Re: 300 wby ultralight been a real pain....any ideas??
Hi, I purchased my 300ULW right after they were introduced. The first Weatherby I bought was the 300 Alaskan. I never got to work with it alot when the ULW came out and I had to have one. When I started to shoot it I used factory ammo and results were ok, but then weatherby started loading 180gr barnes x. I have found these loads very accurate, 2 touching and the third would always be a flyer, the classic hot barrel syndrome (I presume). I installed a Leupold 4.5-14x50mm LRT VXlll scope. With the gun being so light , I would leave the range with purple shoulder and once a magnum eyebrow! I had a muzzlebrake put on and that tamed the beast alot, if you don't mind ringing ears and pressure waves. Some guys seem to have had alot of luck removing the forend pressure and bedding the action. As long as mine shoots as good as it does ( including a 600yd+ trophy sheep) , I think I will leave the bedding alone. My gun has filled the deepfreeze for many years and I would never buy anything but a Weatherby, Good Luck!