A 300 weatherby has a ton of recoil to deal with. Unless you have done a lot of shooting with a heavy recoiling rifle and are comfortable with it I think you'd be better off with say a 30-06.Ok thats good cause 300 weatherby magnum ammo is cheaper and when I get it if I do I will be 15 so I dont want an overly large rifle. I will probably be hunting our wimpy florida black bear for my first bear hunts
You added a couple of parameters, the .300 Weatherby qualifies as an overly large rifle for what your situation requires. I'd get a rifle that meets your current needs, chambered for something with a lot cheaper ammo..........Ok thats good cause 300 weatherby magnum ammo is cheaper and when I get it if I do I will be 15 so I dont want an overly large rifle. I will probably be hunting our wimpy florida black bear for my first bear hunts...........
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