300 win mag or 300 weatherby

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by smithy 75, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. smithy 75

    smithy 75 Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    hallow to all from the uk which is best 300 win mag or 300 weatherby mag out to 1000 yrds both for target and huntinggun)
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Either will get you to 1000 yards Smithy.
    I'd go with the 300 Win myself. You'll get better barrel life and have a much larger selection of brass as well. Plus you won't have to deal with the double radius shoulder on the 300 WBY case. If your a reloader, you'll grow to appreciate the benifits.
    With that being said, I do have a 300 WBY in the safe, but no 300Win:confused::D

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    I mulled over the same question several years ago and finaly chosse the 399 Win and glad that I did. 300 Win for me for sure. When I want a 30 ca with more umph than the 300 win, IO move up to the 300 RUM.
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    Both are excellant and both are super at 1k. Lot of records set with both.

    The weatherby would be my choice IF you order a min SAAMI reamer with appropriate freebore for your bullet. The weatherby has a definite advantage with the 240 SMKs. Factory chambered rifle, go with the Win Mag.

    No issue reloading either of the two and barrel life is exactly the same with same reloads. Both require dies to be set to headspace off the shoulder. Both will go 1000-1400 rds top gilt edge accuracy.

    Excellant brass for both with the RWS (best brass available) available for you in Europe which is easier and cheaper to buy there. Again gives the advantage to the Weatherby.

    I have reloaded and shot both competitively and will take the Weatherby hands down.