.30-.378wtby fans

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tnhunter211984, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. tnhunter211984

    tnhunter211984 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    49
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    OK fellas lets try to keep this one clean lol.. i had got on here for some bullet info and i thank all of ya'll for ya'lls info. a friend of mine and myself have been working on some loads the last week. All i got to say is i love my .30-.378wtby. I can't complain about it!!!! yea its a lil over kill for deer but like someone stated on here before dead is dead!!! Right now i'm shooting the gs hv custom 160gr a friend gave me 175gr berger and the 180gr swift scirocco all of them are working out great. i did account fer a yot yesterday morning with the gs and wow what a back flip lol.. my rifle is a factory weatherby mark v accumark set up with a burris 6.5-20X50 E1 scope and a caldwell pivoting bipod.
     
  2. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    906
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Why such light bullets in the big 30-378? I would be shooting 200+ gr bullets in that. I have had several 30-378's and thats were they really shine. 230 gr berger is a awesome choice for this round.
     

  3. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    433
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    I have been on the fence about one of these for a LONG time now. I am with you on the lighter bullets. some like big and slow, others like speed. Personally I would like to shoot the 160gr. you talked about and rip em out as fast as they could go. I would maybe even go lighter. I realize this is a long range forum but if you can build a lazerbeam out to 500yrds, how can you lose?
     
  4. tnhunter211984

    tnhunter211984 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    49
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    them 160's are some dang yot killets lol.. knocked one back no less then 5ft.
     
  5. breezybullet

    breezybullet Member

    Messages:
    11
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    My dad built a 220 grain hollow pint for the 30-378 and that bastard shot like a laser in my opinion if I was going to get a 30-378 I would like something with a minimum of a 30 inch barrel I remember if it was a little dark out and he shot flames would come out the end of the barrel for 10 feet hahaha lots of wasted powder there:D