Kick difference between 300 Wby and 300 WSM?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sdkidaho, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how much of difference in recoil there is between the 300 Wby Mag and the 300 WSM? Anyone have experience with that, that could enlighten me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Substantial!
    I own a 300wby, and a 270wsm and its a night and day difference. Ive shot the 300wsm and will own one someday. The 300wsm recoil(to me) is very simmilar to my 270wsm.
    Just a thought, if your looking to purchase one or the other look into the 300RUM. You will gain (if ever so slightly) over the 300wby, and you dont have to mess with a belted case. All that being said, if I were to pick an all round performer(for north American big game) that wasnt overly expensive to shoot Id go with a 300wsm for my all round hunting rifle.
     
  4. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. :)
     
  5. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I own both and have shot both quite a bit without a brake. The 300 wsm is about like a 30-06 to me. The 300 wby with max 180 grain loads will belt you pretty good. To me there is a substantial difference.
     
  6. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - I appreciate the comparison. :)