The 180gr Winchester PP has been eclipsed by a host of better solutions for almost every game animal for which a thirty is appropriate.
Touché - the Core-Lokt was always a reasonable alternative to the partition on everything but thick-skinned game, and the really high velocity impacts where the mechanical "bonding" solution was not optimum. I believe Remington is finally producing a true bonded core called the Core-Lokt Ultra or some such thing. If a rifle likes them, I think they are a fine deer bullet. If I am going all the way to Bunga Bunga Land, then I'll use a better bullet.@Red Leg, I won't disagree with your statement on better (newer) bullets being available and most of us use them. I love Swift A Frames, but I still use Remington Core-Lokt from time to time and they produce the same results. I put the Core-Lokt in the same category as the Winchester PP. Yes, an old design, but it still works. To some degree, the marketing of premium bullets is not a lot different than the marketing of new calibers.
I would love to. That doubt fits.
Oscar 1975, the staff at Burris scopes have tried the Tikka in both 300WSM and the old 300WM. They say the 300WSM kicks noticeably harder in the Tikkas. The shorter action (making it a bit lighter) may negate the less powder, lower recoil.
Milehighshooter, personally I don’t know. That’s just what they told me about the recoil. I was just assuming the action was shorter because it seemed reasonable it would be since that was the purpose of the WSM cartridges. At least that was what the “rags” were saying.This doesn't make sense. Tikka uses 1 action for everything, but with different bolt stops and magazines. Same weight gun, firing the same weight bullet, with pretty similar charge weights.