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Old 08-22-2011, 05:44 PM
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Re: Buying a New Rifle

You are correct about Weatherby not making ammo for those cartridges. So I did a little digging. On the Weatherby site, under FAQ's, this is one question listed and the answer:

Does Weatherby® recommend specific ammunition for each caliber to get the best accuracy?

Following are some of the initial loads used in Weatherby’s shop when testing for accuracy:

300 Win Mag : Federal Power-Shok 180 grain Speer Hot-Cor SP (300WBS)

Federal Vital-Shok 180 grain Barnes Triple-Shock (P300WP)

7mm Rem Mag :
Federal Power-Shok 175 grain Soft Point

Federal Vital-Shok 160 grain Barnes Triple-Shock (P7RN)
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:22 PM
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Re: Buying a New Rifle

Another route you might want to consider is buying a used rifle and having it accurized. Ive had better luck that route than most new rifles and money ahead.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:25 PM
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Re: Buying a New Rifle

Take a look at the savage model 16 in 300wsm, they can be had for around $500 and are very easy to upgrade.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:31 PM
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Re: Buying a New Rifle

As you have seen for yourself there are many options out there. The vangaurd line is a solid foundation. Good strong action and good accuracy (257 vangaurd that shoots .3's with upgraded stock, trigger, and bedding) and I also have 2 stevens that i have bed, put new triggers on, and stocked them both in boyds and they are 1/2MOA shooters with handloads. I always look for the stable platforms and then enjoying building up that accurate rifle that I have 100% confidence in
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: Buying a New Rifle

Cadet Wells, the 300 WM and 300 Weatherby cartridges are almost the same except the Weatherby does better with 200 gr. and heavier bullets. However Weatherby cartridges are a lot more costly. Have you chosen to not consider a good used American made 300 WSM and shoot it until the barrel falls off and then replace the barrel later down the road. To me all the rifles you mentioned are about the same. While opinions on them are hot button items. For long range I would not reccomend anything with integral scope mounts except CZ and tapered 1 piece bases for them is a bit spendy if you have to have someone else drill and tap for you. Get any good used rifle and wear it out and fix it up!
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