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Looking for a T3 stainless 300 win magPosted by Ericbc7 on July 30, 2019 at 1:19 am
Hey folks, I have a new old stock T3 7mm mag that I’m contemplating turning into a Long range 300 WM. I would prefer a T3 stainless 300 WM to start. If you see one let me know please.Dog Down replied 3 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 10 Replies
Looking for a T3 stainless 300 win magDog Down updated 3 years, 7 months ago 3Members · 10 Replies
LarkinModeratorJuly 30, 2019 at 1:22 am296 Bullseyes
If I see one postage might be a problem lol
Ericbc7MemberJuly 30, 2019 at 2:45 am21 Bullseyes
Lol Larkin you are probably correct! Let me amend my search to the United States!
That said, I bet you and your friends might have some advice on building a long range 300 win mag on a Tikka platform!
Dog DownMemberJuly 30, 2019 at 7:17 pm105 Bullseyes
Have ruled out a 300wsm? we get better accuracy and easier to handload…
Ericbc7MemberAugust 3, 2019 at 7:42 am21 Bullseyes
I have not ruled it out, in fact I would love to find one cheap lol, that said I have a soft spot for 300 WM. I know for sure that the 300 short mag is a better starting point.
Let me know if you see a sale on either
Ericbc7MemberAugust 17, 2019 at 6:31 am21 Bullseyes
With Mountain tac’s Long bottom metal and the fact that I have some brass and Willis collet die I lean toward the 300 WM.
And btw hi dog so glad to hear from you!
Ericbc7MemberAugust 17, 2019 at 7:57 am21 Bullseyes
Ok let me lay the foundation.
I was looking for a 300 WM used and cheap. I was looking for the WM mainly based on MT’s new bottom metal.
I realize the short mag has advantages.
I want a rifle that works and fits my preferences which are based on my ol timy preferences. Some day I’ll have a wsm but until then the win mag is the plan. I also have 100 adm brass for 300 win mag.
Dog DownMemberAugust 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm105 Bullseyes
Makes sense if you have some components already…will be cheaper to build for sure… with the same results in the end. Good luck.
Ericbc7MemberAugust 21, 2019 at 9:36 am21 Bullseyes
I’m keen to finding a a 300 short mag cheap, and I see some locally. What I hate is that Tikka’s are 1:11 twist so if I want to do a custom rifle with Jason I am looking at faster twist or standard twist and short mag. Meaning I either find a short mag and buy bullets to fit the 1:11 twist or have Jason barrel me a gun that works with my 220 Lapua bullets in hand.
I have 100 adm 300 WM cases on hand and the adm bottom metal looks keen so I am dumping the short mag plan
I realize I talked about this before, sorry to belabor the point.
Dog DownMemberAugust 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm105 Bullseyes
I totally get where your coming from…BUT…Lol, not to sound like a know it all…I would strongly advise on ditching / selling the WM components you have and start with a WSM platform because I know you will want the all around best shooting platform in the future.
Quick story…I bought my 300wsm about 5 years ago and at the same time a buddy bought a 300wm.
His reasoning for not buying a WSM at the time was shortage & variety of ammo, which at the time the argument had some merit…and he was also bias to the WM
My reasoning, I will hand-load all ammo for the gun so I wasn't worried and knew the WSM was easier to load with the case design.
Now 5 years later after shooting both guns…My buddy (who now handholds as well) wished he'd bought the WSM for these reasons:
– Factory ammo is now more available
– For whatever reason the WSM seems to be more accurate with factory ammo and especially handholds
– Brass is now more ready available for reloading.
– WSM is cheaper to load if you shoot alot
– He hates resizing and reloading belted WM cases
– Much easier to tune a load with the WSM
He's not the first guy I've run into that's switched from a WM to a WSM…so there seems to be a common theme if your a gun nut and actually shoot them.
If you are truly set and love the WM then I would not even think about changing and continue down your path and build the gun your heart is set on… BUT, if you want what I think will truly make you happy shooting at the range, grated I only know from forum talks…build a 300wsm and start handloading, it will be the best platform for you…results can vary obviously but you handload ammo and i know from experience that any handloader will choose the WSM over a WM pretty much everyday with all things factored in.
Something to think about…
Ericbc7MemberAugust 24, 2019 at 4:30 am21 Bullseyes
Ok dog, I hear you, I’m now thinking to do both lol. I have 6 Tikka’s and one more will just make me happier
The good news is that there are all kinds of 300 wsm used for sale
I just wish I had a lathe to thread the barrels for my suppressors…
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