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Old 06-02-2008, 01:09 AM
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300 Weatherby info

I recently acquired a Weatherby Vanguard in .300 WBY. It is going to be used as a back up rifle to my 7 RM. Anyways, never loaded for WBY before. Just seeing if I need to watch anything inparticular and maybe some favorite 180-200g loads. Am leaning towards the 200g AB.

I've run a few loads through it with 180g SST's with some IMR-7828 and was getting 2-3" groups at 100 yards. Had a few 180g NBT's laying around and some RL-22 as well so I tried a couple loads. 81g of RL-22 shot .7" 3 shot group at 100 yards. Figured that was decent enough considering my rest, it was windy, and the trigger and stock absolutely suck on that vanguard. Did I mention it kicks the snot out of ya every time you squeeze the trigger!! Haven't cronoed the RL-22 loads, but the 7828 were shooting between 3150-3250fps. Need to crono the RL-22/180g NBT load as it shoots decent enough for back up work. Hoping its around 3200fps.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:30 AM
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My 300 ULW likes 180 gr TSX's over 81.5-83 gr of H4831. Runs @ 3250 fps with 83 gr.
I seat my bullets out so the will just fit the magazine reliably.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:27 PM
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My weatherby likes 83 grains of IMR 7828SSC under a 200 grain accubond.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:09 AM
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My 300 ULW likes 180 gr TSX's over 81.5-83 gr of H4831. Runs @ 3250 fps with 83 gr.
I seat my bullets out so the will just fit the magazine reliably.

Couldn't have said it better... all I will add is use a 215M primer..
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:11 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. Will definately be trying some 200g AB's under both RL-22 and 7828 since thats what I have on hand. Might be trying some 180g NBT's under 7828 as well just to see what the NBT"s do with 7828. The SST's and 7828 was not a good combo. I"m thinking if it dont shoot the NBT's and 7828 decent, my rifle probly dont like 7828... I'd almost rather it shoot RL-22 better anyway as thats my go to powder in my 7 RM. Always have that on hand. Would be nice to have a good 200g AB load going 3000fps. Would make great elk medicine! Dont know exactly when I"ll get around to it. I would like to get a Bell and Carlson stock and a Timney trigger before I start getting to serious about it.

Anybody know of a decent stock to put on a vanguard?? I was leaning towards the Bell and Carlson tan w/black webbing. I think its like $170 or so. Would this just drop in, or would it require some minor fitting? Not a whole lot for the vanguard...
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:28 AM
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Anybody know of a decent stock to put on a vanguard?? I was leaning towards the Bell and Carlson tan w/black webbing. I think its like $170 or so. Would this just drop in, or would it require some minor fitting? Not a whole lot for the vanguard...
The B&C would just drop in provided the barrel is still factory contour. As for other options look at manner. They make awesome stocks and will inlet for anything.
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Think a 180 kicks..

Load up some of those 200's full house and hang on! That's why they have brakes. Cheaper than 3 visits to the Chiropractor for a neck adjustment!
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