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.300 Win Ultra Mag question

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Just bought a Savage Arms Model 116. takes a .300 Win Ultra Mag. When i bought it, the ammo they sold me was .300 Win Mag. So of course being all excited to shoot the new gun, took it to the range and took care of ten rounds. They loaded in just fine, chambered, fired, and the case ejected just like a text book case. Afterwards, i was looking at the casings versus an unfired round, and they had expanded ever so slightly. Hence why i am posting on here. Is it ok to continue firing these rounds in this gun? Thanks!
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Wow, you are right. Never seen that kind of fire forming before. Glad you weren't hurt

How was the accuracy out of those loads? Just wondering? Scotty
Glad you got the proper ammo! Let us know how the good stuff shoots. Scotty
I would bet that Retumbo or RL25 would give you excellent speed and accuracy. I would be a little weary of pushing unbonded bullets at RUM speeds, but heck, if you are just hunting deer with them, I bet you would be okay. Be too look into some AB's or Interbonds, just for some extra insurance! Scotty
Wow, I think you have a shooter on your hands buddy. Looks pretty good to me! Scotty
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