.300 Weatherby Ultra Lightweight recoil

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Damo450, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Damo450

    Damo450 Member

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    Hello All,

    I have run across a sweetheart of a deal on a .300 wby mag. in the Ultra lightweight with no brake. I detest brakes and wonder if anyone here has any experience with that exact rifle? I have a .270 WBY (ultralight), a .340 (12LBS), and a .300 RUM (12 LBS). Can anyone tell me how their rifles handle? I would like to have the gun but Im a bit concerned with the weight.

    Thank You!

    Damo
     
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  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    You would seem to have a better view of Weatherby's than I do, so for what it's worth I'd say no. It's going to take all the fun out of range time.
     
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    This rifle is what started my love of brakes, unshootable IMO with any heavy bullets.
     
  4. horsefor4

    horsefor4 Well-Known Member

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    I have had one since they were introduced and have not put a brake on it the recoil is a very big push not a jab and I have shoot it enough that the factory barrel is getting close to being replaced.
     
  5. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    450, it's a slammer. It has more recoil than a 340 Wby of the same weight. My son complains about his 300 Wby recoil and he's 6'4" 245#. I agree with HARPERC, learn to like brakes, they have many advantages.
     
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  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! Being able to see targets on impact is priceless.
     
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  7. Damo450

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    Admittedly, I have only had 3 rifles with brakes. A 300 win mag, M1A SOCOM (brutal), and a 7mm RUM. I hate the muzzle blast and I hate the noise to any companions I may have with me. I probably have not used the right brake to direct all the blast away from me. That being said, I always get 25 different opinions when I ask 25 people which brake they recommend. I really just need to get into the practice of wearing Ear Protection while hunting. Would solve a lot of my issues. Or use a Suppressor in place of the brake. Then we will be cooking!
     
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    martinakl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    I started wearing electronic muffs a few years ago while hunting. I wonder why it took me sooooooo long. I keep my baseball hat on and the muffs. I can hear better than without them plus keep my ears warm to boot. I don't lose my peripheral vision like a hood or heavy wool hat. I'm stalking/tracking my big game and setting up over frozen lakes and rivers for song dogs in the winter
    As far as your lw 300 yikes. If it comes with usable data that's a plus. If not I'd highly recommend the past recoil shield in the thickest version you can find
    https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/6...2XovRnk9oXrdaatMe1pUNvIxCCTY6cRRoCDcAQAvD_BwE
     
  10. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    If you are hunting without hearing protection, you might reconsider. The over all noise is the same. The direction of the noise is altered. In ear electronic hearing protections is my preferred solution.
    I have one or a very similar rifle for each. All Mark V Weatherby.

    I've spent plenty of time behind an unbraked 270 Weatherby at the bench. It was a 1957 German made lightweight not a modern one, a little heavier. The bench is the worse position for perceived recoil.

    270 Wby Lightweight: Hunting, not an issue because you will be taking one to 3 shots. At the bench, get your sight in done and go on to shoot something else.

    340 Wby 12lb: Hunting, well I would not want to carry it up a mountain for sheep or goats but I would be very comfortable on the bench for extended range time. Prone would be more comfortable.

    300 RUM 12lb: Hunting same. Bench because of the concussion, not fun. Prone, I'm good for about 20 rounds, with a brake and good ear protection, 50 or even more rounds.
     
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  11. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Opps, forgot something.

    300 Wby Lightweight. Yes, I have one of these as well. Same as the 270, bench sucks. Hunting who cares.
     
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  13. jasmitty1978

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    Get a brake for the bench.
    Take it off to rezero and go hunting.
     
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  14. Snyper708

    Snyper708 Well-Known Member

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    Being large just means the recoil hits him harder.
    Smaller folks "roll with the punch".
     
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