Talk about being able to ‘reach out and touch someone…the .300 Winchester is extremely versatile and has been adopted by a wide range of users including hunters, target shooters, military units, and law enforcement departments.
Hunters found the cartridge to be an effective all-around choice with bullet options ranging from the flatter shooting 165 grain to the harder hitting 200+ grain selections available from the factory. The .300 Win Mag remains the most popular .30 caliber magnum with American hunters.
It is a popular selection for hunting moose, elk, and bighorn sheep as it can deliver better long range performance with better bullet weight than most other .30 caliber cartridges. Military and law enforcement departments adopted the cartridge for long range sniping and marksmanship.
As a testament to its accuracy, since its introduction it has gone on to win several 1,000-yard competitions.
As you can clearly see in the video below, this guy got off a clean-kill headshot with a single round from a really good distance. That means the animal didn’t suffer and went down almost simultaneously as the bullet entered it’s skull.