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Old 11-08-2013, 11:26 PM
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300 weatherby Accumark

Howdy guys. Got some questions for the guys that know. A few details 1st. I'm a bow guy 1st and gun guy 2nd. I usually bow hunt elk early and whitetails later during rifle season because I just like getting them in close during the rut. Last year I enjoyed hunting in the Missouri River Breaks for the 1st time. I absolutely love the country. I enjoyed it so much that I just went on a rifle cow hunt out there w/ my son in law. We had such a good time that I think this may become a yearly thing. He's a good kid and i want to work on building a good relationship w/ him. Anyway, I learned a few things. 1st it's really BIG country, 2nd my little .280 is OK but a bigger, flatter round will really shine out there. Which leads me to my questions. there alot of calibers out there but my research had led me to the .300 Weatherby Accumark. This will be a hunting rifle only. I've shouldered one , but yet to fire it. My BnL has one and has nothing but good things to say about the gun. His term is "it's a meat axe" He is claims are that he hasn't had a deer, elk or his moose walk away. All dropped where they stood. These kinda results get my attention. Is he boasting? Is the gun and/or caliber that good? If I'm going back to the Breaks I want gun that has the capabilty to reach out and touch em' if you get my drift. I'm not a 1000yd shooter by any means but I can hold my own at the 300 yd bench. Plus I shoot my .17 extensively in the spring at gophers so I basically know my way around a gun. I just want to be able to kill an elk at 4,5,600 yds. I'm going to have to spend some time on the bench I realize that. Another question is will high end factory suffice for hunting? I realize hand loads are the way to go but I currently do not load anything. Remember I'm an archery nut also . I may have access to some good hand loads but I'llhave to check on that. Thanks in advance Rob
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:37 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

Weatherby Accumarks are very nice rifles that shoot very well in my experience. The 300 weatherby is also very nice, but maybe MORE than you need for 700 yards.
A 300 win would be much more practical if you do not hand load as there are some amazing factory loaded offerings. IMO the Accumark is one of the best hunting rifles on the factory scene.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:46 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

300 Win is an option I'm looking at. I'm assuming Weatherby makes a .300 Win?
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:59 AM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

I shoot a 300 Wby Accumark for 3 to 4 years now and confirm you BnL's statement.

It is a hell of a gun and even with factory ammo you should be able to achieve MOA groups so that give you enough accuracy for 600 yds kills. Factory ammo is quit pricey thought. Handload should give you sub MOA accuracy easily at a fraction of the price.

The only down side of the Accumark is its weight. A bit on the heavy side for walking.

Good luck
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:32 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

The Weatherby accumark is a great rifle. I've owned one and my father has one. They shoot very well and I think they're the most accurate factory rifle made. As someone mentioned they are heavy though. Have you shot a .300wby? The recoil is stout. You can add a muzzlebreak but that adds noise. A .300 win mag would work nicely also. Depends on you..id say see if you can shoot your bnls rifle and see what you think.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

The Weatherby Accumark is a great rifle. I have one in .257 Wby Mag that is a whitetail deer slaying machine. I honestly think for the yardage you plan on shooting an Accumark in 7mm Weatherby Mag will be about perfect using Weatherby brand or Nosler Custom ammo loaded with 160 Nosler Accubonds.

Weatherby Ammo 7mm Weatherby Mag 160 Grain Nosler AccuBond Box of 20

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Old 11-09-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

Today I had a good conversation w/ a customer of mine who happens to have a 1000yd range out his back door. He shot .300 Weatherby for 15 yrs. He told me the .300 WBY is a fun caliber to shoot and it is indeed a "meat axe". He also said that although the Accumark is a good hunting rifle but maybe not worth the cash. The Vanguard however is in his opinion an excellant hunting rifle and that he actually prefers that action. I have shouldered the Vanguard and didn't care for the stock. He told me that was a simple fix and showed me a stock that I immediatly liked. His advice was that if I was sold on a .300 then to restock it and I would have one heck of a elk rifle. He also suggested .300 Win Mag as I would have better factor ammo selection w/ only a slight decrease in velocity. Plus cheaper to shoot.
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