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300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

 
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:57 AM
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300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

ive been looking at the big .30s lately, and these are the two options that i keep coming back to...so here is my question:
Is the gain in velocity with the 300 Ultra worth the increased powder useage, brass costs, and felt recoil over the 300 Weatherby?
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:03 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

Brass is probably going to be more expensive on the weatherby.

I had your same doubt and am going with an ultra now.
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

go with the rum! the brass is much cheaper and the performance is better!
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

Weatherby, though very interesting looking with that shoulder, will cost you out the @$$. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

300 RUM ammo is not cheap by any means but you can pay up to 60-80 dollars for a single box of weatherby loads versus 35 for some RUM ammo. Both a awesome rounds but I would say go with the RUM.

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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

Go with the 300 rum. It will cost you less and have more potential to be accurate. All of the rifles chambered in 300 weatherby will have alot of freebore. Not good in my book. I love my 300 ultra.
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

Based on using 300Wby brass using same cost per lb of powder and same bullet the 300Wby cost more to reload per round than a 300rum if using Rem brass in both calibers the higher cost would be the 300rum. Hard to say which is better me I like both of them since I own one of each. I shot a 30-378 Wby now that was a noticeable increase in recoil and velocity even with a factory brake I decided the gain with that rifle wasn't worth it so sold everything. I like the case capacity of the 300rum for the 200gr bullets alittle better than the 300wby. I think you would be happy with either caliber. Well good luck.
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

Remington and Hornady both make brass for the Weatherby. The REM brass is the same cost as the RUM brass and the Horandy brass is not that much more.. Just so you guys know.
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