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Unread 05-01-2004, 07:02 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

Nothing wrong with the 300 Ultra in a Savage. Not in this thread until now, but it's being used and has been suggested time and time again here for the same reasons you stated, so I completely agree. One of them in a lamanate stock set at a gun shop nearby, the old style receiver, no accutrigger, but it's SS and nice, only like $400 too!
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Unread 05-02-2004, 10:45 AM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

Yeah, I couldn’t help but think that whether you like the rifle or not, it would be a great way to test two cartridges and keep the one that performs the best. I would think that you could sell the other one – fire-formed cases, dies, and all – as a package to recoup your expenses.
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Unread 05-03-2004, 11:35 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

My 300 Wby shoot cloverleafs with 180 gr. Hornady sp bullets which is good enough for me . [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:37 PM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

"Personally, I don't like Weatherby rifles much, never will own one. I don't mind a belted case if pressures are kept down, but always prefer a nonbelted, the Ultra for example would get my vote. "

You probably flip burgers for a living so you cant buy a Weatherby but your still an "expert"ROFL

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Unread 08-11-2010, 01:32 AM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

dont listen to these weatherby guys they will not out shoot any remington let alone a sendero 300 ultra because i have one with a nightforce 5.5-22x56 and it will bug hole all day long and as far as factory ammo there is not alot of it out there but i reload for it 97grains of retumbo 210 g berger vld shoots really well also 97.5g retumbo 180 g siera gk try nosler custom brass it's weight sorted and sized buy a sendero you wont be disapointed
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Unread 08-11-2010, 06:25 AM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

Interesting thread.

I own an Accumark in 300 and have set up a 300 RUM in a Sendero for a buddy, develped loads etc. I also have and shoot 30/378 and 338/378. I have carted them regularly in the field and I back pack into steep Mountain High Country. So I could say I have a a little bit of experience with both calibres. I would rather carry the Accumark any day of the week as its a lot lighter despite what the specs say, is the first point. Its lighter than a sendero and the barrel is thinner.. If you want to compare old Roy'a cartridges to a 300 RUM please try a 30/378.. No issue with a 210 Berger, a big charge of re 25 and I'm over 3200 fps.... in a 26 inch tube from the 30/378 ! Its horses for courses is my point.

Accuracy is more than just comparing calibres .. All Weatherbies listed I have used are 1/2 MOA or less if you are a keen reloader and I'm sure you can find a sweet spot. I primarily shoot 210 Bergers using a CCI250 with ADI 2213SC or Re 25 in the 300 wthby. I'm at 2950 fps with RE25 seated to mag length and I have no issue hitting a 9 inch gong at 450yards with every shot. Sorry I dont have one further out! No pressure either and cases last a long time. This is a stock factory rifle with a bedding and trigger job..
Yep the freebore is an issue but seating to mag length and driving them fast seems to get more than acceptable accuracy going up or down untill you find that load. Its quirky but you live with it.

RUM brass is pretty steep in cost here so there is no benefit with either calibre.

Yep I am also having an Edge built on a Remington action...but I dont know what the fuss about the 700 is...and if its better I cant see it. IMO the 700 action isnt better and the quality lately from the big R isnt that crash hot. There is a lot more quality in the Mk5 action but then it costs more. The mk 5 action is big and strong and was developed in its day to be the strongest.
Both rounds have a place but the old 300 Weatherby has been around a little longer and there is only a slight advantage in a RUM..Of course more bits are availble for a Rem 700.. but that doesnt stop me hunting and carting that Weatherby of mine..
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Unread 08-11-2010, 07:09 AM
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Re: 300 weatherby vs 300 remington ultra mag

Wow six year old thread guy's.
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