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Handload for Weatherby Ultralightweight - 300 WBG Mag

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Unread 08-02-2008, 11:14 AM
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Handload for Weatherby Ultralightweight - 300 WBG Mag

For those who shoot this lightweight gun can probobly agree with me that it is finicky to what it shoots.

What have you guys/gals found for bullets, powder...etc that shoots well in this caliber and rifle??

Currently shooting 180 grain accubonds with 80 grains of H4831...

Appreciate it!
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Unread 08-02-2008, 08:51 PM
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Dont have an ultra lite, but do have a vanguard in 300 WBY w/24" bbl. Very surprised with the accuracy of the rifle/cartridge. Using WBY cases, Fed 215's, and 3.560" OAL

I've found that 81g RL-22 w/180g NBT's @3075fps shoots 1/4"-1/2" at 100 yards

Also 83g IMR-7828 w/200g AB @3050fps shoots 1/2" at 100 yards
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Unread 08-03-2008, 03:00 PM
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I have one of the earlier ul's and it was a real bitch to find a load for (and I should have used a worse word). I was about to try and pedal it or get a new barrel and then started playing with retumbo. I first found decent accuracy with the 200 ab and about 86 grains retumbo. Then ran a hair over 88 grains with a 180 tsx and found it to be a better combo. Work up of course if you try these loads although they don't seem hot.
The tsx load will shoot under 3" at 300 yds. This from a gun that I couldn't necessarily keep on a pie plate at 200 yds. I still think there is something wrong with the barrel on that gun but am satisfied with sub 3" at 300. I can't tell you how many powder/bullet combo's I had tried before retumbo just happened to save the day. Seems like the later model ul's are much better shooters but I can say that in my small town I know of about 3 ofthe early ones that were as bad as mine to get to shoot.
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