The only reason it caught my eye is because of its polymer tip. When I was buffing out the feed-ramp problem on my .300 pistol, I may (or may not) have compromised the hard anodizing on the M4 feed ramps. Not a functional issue at all, but possibly a lifespan-shortening issue on those aluminum ramp extensions. Largely because I don't absolutely know for certain that I didn't hurt/soften them, I've decided to stick with only polymer-tip ammo in that gun, or possibly exposed-lead softpoints as well. The way my life situation is right now, this gun will likely only see a few thousand rounds, not tens of thousands, so I figure it shouldn't(?) be an issue, especially if I stick with soft-tipped ammo. It already likes the hornady 110 vmax, so that'll likely be my continued go-to for it. But in looking specifically for polymer-tipped .300bk ammo, this 150-grain winchester load and nosler's 110 varmageddon came up. The varmageddon has a lot online about it, but the 150 winchester doesn't seem to have much info out there on it.
The nosler 110 is a surprisingly short-oal round, and that initially worried me, as I've more than once had short-oal rounds cause feed issues in pistols; not sure how big a deal it is in rifles. But I bought a small amount of the nosler to test, and where the shoulder of the 30-caliber bullet hits the magazine rib (that was intended for a .223-caliber bullet), it actually looks darn near perfect. Haven't fired any yet; too much going on work- and family-wise.
I will say, without hesitation, that the 125's are absolutely devastating on Javelina. They are supersonic, and they expand nicely out to 200 yards. I haven't shot anything beyond that, so I don't know how well they do, at say 300 - but I will find out eventually. I may use my .300 to hunt Coues, which are a very small whitetail species.
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