WTB: .300 Weatherby

Discussion in 'Guns For Sale' started by Buano, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a .300 Weatherby "cary weight" rifle. Prefer stainless/synthetic rifles, not show pieces, but I'm open to the idea of pretty wood. I want at least a 26" barrel.

    Likely I'll pick up an Accumark or a custom.

    Who has something "interesting"?
     
  2. joeltsprecher

    joeltsprecher Well-Known Member

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    just my 2 cents worth. 300 weatherby powder eater. not very efficient rifle. can get 95% of speed (or more) w/75% of the powder. try 30.338 or 308 norma mag. instead.
    just sayin.
    good luck!!
     

  3. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

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    Good points. From a theoretical point of view I would agree.

    As I already have .300 Weatherby dies & several hundred rounds of .300 Weatherby ammunition, and I do like the performance of the .300 Weatherby, it makes sense to look for that chambering.

    A big game rifle being a powder eater isn't much of an issue to me as I don't shoot many rounds through the larger rifles each year. A small-game weapon needs to be efficient but from my perspective a big game rifle needs to be devastating. I have many choices in the safe if I want to be efficient: .22 short, .22 long rifle, .223, .243, .25-06 (that I most often carry), and .260. Then I jump up to the less efficient: 7MM rem, .300 Weatherby, the real powder burner: my .338/378 Weatherby mag., and a .375 H&H.
     
  4. HAMMAERHAND

    HAMMAERHAND New Member

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    I have a 300 wby mag vanguard. It has the synth stock, but its not stainless. Too expensive for me to shoot. I would consider trading for a 308 heavy barrel or similar bolt gun. Let me know Jim @ 610-342-7937
     
  5. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

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    The Vanguards only come with 24" barrels & a cheap stock I'm looking for at least a 26" barrel and a good composite or laminate stock. Only things I've got that I might swap for it is a Savage .243 or an Interarms Mini-Mark X .223. Neither is pretty but both shoot phenomenally well. If I did a swap I would likely rebarrel the Vanguard with a 28" barrel in .264 Win mag, change the trigger & buy a new stock.

    You could rebarrel the Vanguard to 7 MM Rem mag and cut your ammunition costs drastically.
     
  6. regularjoe

    regularjoe Well-Known Member

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    I have a lefty, Mark 5 Belgium made. 7/10
     
  7. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

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    But I'm not a lefty!