This lil tidbit will make your day then,
My 24" barreled 300Wby only clocked 3068fps with 180gr factory box Hornady ammo! & I was barley able to match that with 180 Accubonds over IMR-4831, & split a case doing so!
Those short pipes sure handi cap a good cartrige don't they.
I'm still a Model-70 Loyalist, but I did sell that one chambered in 300Wby to fund my 26" barreled Model-70 build in 300WSM (Which will also beat my old 24" piped 300Wby in velocity)
Amazing the amount of performance gain you get in the 300's with 2 more inches of barrel. I mean think about it, your 300WM beats my old 300Wby by quite a respectable margin. You can grin about that everytime somebody starts in on the Wby vs. Win mag debate if they have a short pipe.
"Its not Rocket Surgery.....'
GOD,GUNS,&GUTTS MADE AMERICA, LETS KEEP ALL 3!winmag
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