.300 Weatherby by APS

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by getsmart, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. getsmart

    getsmart Well-Known Member

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    This June I picked up my new rifle by Allen Precision Shooting. This is my first precision rifle.

    The build is a:

    .300 Weatherby.
    27" Lilja 3-groove w/ heavy flutes (#7 contour).
    Lawton 7000 Action
    McMillan A-5 (wow, what a wait).
    Jewell Trigger
    Defensive Edge brake
    Nightforce 3.5-15 x 50mm

    I will attach a photo soon.

    It is a wonderful rifle to shoot with the Decelerator pad and Defensive Edge brake. Learning curve for me to shoot off of bi-pod (I was a backpack guy), but I am getting it now. Shooting 200gr Accubond for hunting and 210 SMK for gophers. Best load with Accubond came with 82.6 grains of Ramshot Magnum at 2980 fps. Still working with Retumbo and the SMK. Can push the 210's to over 3000fps with no signs of pressure, but I do not see the need.

    I would maybe shorten the barrel and inch, because I do not think the rifle gained much velocity for the extra weight in this caliber. This gun will be packed in the hills.

    It is a nice precision rifle, that shoots 1/2 MOA when I do. Kirby took me to a place near Ft. Shaw to shoot at 1212yds. I think I need some practice before I can talk about 1/2 MOA at that range. Even the light breeze in the morning really changed things.

    Thank you Kirby. Nice work.

    eric
     
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  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Cutting 1 inch off of the barrel will not save you more than 1 or 2 ouncews depending on barrel diameter....Not worth it IMHO.....How does the gun balance?
    I would leave it as is if it were me....My 300 Win, my go to rifle for all types of hunting for the last few years has a 29 7/8 inche barrel and I would not shorten it [​IMG]



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  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Leave the barrel long !!

    If you shoot gophers with this rig and your getting into LR shooting then your gonna eat the barrel up pretty quick.
    With the longer barrel you can lopp a couple inches of the chamber end and that'll give your maybe another thousands rounds through it before rebarreling.
     
  4. getsmart

    getsmart Well-Known Member

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    Those are good points for keeping the barrel long. Here is the photo I promised.

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  5. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle! What's the colour blend in the stock?

    Would you mind posting a closer in picture of the action sometime?

    tks
     
  6. getsmart

    getsmart Well-Known Member

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    I do not know the color blend combination. I do know that it is the grey/white black combo that is shown with their A-5 image on the website. Kirby may know the percentages.

    I will post a photo of the action soon.
     
  7. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    I hope Kirby take a pic like that of mine! Looks great!

    I used a 7500 action, Manners thumbhole stock and its in 270AM...dont kniow if I got heavy flutes or what..its a #7 contour...27" Lilja

    Really good lookin gun ya got there!
     
  8. oso

    oso Well-Known Member

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    Wow!! She is a beauty!! Another fine rig by Mr. Allen!! I do most of my own work but it looks like I may need to have one of those Allen Mags. I will talk to you soon Mr. Allen.
     
  9. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    oso,

    I to do most of my own work, and I tried Kirby. You won't be dissapointed.
     
  10. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle. The 300Wby is my favorite 300 mag. In my factory 26" barrel using 200 grain Accubonds I get an easy honest 3100+ with 83 grains of IMR-7828SSC in Wby brass and CCI-250 primers. I've been as high as 3175 but I backed it down to 3100 even for brass life. Some of my brass is at 20 times now. It will all need annealed now as it has lost all neck tension.

    Don't even consider cutting that barrel down. With the slow powders 1" makes a pretty big difference. I wouldn't be surprised if that 3 groove barrel didn't go 3200fps with the Accubonds. You did get at least the factory amount of freebore I hope. I like the looks of that contour. Hopefully I will get another thousand rounds down my barrel this year and will have Kirby replace my Accumark barrel with a 30" rig similar to yours.
     
  11. getsmart

    getsmart Well-Known Member

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    Slopeshunter, Here is a picture of the Lawton 7000 action. The pic I have of the other side is out of focus, sorry.

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  12. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the photo getsmart. It's a nice looking action for sure!

    How do you find the bolt angling back like that? Is it nice and comfortable?
     
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    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Soooooooo, how does she shoot? What kind of speed and how is the recoil? I'm thinking you should be able to spot your own shots.
     
  14. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    As far as the color blend, the one on their website is 80%black, 10%white, 10%grey. I know because thats whats Kirby told me when I ordered mine with that exact blend.

    AJ