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264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:25 PM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

ok Kenny....


give me an example of a lesser caliber that burns less powder and recoils less that is better suited for stopping a pissed off charging grizzly bear ?

granted you don't need a 30-378 WBY for sheep hunting, BUT in bear country a 200 gr Swift A-Frame leaving the muzzle at 3300 fps is a wise choice,

I had to stop a charging griz with that combination once and after that experience I care not for the 270's and 7mm's or anything less than 30 cal. I actually went up a couple notches to 338 Edge and with a decent muzzle brake it recoils less than a 270 Win and is flatter shooting with a helluva payload on target from 1 - 1k yards with the 300 gr Accubonds,

who cares how much powder it burns... security builds confidence and a confident hunter is a successful hunter over some chickenshirt hunter afraid of recoil taking a lesser caliber gun into bear territory then sharting his Calvin Kleins every time he sees bear tracks,
ruining the hunt for himself and his hunting partner

(a past experience involving a fella who disliked MAGNUMS with MASSIVE recoil and EXPENSIVE ammo who took his beloved 270 Win on a moose hunt with me ) never again , if ya ain't packing at least an '06 ya ain't going with me !
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How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??

"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:23 PM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

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ok Kenny....


give me an example of a lesser caliber that burns less powder and recoils less that is better suited for stopping a pissed off charging grizzly bear ?

granted you don't need a 30-378 WBY for sheep hunting, BUT in bear country a 200 gr Swift A-Frame leaving the muzzle at 3300 fps is a wise choice,

I had to stop a charging griz with that combination once and after that experience I care not for the 270's and 7mm's or anything less than 30 cal. I actually went up a couple notches to 338 Edge and with a decent muzzle brake it recoils less than a 270 Win and is flatter shooting with a helluva payload on target from 1 - 1k yards with the 300 gr Accubonds,

who cares how much powder it burns... security builds confidence and a confident hunter is a successful hunter over some chickenshirt hunter afraid of recoil taking a lesser caliber gun into bear territory then sharting his Calvin Kleins every time he sees bear tracks,
ruining the hunt for himself and his hunting partner

(a past experience involving a fella who disliked MAGNUMS with MASSIVE recoil and EXPENSIVE ammo who took his beloved 270 Win on a moose hunt with me ) never again , if ya ain't packing at least an '06 ya ain't going with me !

I apologize, it appears you are offended by my opinion. That wasn't my intention. For the intended game, a 300 Weatherby, for example, gives near performance and is more efficient as is a 300 Win Mag.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:01 AM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

naw I wasn't offended , I was just relating an experience and my caps were to emphasize certain words, after reading It again it does look like yelling don't it, Lol !! sorry 'bout that !

the fella was asking on opinions on 3 rifles, 264 Win Mag, 7mm Rem Mag and 30-378 Wby Mag, for hunting sheep IN bear country.......not on powder capacity, recoil and efficiency of other cartridges, griz is not impressed with efficiency, velocity=energy & more of it with heavier bullets wins the argument with a grizzly plus will drt a sheep way out there fast !

besides their is no way the 300 Win Mag is "near" the 30-378 WBY,
(I reload for and shoot both)

thats like comparing a 308 Win to the 300 Win Mag

the 300 WBY is close, ... but so is the recoil, you will not notice the difference in recoil in field conditions....
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How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??

"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."
WIKIPEDIA


"Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"
Sigmund Freud
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:20 AM
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Re: 264 WM vs 30-378 WBY which one

I am guessing you are Hunting one of Montana's Unlimited sheep areas? The best advise everyone gave you was the lightest gun you can shoot well. Second is going to be a great pair of boots as the rocks can shred a new pair in a few days. Unless you are extremely lucky getting a legal Ram in these areas can take some superhuman efforts as far as hiking in past where everyone else does. I would not worry to much about the Grizzlies. Just bring what ever gun you want to use on sheep and call it good.....dgarrett
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