.300 Winchester Magnum Match Loads

.300 Winchester Magnum Match Loads

Comparison:.308/168 vs. .300/190 at 1,00 yards

200 yard zero, 10 mph Crosswind
1,000 Yd. VelocityDrop (in.)Wind Drift (in.)Flight Time (sec.)Energy (ft-lbs)Goes Subsonic (yd.)

While most tactical rifles and shooters today rely on the .308 Winchester cartridge, there are those who reach for a .300 Winchester Magnum, and for good reason. It's a great mid-ground performer, providing a good deal more reach than a .308 without the disadvantages of the big .338 Lapua and .50 BMG.

There are several top-notch match-grade .300 Winchester Magnum factory loads available--three with 190-grain hollowpoint boattails and one utilizing Hornady's polymer-tipped 178-grain A-Max.

A 190-grain bullet exiting at the velocities provided by the .300 offer a significantly flatter trajectory and less wind drift than a 168-grain bullet from a .308. I've shot distant steel silhouettes with a .308 side by side with a .300 chambering 190s. The difference is worth experiencing.

Vital Stats: .300 Winchester Magnum

BrandBullet TypeBullet Weight(grs.)Muzzle Velocity (fps)
Black HillsA-Max1783,000
Black HillsHPBT1902,950
FederalSierra MatchKing1902,900

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