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300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

 
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:00 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

i own one each 300win 300 wsm, 300 wby and 300 ultra and if i could keep only one it would be the 300wby.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:33 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

I really love my 300 win(long) in my browning a-bolt, but the rum has around a 10% edge in raw power and if you can learn the rifle well enough it'll punch 1" groups at 200 yards all day in a non-braked sporter. The roy and 300 wsm are great rounds but I'll take my 300 win(long) and 300 rum all day, any day.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:44 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

With the advent of newer slower burning powders, the 300 win, 300 wby and 300 rum really aren't that far apart with the slight edge going to the 300 rum with very heavy bullets. That being said, I have a rum that is a semi custom gun with a factory tube and it is very easy to load for and easy to shoot. It is my little gun and usually gets the call for antelope, but my 338 rum is my go to gun and the 300 rum is my backup.
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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

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I love my .300rum but if my limit was 700yds I would consider the wsm due to the availability of better quality brass.
I agree with Camshaft.

I have a 300 WSM and a 300 RUM. My RUM is has a heavy 32 inch barrel and is strictly for long range. My 300 WSM is my carry gun for deer and elk is very accurate and is capable of 700 yard shots. I think the 300 Weatherby and 300 RUM can have shorter barrel life if loaded close to max loads.

For a carry rifle for sheep, deer, and elk out to 700 yards. A 300 WSM all the way.
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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

I have loaded for both the WSM and RUM. With 67.5 gr of RL17 and 180 E-Tips I can get an honest 3200 fps in the WSM. With 98 gr of Retumbo and 180 E-Tips I can get 3400 fps. 30 gr more powder for an additional 200 FPS. That said, RL17 is the only powder you'll come close to 3200 fps with a 180 bullet in the WSM. 3000 - 3050 is going to be top end with other powders.

For 700 yd and less shooting, I would definitely pick the WSM but I would do it in a long action. I have loaded for the WSM in a short action and in order to load longer high BC bullets most efficiently, you won't be able to load them in the mag box.

If you decide you want a 300 WBY, I've got a NIB Sub MOA Vanguard listed in the Guns for Sale section. It's the original series with the B&C pillar bedded stock and factory shot target.

NIB SS Sub MOA Weatherby Vanguard 300 WBY Mag
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Re: 300 Weatherby Mag. vs. 300 Ultra Mag. vs. 300 WSM

have long felt that the order should be .300WSM, .308 Norma mag, and then the .300 WBY mag. They all are pretty good with sub 200 grain bullets, but when you start talking 220 grain and bigger bullets the Weatherby moves up to another level. The .300 Ackley, .300 Jarrett, and even the Baer are all WBY mag clones in the end. Accuracey wise, the .300WSM is very good, but so are the Ackley, Jarrett, and WBY mags. Barrel wise the Weatherby and it's clones are by far the best. If the Ultra mag was a great round we'd see it in use at the 1000 yard meets. Instead it's the WSM, Ackley and the WBY mags
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