Hello to everyone, I am new to this forum and look forward to learning more about long range hunting. I do have alot of questions and dont know crap. So if I happen to ask something stupid go easy on me I am just trying to learn. Right now I am begining to rebuild my elk rifle after 22 years of wonderful service accuracy went in the toilet. After much frustration I had the barrel inspected and its time for a new one. I have been thinking 26-28" #3 or 4 SS fluted. Holland brake (cant take recoil anymore) and maybe chamber something different. The rifle is a factory 300 weatherby mark V. I have thought about dropping down to the big 7's (less recoil) or with the brake moving up to the ultra mag? Or stay with the 300wby I dont know if it matters to much as long as its accurate. Which brings up a question about freebore and crown style with boattails. I never had any luck with boattails in this gun before and have read that the freebore is the reason? And that crown style has effects?