I like my 300 Weatherby. Was the first rifle I ever bought. I have more than one, even a WIN M70 in 300WBY. I know what I can do with that cartridge. Back in the day, they even offered 110 grain loads close to 4000 FPS.I'm with you I wouldn't swap out the barrel either. It's almost splitting hairs on the cartridges there's no big difference in one from the other.