Originally Posted by reggart
The problem I have with the 300 wsm is I want to shoot a high BC bullet in the 200gr weight and it is my understanding the 300 wsm doesn't like the heavier bullets.......is that true?
No, absolutely not...
There is no problem. The 300 WSM is fine with heavier bullets. It does not drive them quite as fast as the larger rounds, of course, because it holds less powder, but with the 208 A-Max, I can stay on target out to a mile.
The 300 WSM is the smallest of the group, but has the advantage of being a smaller rifle and no brake. Actually, I don't run a brake on my 300 Weatherby either...It's recoil has never bothered me, it's more of a push, but it's in a Mk5 and is a much larger rifle overall.
I'd say the 300 Weatherby has about a 100 fps advantage over the 300 WSM with bullets in the 200gr range comparing the best loads with either one... I don't shoot factory loads so I couldn't say about those.
I've been tempted to pick up a Vanguard in 300 Weatherby just because I like the Vanguard, but I really don't need another rifle...so we'll see how long I can hold out...
There is nothing wrong with choosing any of them really, but in my opinion, a 300 WSM with a 200 Accubond on top is BIG medicine!