300 Weatherby load advice

aOWENc

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I have an upcoming antelope hunt this fall and plan to take my 300 Weatherby, overkill yes I know, but with the possibility for a long shot I don't want to take any chances, I handload and found my rifle really likes nosler ballistic tips but don't know how they perform on game, can I use them effectively or try a new bullet? How much meat damage can I expect with the 300 and this load? Thanks!
 

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a, I know a hunter that killed his antelope with a 300RUM and 210 gr bullet. He hit it in the lung area with minimal meat damage. We load Nosler bullets in my son's 300Wby and it shoots very well. If your NBTs are accurate way out, they will easily kill an antelope. Stay with them and get a lot of hunting position practice in prior to your hunt. Good luck
 

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I am dying to get a ruger no 1 in 257 Weatherby or a model 70 featherweight in 264
 

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I am dying to get a ruger no 1 in 257 Weatherby or a model 70 featherweight in 264

.257 Wby is a good round, but if you want a more efficient ¼-bore that is within 100 fps of it, the .25-06 AI 40-degree shoulder is a much cheaper alternative, and will run right up there with the .257 Wby.

I have had a .257 Wby since 2008, and a .25-06 AI since Feb 2014. And what I have found is that the .25-06 AI is a much more efficient case design with modern components, compared to the .257 Wby, which uses 15 grains more powder to barely beat it out by +/- 100 fps.
 

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I'm very fond of the 25-06, actually just got one in the Weatherby vanguard s2, more than anything I was wanting to try out the Kenton turret on my 300
 

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I'm very fond of the 25-06, actually just got one in the Weatherby vanguard s2, more than anything I was wanting to try out the Kenton turret on my 300

You could very easily and inexpensively convert it to .25-06 AI, just by buying a set of dies and a reamer. Then you wouldn't need to get a .257 Wby. :D

I have been wanting to buy some Kenton custom turrets for quite a few of my rifles, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
 

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Mudrunner, I had people try to talk me into the tapes but after I saw my uncle hit a 20inch steel gong at 600 yards with a 14inch 243 encore pistol topped with a leupold and a Kenton I was sold, believe it or not he did it on the first try using the speed dial model with factory Remington corelokts. He proceeded to ring it twice more after that! I will look into the AI, looks very good trajectory wise!
 

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Also if you buy the scope from Kenton he will make you the turret for "free", you won't get the scope for as cheap as if you bought it from midway or Natchez, but you get the free turret so it equals out
 

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Mudrunner, I had people try to talk me into the tapes but after I saw my uncle hit a 20inch steel gong at 600 yards with a 14inch 243 encore pistol topped with a leupold and a Kenton I was sold, believe it or not he did it on the first try using the speed dial model with factory Remington corelokts. He proceeded to ring it twice more after that! I will look into the AI, looks very good trajectory wise!

The data and info on a tape or on a turret is the same. There should be zero difference between them. If it takes 10 clicks to hit at 350 yards it shouldn't matter whether the mark is on a tape or a turret, the numbers should match.

However, if you feel more comfortable with a turret then go for it. They're very nice products.
 

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