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Looking at a 300weatherby

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Unread 11-02-2006, 02:58 PM
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Looking at a 300weatherby

Hi guys I'm looking at a 300 weatherby mag. Does anybody here shoot one, what kind of velocity for 180 grains?
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    Unread 11-02-2006, 04:07 PM
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    Re: Looking at a 300weatherby

    Hello, I have a Weatherby Vanguard in a 300 WBY mag cal. You can expect to get between 3000-3200 fps with a 180 gr bullet. Factory Federal cartridges are advertized at reaching just better than 3100 fps. Hope this helps. If you havn't yet purchased I would also consider the 300 Remington Ultra Mag. I thinks it is a better choice myself. Good luck. Dr. T.
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    Unread 11-02-2006, 04:37 PM
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    Re: Looking at a 300weatherby

    I'm not looking at a rifle sorry for the confusion. I'm looking to build a rifle. I had a 30-378 that kick like a mule and I'm just not to interested in a hunting rifle with that much shoulder. I have shot a buddy of mines 300weatherby and the recoil was just fine I thought. He took an elk last year from 420 or so and dropped him right there so I believe its enough gun. Never owned a RUM how about a conparison on the recoil issue.
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    Unread 11-02-2006, 04:38 PM
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    Re: Looking at a 300weatherby

    There ain't no flys on the 300 Weatherby.
    I owned one for long enough to shoot it a couple times (not long enough to do any load development) then sold it to my brother. Last year I traded for a 30-378. Its advantage is it burns a lot more powder recoils a lot harder makes more noise and offers a little more velocity. If you want bragging rights get a 30-378 or 300 RUM. If you want a practical rifle that will do anything the 30-378 or 300 RUM will do get the 300 Wby.
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    Re: Looking at a 300weatherby

    I have been shooting the 300Wby for a couple years now. Thanks to a buddy who is going on 20 years of shooting one. I have grown very fond of it. My current one is in an Accumark with an Accubrake on it. With 180 Partitions at 3300 it is almost recoiless. With 200 grain Accubonds at 3100 it jumps around a little but not a big kicker by any means. I had the Accubonds up to 3150 but started getting extractor marks on hot days. The 300Wby needs a 26" barrel to burn the IMR-7828 properly and just gets better the longer you make the barrel.
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    Unread 11-03-2006, 05:26 PM
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    Re: Looking at a 300weatherby

    Thanks for all your input.
    Have a good weekend be back on in a couple weeks.

    RH
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    Unread 11-03-2006, 08:01 PM
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    Re: Looking at a 300weatherby

    i have a 300 rum, and with a holland brake on it the kick is very minimal. did your 30-378 have a brake? they make a huge differance
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