Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 3/9/2006 5:29:05 PM EDT
Does anyone make one, preferably a 10x.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:49:34 PM EDT
Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x40 mildot
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:59:30 AM EDT
Tahnks, are there any others, like Leupold, Super Sniper, etc?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:17:02 AM EDT
I'm a firm believer in the Super Sniper product. I've got a 10x on my Grendel upper and my next rifle will have one as well. Many props to SWFA on a quality product. In the same price range as the Bushnell, I happen to like the ease of use on the turrets though, since I'm not much of a mil- person.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:57:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lowco:
Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x40 mildot



Easily the best deal available for a 300 Whisper gun in a 10x. I have one and it's great. Not 'tactically tough' but a great value in optics.

Tom
(the 300 Whisper FAQ guy)
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:42:03 PM EDT
10x seems a little much for such a short range cartridge in my opinion. I'm planning on the Leupold Mark 4 1.5-5x20 with the SPR reticle for mine.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 11:54:47 AM EDT
What's the maximum effective range?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:28:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Runna21:
What's the maximum effective range?



I guess I should clarify that I'm talking about subsonic 300 Whisper (which is the primary use for this cartridge.) You can load supersonic ammo, but I don't really see the point.

Anyway, a 240 grain Sierra Matchking with a muzzle velocity of 1050 will drop 205" at 400 yards. It will still have 938 FPS, but it really starts dropping like a rock. This assumes a 100 yard zero as well.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:30:35 PM EDT
Whatever you choose (Mine wears a 30 mm tube 3.5-10 Leupold LRT M1) suggest it have a lot of elevation or else you need canted mounts if you want distance as some of the posters above reference.

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:17:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scollins:

Originally Posted By Runna21:
What's the maximum effective range?



I guess I should clarify that I'm talking about subsonic 300 Whisper (which is the primary use for this cartridge.) You can load supersonic ammo, but I don't really see the point.

Anyway, a 240 grain Sierra Matchking with a muzzle velocity of 1050 will drop 205" at 400 yards. It will still have 938 FPS, but it really starts dropping like a rock. This assumes a 100 yard zero as well.



Damn, that's some drop! Didn't realize it had a limited range, but then again who really shoots out past 400m anyways?

I can see some point in supersonic, it gives someone more hitting power for the size (same relative size as .223).
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:07:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Runna21:

Damn, that's some drop! Didn't realize it had a limited range, but then again who really shoots out past 400m anyways?

I can see some point in supersonic, it gives someone more hitting power for the size (same relative size as .223).



I like having the flexibility to go super-sonic with the loading, but it really comes into its own in the subsonic arena. Consider this: The 44 Magnum shoots a 240 grain bullet, and can be loaded to 1050 FPS. However, the BC of the .44 bullet is a measly .172 at that velocity, and drops to .171 below 900 FPS. That means it drops 260" at 400 yards and only has 738 FPS left. The 240 SMK has a BC of .685 below 1800 FPS.

So I'd much rather have the 300 Whisper than a 44 Magnum for "heavy" suppressed shooting. That and the fact that I can stuff those 240 monsters in standard AR mags, is a huge bonus. I'll probably use 20 rounders, because supported shooting "at range" will be the way to go.

Even suppressed with super-sonic loads, it would still be quite a platform. I can't wait for AR15barrels.com to get done with my upper.... (Long wait, he is pretty popular these days.)
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:08:00 PM EDT
If your shooting distance with the 300 whisper rather than a 10x scope you'd be better off investing in a surveyors transit to plot the rainbow trajectory. Remember, your shooting a round that has much less power than the old 30/30 Winchester.

Gos.
Top Top