Just wondering if anyone has used this caliber for long range shooting. If so can you help me to get started in the right direction as far as some favorite loads.I believe the military used it in Vietnam as a sniper caliber.
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Since the military never issued 300 H&H ammunition it would have to be some sort of one-of-a-kind black ops thing if one were ever used, I expect. Sniper rifles then were mainly .30-06 and .308 (as used today), though Carlos Hathcock did rig a .50 Browning machinegun with a scope and set the cylce rate low enough to allow single shots to be fired from it. He used it as a counter-sniper weapon to protect the encampment he was in.
Thanks for the info. I think that I'll try getting a hold of a armory and see if this caliber was erver izssued asx a black ops. Seem like this caliber has not a big following. My experience is that this caliber has an inherant accuracy. Can't wait to try some loads.
Back in the 70's I fired in 1000 yard matches in California, Arizona and New Mexico, there were almost always 300 H&H magnums on the line, usually older duffers who were spanking a lot of the new guys, (like me), with the old gun. Weatherby took that case and made the 300 Wby mag out of it so it lives on in a new form. I would love the old H&H just because of the history behind it but can't really afford another gun and can't justify it.
Shooting alongside one of them I learned quickly to wait till I heard 'BOOM' before I took aim and went 'bang' with my 308. Lord I do miss those days.
The .300 H&H dominated the Camp Perry shoots for years prior to WWII. It was the cartridge of choice for the long range competition shooters.
Had a Mod 70 in this chambering back in the early 60's and loved it. Sadly, it was lost in a canoeing accident in the frigid waters of Canada in the mid-60's. With 180 and heavier bullets, it will hold it's own against most present day cartridges.
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