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Old 04-13-2013, 10:39 AM
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300 Weatherby build

Well originally I was wanting to go .338 edge (still do someday, just need more $$). Then I decided the 300 RUM was the way to go. Now after much thought I decided there really wasn't enough gain from my wby to the RUM to start over. I have a Rem 700 classic in 300 wby. Already have the dies and brass. Here's my thoughts-

- 27" or 28" in barrel. Not sure which manufacturer? Any thoughts? Only has a 24 now
- laminate thumbhole stock, bedded
- Wyatt's extended box mag
- try the Berger 215s. Using 210s currently (any load recommendations? What velocity could I expect?)
- Timney trigger
- 20moa base (any recommendations?)
- Vortex Viper 6.5-24 ffp, or Huskemaw 5-20, Nightforce 3.5-15 (would go 5.5-22 but I really want don't want to break the bank, but still have great components.)
- ballistic turret

This is my go to rifle. I'll use it for hiking plus some long range set ups. Want to keep the weight down and not really long to avoid hanging up. Thanks guys!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:39 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby build

I have a 300wby with a 30" hart magnum sporter barrel .700 at muzzle I think and a bell & carlson medalist stock. I use h870 powder and the 190 gr. smk for hunting 3200 fps this load hits very hard have shot deer to 700 yds with this rifle. Also I have a vias muzzle brake on the rifle. The rifle with a 6.5x20 leupold scope 1" tube weighs about 12 lbs. If I was going to put a different scope on the rifle I would go with the 8.5x25 leupold 30mm tube. I also have a 7x300wby that is good too but the 300 wby hits harder.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:21 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby build

Looks like a perfect plan to me.

I built a long range 300 Weatherby several years ago with a 30" Lilja barrel. Trued 700 action with Wyatt's extended magazine box. Used a Fajen laminated stock. It's a fantastic rifle.

Good luck and good choice.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:01 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby build

Sounds like a sweet rifle drags. 700 is a pretty good poke!

Thanks Cornfield, that's always good to hear! What load are shooting out of you Weatherby and what is your velocity with the 30" barrel?

Do you guys still hunt with your rifles? Or most just a set up and bag in situation? I was originally thinking a 30" barrel. This will my go to rifle for everything really. Just didn't know if a barrel like that would be too long.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:25 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby build

I use my rifle as a set and bag in situation, it is to long and heavy to still hunt with. But it is ok for walking to a place and glassing for a long period of time.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:31 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby build

I too did my first semi custom build several years ago based off of the same Rem 700 classic in 300wby that you have. I went with a 27" lilja and with the 210VLD's it would run about 2975-3000fps with RL22. At around 750 rounds I rechambered it to 300RUM and gained 130fps with the same bullet just in the rechambering. It pushed the 210's at 3120fps. When the 215's came out I worked up a load and was able to run 3150fps plus at the same pressure levels. If you are stuck on the Wby I would recommend getting away from the factory style WBY freebore or at least use a match reamer to decrease your throat diameter so it will shoot.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:32 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby build

I think I talked to you, Tumbleweed, on here before about the 300 weatherby Those are some good numbers on velocity. That's about where I was hoping to get. Do you still have all the load info on your weatherby? Currently I'm loading rl-25 and the 210s so they just fit in the mag box. It seems like a pretty mild load compared to some. I'm at 76gr if memory serves. I only shot it over a chrono once in less than ideal conditions. So I really don't know what my speed is. The chrono only read like 2100fps. If you don't mind me asking about loads, what is your 300 rum load as well? Also I thought I read on a thread here that the 700 classic in 300 wby didn't have freebore? How do I tell? Can I tell just by looking in the chamber?
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