While I am new to the forum, I have enjoyed reading and learning quite a bit from you guys for a while now. I currently have a Remington 700ltr in .308 and am shopping for a .300Win Mag. I like the idea of having the additional range and bullet energy past 300yds(and up to 1000 someday if not at least for fun) and that it is somewhat flatter shooting. The purpose of this new rifle will be hunting elk and possibly black bear.
Weatherby Vanguard S2 Deluxe in .300Win Mag....$850
Two stage trigger, 24" blued #2 contour barrel (not free floated) with high polish walnut
Vanguard® Series 2 Deluxe | Weatherby.com
Remington 700P in .300Win Mag....$950
26" free floated bull barrel, parkerized finish in HS stock, 2 swivel studs for sling/bipod
Remington Law Enforcement - Rifles - Model 700P Standard
The wood stocked weatherby is beautiful, but I am concerned about the POI being altered by different meteorological conditions (mostly high humidity as I live in Houston). The 700p is heavy, but I would be less worried with the synthetic stock and parkerized finish.
Which of these two rifles do you think would possess more inherent accuracy and best suit me?