Mauser M18
  • Ruger Precision Rifle
  • Browning BLR Lightweight `81 Lever-Action Rifle

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