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Old 12-08-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default 300 win mag vs 308 is it really a reason to choose 308 over 300 because of money?

I dont get when ppl say 300 wm is WAY more expensive than the 308's. For example, lets consider Hornady's:

>308 Win 150 gr GMX® Superformance = 20/BX MSRP: $52.20
>300 Win Mag 150 gr GMX® Superformance® =20/BX MSRP: $55.37
> difference in ammo $= 3.17

>308 WIN 150 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE®= 20/Box MSRP: $48.68
>300 WIN MAG 180 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE®=20/Box MSRP:$51.87
> difference in ammo $= 3.19


>308 WIN 165 GR GMX® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/BX MSRP: $52.20
>300 WIN MAG 165 GR GMX® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/BX MSRP: $56.00
> difference in ammo $= 3.8

308 WIN 165 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/Box MSRP: $48.68
300 WIN MAG 165 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/Box MSRP: $51.87
> difference in ammo $= 3.19'

So on average a 300, 20 round box costs around $3.34 more than a 308 20 round box of ammo.
IMO that isnt a huge difference you'd have to shoot aprox. 16 boxes of the 308 20 round boxes, by which then you'll save around $55 dollars. Just a lil over enough to buy another 20rd box of 308s. So basically you wont really have a "difference" until you shot 320 rounds of 308's or putting that in a different way: you'll be asking your self if 300 win mag is worth the money after your friend has shot 320 rounds on his 308...

I think its worth the money for the flatter shooting, heavy hitting, longer range ammo. how about you?

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Old 12-08-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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The only reason I would get a 308 is because it is because the ammo is way mor nown than 300 you can also get the ammo in bulk cheaper

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The only reason I would get a 308 is because it is because the ammo is way mor nown than 300 you can also get the ammo in bulk cheaper
That's my opinion that is just what I would do
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The 308 and the 300 mag. do the same thing with the same selection of bullets, it`s just that a 300 mag. will do it farther away. If your looking for a longer range hunting rifle the 300 would be the way to go. If your looking for a range gun and a hunting gun, but don`t feel the need to shoot 600 yrds. the 308 would be a better choice. If you were to reload the cost difference would not be near that much.

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I dont get when ppl say 300 wm is WAY more expensive than the 308's. For example, lets consider Hornady's:

>308 Win 150 gr GMX® Superformance = 20/BX MSRP: $52.20
>300 Win Mag 150 gr GMX® Superformance® =20/BX MSRP: $55.37
> difference in ammo $= 3.17

>308 WIN 150 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE®= 20/Box MSRP: $48.68
>300 WIN MAG 180 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE®=20/Box MSRP:$51.87
> difference in ammo $= 3.19

>308 WIN 165 GR GMX® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/BX MSRP: $52.20
>300 WIN MAG 165 GR GMX® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/BX MSRP: $56.00
> difference in ammo $= 3.8

308 WIN 165 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/Box MSRP: $48.68
300 WIN MAG 165 GR INTERBOND® SUPERFORMANCE® = 20/Box MSRP: $51.87
> difference in ammo $= 3.19'

So on average a 300, 20 round box costs around $3.34 more than a 308 20 round box of ammo.
IMO that isnt a huge difference you'd have to shoot aprox. 16 boxes of the 308 20 round boxes, by which then you'll save around $55 dollars. Just a lil over enough to buy another 20rd box of 308s. So basically you wont really have a "difference" until you shot 320 rounds of 308's or putting that in a different way: you'll be asking your self if 300 win mag is worth the money after your friend has shot 320 rounds on his 308...

I think its worth the money for the flatter shooting, heavy hitting, longer range ammo. how about you?
The catch, is with 300, you have to shell out that kind of money, there are boxes of "match" 308 for less than 20 a box even around these parts, what about for 300?
You're comparing high end ammo, which, I do agree is the best way to compare apples to apples but if you're going for the price point you gotta look at the low end too.
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The issue i have with the big 300s is they are real barrel burners. Unless your shooting it once a year for a sight in then a few rounds at a moose or something your going to burn a barrel out target shooting in short order

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Match Ammo 308 Winchester 168 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail

Ammo 300 Winchester Mag 165 Grain Pointed Soft Point Boat Tail Box of 20

Not really that much difference, .15 cents a round, pick your poison........
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I got 1132 rounds down my 300 WM target rifle barrel before it went south for accuracy. It's still good for minute of deer but not much good for target shooting when at long range. New barrel is in the works at Krieger.

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All of you have good points my dad and one of my friends got me thinking if i should buy a 300 or 308, i consider both basically the same in range, but different in power, i usually dont shoot past 350-400yrds. But i have the 338wm in long range rig for those distances . 300 being a barrel burner is making me lean towards 308. i probably shoot around 400-500 rounds a year in each rifle.

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You should get about 7500 or so rounds through a .308 Win. barrel before it's "shot out" for target shooting.

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