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Old 02-07-2010, 07:12 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

This thread is a good place to ask what you guy's think about the .375 H&H youth rifle I'm putting together...I'm serious.

Encore, barrel shortened to 20 inches with a JP brake and a Choate M4 adjustable stock with a grind to fit Limbsaver pad. Should be a pussy cat with the 235 grain Speer bullets. I've already done a trigger job on the frame and replaced the hammer/trigger/locking lug springs with the Bellm replacements.

I'm kinda excited to see what it can do and at what comfort level. My 11 year old daughter likes the 7.08 Remington model 7 I put together 4 1/2 years ago for my now 13 year old son so this will be something new for him and a heck of a climbing tree stand gun for me.

I hope this isn't High Jacking the thread as I just thought it would fit in with the whole "overkill" theme.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:08 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

Im not reall into a T/c guns but the overall idea sounds good like 3 yrs ago with rugers 16" 338 win mag m77.for bear nwhat not.Im starting to think about a 30-378 seriously now.Because the barrel looks to fat on 460 etc and hear the recoil and make your eyeball pop out.So im looking into a 30-378 synthetic nib for 1125$ with accubrake but id replace that stock .With a mpi m77 style or the ramline again .Any ways the 30-378 would be a tack driver on smaller game/deer/yote.But its a barrel burner since it's sp fast.Would the 200 grain + bullets moving at 3100 fps make the barrel last longer than them 165's?.I wish i new somewhere where i could hold a 30-378 378 416 & 460 wby and see which one i like the best in person
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:25 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

Good to see your reconsidering. 30-378 is an excellent Weatherby choice for deer elk etc at 1000 yards and more.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:35 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

I owned a Weatherby Accumark 30-378 and couldn't get it to shoot the lighter bullets satisfactorily. It shot the 240 gr. Matchking well but I got tired of it and sold it to fund my Edge. Most Weatherby rifles I've loaded for shot Barne's bullets descent, maybe it's because of the long throat. I think Weatherby's brake is only good for making noise. If I owned another one it would be wearing a baffle style such as the Pain Killer, Holland, Defensive Edge ect.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:40 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

If you are considering the 30-378, you should as Chase 1 said consider the 338-378, the 338 shine from 340 on up
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:47 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

460 will definately do the job,as long as your into hamburger
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:49 PM
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Re: 460 wby "ok for Elk"???

Yeah i seen a data for the 30-378 and a 240 grain @ 3300 fps wow has more energy than a 458 win.I like the vais style muzzle brake .Im reading the thread on here about the pain killer brake.The thing that steared me away from a 460 was the story about where the recoil poped someone's eye out .I dont want a 338-378 because i still plan on getting the 338 win mag abolt and i couldnt stand to have 2 guns in same caliber well bullet diameter (.338)
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