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.300 Wby taken to next level?

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:39 PM
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I've shot a custom built 300 Weatherby for the last 10 seasons. Now my rifle is ready for a new barrel. The original Kreiger barrel's throat is shot after less than 1000 rounds. When it gets re-barreled next month it is also getting re-chambered to .300 Win Mag. This rifle has accounted for 9 bull elk, 3 mule deer and an antelope. All of these shots could have been made just as well with a .300 Win. Mag. and maybe I would not be needing a new barrel ? I think the difference in performance is so insignificant that I will never notice the difference.

So my version of a .300 Wby to the next level is to crank it down a notch.
actually the .300 WBY mag has a better chamber design (even though it is overbore) than the .300 Winchester. I personally have always liked the .308 Norma mag better than either of the other two. But as i said it the WBY mag dosn't do much the other won't till you get heavier than 200 grain bullets. With the Krieger barrel, I think I'd just do a half inch barrel setback and see what happens
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:05 PM
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Re: .300 Wby taken to next level?

I'm with Gary on this one, the weatherby is easier on throats due to case design when loaded to the same pressure as the win mag. I have also seen 1k bench guns in 300wby go 22-2500 rounds in lilja, kreiger, bartlein, and benchmark barrels as I'm sure other brands will as well. Oh, and the advantage goes to the wby by 200+fps with 190-240grn pills when both are run to full potential.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:27 PM
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Re: .300 Wby taken to next level?

If you are not going to rebarrel, I'd stick with the 300 Weatherby and develop a good load for it. I have 3 300 Weatherbys. One of them is a Vanguard. 3200 fps is attainable with the stock Vanguard shooting 180 grain bullets. That's pretty damned formidable. A good 200 grain bullet is a step up if your rifle shoots them accurately.

I had a Remington 700 built in 300 Weatherby several years ago with a 30" Lilja barrel. That one shoots 200 grain Sierras at 3200 fps with accuracy that is something to behold. The 300 Weatherby is a fantastic cartridge.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:18 PM
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If you are not going to rebarrel, I'd stick with the 300 Weatherby and develop a good load for it. I have 3 300 Weatherbys. One of them is a Vanguard. 3200 fps is attainable with the stock Vanguard shooting 180 grain bullets. That's pretty damned formidable. A good 200 grain bullet is a step up if your rifle shoots them accurately.

I had a Remington 700 built in 300 Weatherby several years ago with a 30" Lilja barrel. That one shoots 200 grain Sierras at 3200 fps with accuracy that is something to behold. The 300 Weatherby is a fantastic cartridge.
that's smoken' hot! I well remember the old Weatherby add (when Roy was still with us) saying that you could shoot anything with a .300 Weatherby including elephant in a pinch! (I know that's way over the top, but has been done). I almost bought a .300 chambered in a Colt Saur about 35 years ago, and I've whined and cried for not doing this many times over. But didn't have the $665 in my pockets at the time (saw it at the NRA convention).
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Re: .300 Wby taken to next level?

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I've shot a custom built 300 Weatherby for the last 10 seasons. Now my rifle is ready for a new barrel. The original Kreiger barrel's throat is shot after less than 1000 rounds. When it gets re-barreled next month it is also getting re-chambered to .300 Win Mag. This rifle has accounted for 9 bull elk, 3 mule deer and an antelope. All of these shots could have been made just as well with a .300 Win. Mag. and maybe I would not be needing a new barrel ? I think the difference in performance is so insignificant that I will never notice the difference.

So my version of a .300 Wby to the next level is to crank it down a notch.
There is no way in you know where that I would step down to a .300 Win mag. i hate that round almost as bad as I hate the .338 Winbag. I agree with the others, set the bbl back and keep shooting. You have had a ton of success with the Roy, you know it, your comfortable with it, you will hate yourself for moving down to a MUCH lessor round. Why hit and Elk with a rubber mallet when you can hit it with a sledgehammer?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:27 PM
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Re: .300 Wby taken to next level?

OK, I'm convinced. Sometimes my brain falls out. You are correct, I have had a ton of success with the
300 Weatherby. I actually refer to that particular rifle as "Big Medicine." 180 gr. Swift A-Frames behind a load of IMR-7828 is pretty amazing on a big bull elk.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:32 AM
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Re: .300 Wby taken to next level?

Look, you got a great barrel on the rifle already, but it's tired. Do a 1/2" barrel setback and see what you get. Worst case is that the barrel is completely shot out and you loose $150, but on the otherhand you may get another 1000 rounds thru the barrel for $150. You obviously have the cases and dies on hand, so your ahead in that point
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