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Old 11-11-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

I have a .30-378 Accumark and love it, it is a heavy pig but accurate as hell. I have hunted with a .300 Wby Accumark as well, also a great elk gun. Just ordered a Back Country in .257 Wby as well, just couldn't justify the cost of a MkV action for that round.

Either way there are lots of good suggestions here, any of the Wby rounds you mentioned are great for elk and the range you want easily.

I do not find either of the .30 Wby's uncomfortable to shoot FYI.....YMMV
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I have a .30-378 Accumark and love it, it is a heavy pig but accurate as hell. I have hunted with a .300 Wby Accumark as well, also a great elk gun. Just ordered a Back Country in .257 Wby as well, just couldn't justify the cost of a MkV action for that round.

Either way there are lots of good suggestions here, any of the Wby rounds you mentioned are great for elk and the range you want easily.

I do not find either of the .30 Wby's uncomfortable to shoot FYI.....YMMV
Please clarify...How does that caliber not justify a Mark V action?

I have a Mark V Accumark in .257 Wby Mag, and it is a great caliber...It is a whitetail hunting machine.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:42 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

the gun is more important than the caliber to me. either a sendero or accumark . and with any of the calibers you mention i would ad a brake to the 26" barrel.
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

Keep in mind that in this crowd "cannonitis" is a common affliction we all suffer from to varying degrees.

With the calibers you are discussing you will not notice any appreciable difference on game till you get beyond 800yds so unless you are really gearing up for greater distances than that it's all about what you want as they will all suffice.

I've killed bobcats and coyotes from 900-1,000plus with my 7mm STW's so the accuracy is certainly there with them but we cannot deny that you have the ability to get high quality bullets with higher BC's in the 30 cals.

Either the 300wsm, wm, or wby will work very well for you out to 1000yds and enable you once you get the rifle shooting right for you (obviously team effort) to handle game to a 1,000yds or further with confidence an authority.

Economically you cannot do better than the 300wm though so it is well worth considering.
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Please clarify...How does that caliber not justify a Mark V action?

I have a Mark V Accumark in .257 Wby Mag, and it is a great caliber...It is a whitetail hunting machine.

I simply meant that I didn't think it was a heavy enough load to need it, no slight to the cartridge intended.

I have the Back Country on order in .257 Wby, I also think it's a great caliber. Just do not see the need to spend half again the cost to get the Mark V action in it.
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I simply meant that I didn't think it was a heavy enough load to need it, no slight to the cartridge intended.

I have the Back Country on order in .257 Wby, I also think it's a great caliber. Just do not see the need to spend half again the cost to get the Mark V action in it.
Ok, I agree with you now. I was just making sure what you meant. You will love the .257 if you shoot the heavies out of it. 110 Nosler Accubond factory weatherby loads shoot well (I'd buy about 5 boxes, since .257 brass is hard as hell to find right now), and you can use that brass to reload later with some Berger 115 VLD's, which mine also likes.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby Accumark

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Ok, I agree with you now. I was just making sure what you meant. You will love the .257 if you shoot the heavies out of it. 110 Nosler Accubond factory weatherby loads shoot well (I'd buy about 5 boxes, since .257 brass is hard as hell to find right now), and you can use that brass to reload later with some Berger 115 VLD's, which mine also likes.

Thanks for the heads up on loads, my dealer that I ordered from has a stash in back that he will sell me for old stock prices, I should hop on that.....

I have read nothing but good things about the Back Country, and for a hair under $1K I think it is a decent deal. I plan on putting a Zeiss on it to match my .30-378 as closely as possible but apparently no 6.5-20 Conquests anymore so I will get as close as I can.
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