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

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Unread 11-02-2005, 10:43 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

thanks for all the input guys! as dakor said Remington and Hornady both make 300 Wea brass now, and according to my currend midway catalog, Remington 300 Wea brass is about $10 cheaper a 100 than 300 RUM...but from what you all are saying maybe the RUM is worth it since this would be a gun for heavier bullets.
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Unread 11-02-2005, 12:33 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

300 Weatherby with 240s in match chamber with no freebore throat will stand up to any other caliber much less the RUM. My first HG was 300 Weatherby that has shot many 6" (10 shot) groups and is still going strong.

Brass is the cheapest part of a LR rig. For accuracy the knowledgable LR accuray buffs will tell you go with best bullets and brass first.

Buy some RWS brass and you can wear out a barrel with 40 pieces. Best brass costs a $1 each.

Key will be what weight will gun finish out at but Weatherby will go well out past 1000 accurately as anything.

If you are buying factory loads in either and shooting LR, you are going about it wrong and have problems even comparing that.

IF I wanted a really LR 30 cal it would be the 30/338 Lapua. Once again best brass and ballistics. However, that ain't no carry gun.

In my opinion, comparing cost of brass in a LR gun is like comparing custom made race tires to retreads for a NASCAR car. A custom LR gun will cost $1500-3500 so $100 for 100 pieces of the best brass is pittance.

Rem brass just is not worth the pain and effort to weigh and sort compared to quality brass.

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Unread 11-02-2005, 02:37 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

300 RUM hands down--- I'm in love with mine. With the Nosler Accubond 200 gr. 0.588 BC, 3200+ ft/s muzzle velocity, you can really see it when you hit a rock at 1350 yards... the remington brass for me has worked better than most folks opinions; it shoots good, very happy with it!

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Unread 11-02-2005, 02:42 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

I am not a gun smith or accuracy expert by any means but I will tell you what I have been told by many people. The adavantages the RUM has over the Weatherby is not having the large free bore that many people complain about and the RUM isn't belted which allows the case to be headspaced off the shoulder I believe.

I have also heard that if you want to eventually use this action in a custom rifle even though the weatherby locking lugs are very strong I was told you could ensure just as much if not more contact from a remington or some other similiar style bolt.

Like I said I am not a gunsmith so if any of that doesn't make sense I apologize.

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Unread 11-02-2005, 03:24 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

I own the 300 RUM and I shoot any bullet made for it without
a brake or any other recoil asborer. It doesn't kick that bad. You talk about being accurate at 200 yds I put the cross hairs in the Leupole scope right at the center of my target and thats where the bullet went. I mean right there.
I shoot these 23/4" stick on targets.
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Unread 11-02-2005, 04:54 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

The only advantage in my opinion the 300 wby has over the RUM is a bit more barrel life. Personaly I have never been dissapointed in my 300 RUM. Not that the wby is bad. My rifle is a complete custom and whether or not its factory vs factory or custom vs custom I would still keep my 300 RUM. Cant say enough good about it. Ive even had the 30-378 wby, still like the 300 RUM better.
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Unread 11-02-2005, 05:58 PM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Ultra, is the gain worth the cost?

Let's start by asking what you plan to use this rifle for? How long a barrel, how heavy? How far to engage what game? What bullet weights you plan to shoot?

I pick the combo that suits my needs. I don't consider one cartridge better then another. They are all good and bad, it just depends...

More details please.

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