300 wm or Weatherby

Discussion in 'Guns For Sale' started by etisll40, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,684
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Thinking about re-barreling my Savage 116 from 6.5x55 to a 30 caliber. I feel like the 300 wm is pretty hard to beat. I expect this gun will be a typical under 750 yard gun and shorter for hunting. Targets and fun maybe 1000 or so. Am I on the right track? It seems as though the 300 wm like the 308 and 223 is a must have caliber.

    Also, barrel idea, would like to keep the weight under 8 lbs. I am thinking about a manners thumbhole the MTS-GAT stock. I don't want the barrel too long or heavy, what weight and contour, twist, manufacturer?

    Thoughts!
     
  2. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    273
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    I have owned the 300WM, Wby, and currently (2) 300RUM and you really cant go wrong with any of them. Longevity goes to the WM and knock down goes to RUM and Wby.

    PS - You posted this in the Gun selling section :)
     

  3. luvs2hunt62

    luvs2hunt62 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    294
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    You'll need a barrel ( Shaw is great,but with a long wait, or a take-off in the caliber you want. 300 Win mag is more cmmon and you're likely to get a take-off for well uder $100. You'll also need a magnum bolt face or bolt. I have the 300 win and the weatherby, and I like and hunt with them both.
     
  4. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,684
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    So, do I buy another bolt? I thought the 6.5x55 and 300wm were the same boltface?
     
  5. Axtell3

    Axtell3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    54
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    No the bolt head for 3006/270 works.
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,380
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Ya one is a mag one is not. Found any new shooting spots I'm dry?