Originally Posted by backwoods hunter
My buddy brought me his 300 wby to get it shooting. Its a rem 700 with 26" tube. With a 180gr Accubond just stuck in the case by 1/32, it just makes the rifleings. The best group we got is about 1" @100. I look up past forums and found very little. But allot of people think it will not be accurate with that much throat. IS this true and what is his oppitions?
There is no definitive answer to your question. Any given rifle may, or may not, shoot accurately with a long throat.
Food for thought: My hunting buddy shoots only factory rifles and most of them are Weatherby Mark V's. One particular Mark V in 300 Wby. will shoot just over .5moa @ 200yds with a preferred load. Guess how far off the rifling he loads the bullets + + + .250"! Yup, that's 250 thousandths. The rounds easily fit in the magazine and shoot great, especially for a factory barrel.
Try working up a few loads and see what you get.