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Why .300 Weatherby ?

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Unread 11-30-2009, 04:44 PM
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Why .300 Weatherby ?

I have a question for all of you folks. There seems to be a quite a few of well respected individuals in the shooting industry that have chosen the .300 Weatherby as their general cartridge of choice. Why have they chosen this particular cartridge, other than for its' velocity ? Is there something that is inherent to this casing/cartridge that makes it the stellar choice? I am asking this to help me understand so I appreciate your honest , informational replys. Thank you for your information. Darrel
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Unread 11-30-2009, 06:33 PM
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Re: Why .300 Weatherby ?

I used to own a 300 wby (I HATE thieves) and will own another one eventually. The 300 weatherby is an wonderful round that I truly came to love. The good parts about it are the brass quality, bullet selection, and tendency to have a bit of free bore. Weatherby brass is of excellent quality and consistency. You have an excellent bullet selection and can load any of the 30 caliber bullets while still obtaining good to excellent muzzle velocities. The free bore can be both a blessing and curse but in general terms I lets you seat your bullets out a little farther thus giving you a little more room in the case.

Now on the other side of this you sill have the belt and the double radius neck. Both of which a good many people don't like. The belted mags catch a lot of flak about the belt on the case and the infamous bulge associated with it. The truth is that with a little education and some equipment you can get around the whole issue. Then there is the trademark of weatherby rounds the double radius neck. Some don't like it and think it's silly. I myself like uniqueness and was found of it. However the neck design really doesn't serve any practical purpose I know about. To my knowledge Roy was sort of like me and he used that design to be different. But I could be wrong about this. I have seen a few unconfirmed sources mention that the neck design is more efficient however that contrary to common knowledge on case design.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 07:22 PM
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Re: Why .300 Weatherby ?

here is one to add.mine is a ackley imp. 300 weatherby.or some may say 300H-H.for me its a good case and by going with the ackley it gives me a little more powder room.and to add the first gent said it all.just go ahead and get you one. but for me I would make it a bull barrel or at least a varment weight.and if you don't have 300 weatherby brass and can get your hands on some 300H-H just blow them up to a 300 weatherby.just like I said get one and I'lll sale ya some 300H-H brass at a good price.that way you want have to get that high dollar brass to start with.LOL
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Unread 12-01-2009, 07:59 PM
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Re: Why .300 Weatherby ?

cause......... "Nothing shoots flatter, hits harder or is more accurate."

On the shoulder thing. I mess around with air flow with race car cylinder heads and I have over the years come to the opinion that, how ever slight, the double radius shoulder flows the gasses a bit more efficiently than all the sharp edge shoulder rigs do. You won't find many rocket engines that have sharp edged nozzles either. Roy Weatherby's design was devinely inspired and is still very current for modern man. Just my opinion though. FWIW

Back to the facts:

And besides, a bullet out of a Weatherby just kills better.

It's all the 300 mag I will ever need.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:44 PM
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Re: Why .300 Weatherby ?

[QUOTE=Hired Gun;334551]cause......... "Nothing shoots flatter, hits harder or is more accurate."


Originally Posted by Hired Gun View Post

Back to the facts:

And besides, a bullet out of a Weatherby just kills better.
Your killing me....<G>
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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:49 PM
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Re: Why .300 Weatherby ?

I am also a big fan of the 300 Wby. Mine is a custom rifle I built several years ago; but it is the most accurate hunting weight rifle I have ever seen. This summer I took it to my range in Idaho and shot (over an open hay field with no wind flags) 2, 3 shot groups at 600, 1000 and 1212 yards. The groups measured 1.5 and 3.5 inches at 600, a little over 3 and 5 inches at 1000 and 1212 yards both. I also shot 1, 13 inch group at 1212 when I did not hold the rifle tight enough. 210 Bergers at 2980-3000 fps depending on the weather.

I also think the double raduis shoulder has more advantages than disadvantages.

Until the 300 RUM matches the success of the 300 WBY at 1000 yard matches the 300 Wby is the best 300 caliber magnum ever mas produced, and maybe the best ever period.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 01:42 AM
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Re: Why .300 Weatherby ?

I have owned many magnums over the past 20+ years and the .300 Wby has always been my favorite. It just looks so sexy too
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