Nightforce On A Custom 300 Weatherby

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by SHRTSHTR, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    This is my first post, but have been reading here for a while.I am having a custom 300 Weatherby built for be by Randy Selby out of Wyoming. I plan on using this rifle for mainly Elk and deer sized animals.

    Leopold scopes 6.5 x 20 have been the norm for me but I would like to try the NXS 5.5 x 22 x 56mm NP-R1 Thanks to this forum for some good reading on this scope.

    My question is this: What are the best bases and rings for this scope on the rifle I will be using? I beleive? that I would like to keep the scope as close to the barrel as possible. I would also like to have the Cosine Indicator and seperate Bubble Level. I seen this setup on the "Edge" website. Below is the info on the rifle I am having built.

    Winchester Classic Action, Stainless, Squared and lapped.

    Krieger S/S Match Grade Barrel, Fluted to a 300 Wby 26" barrel with a #4 contour. (Barrel will be CYRO treated)

    Stock, Borden Rimrock fiberglass and pillar bedded with decelerator pad.

    I hope this is enough info to get started. I look forward to hearing your opinions.

    Ray
     
  2. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    My first custom rifle was a 300 weatherby and I loved it. Make sure to discuss twist and throat length with your gunsmith. Mine was standard throat ( not freebored ) and the factory weatherby ammo was high in chamber pressure. I recall factory hornady ammo poppin primers out. Nightforce are great scopes and is probably your best choice. Everyone seems to like them.
     

  3. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up:)
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I am fond of the Near Bases and Night force rings. The 300 Wby is also one of my favorites as is my NF NXS.:)

    Jeff