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#3487306 - 11/17/09 06:02 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: Huntr]
Brad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Huntr
Originally Posted By: SamOlson
Originally Posted By: BobinNH
Brad: Geez...sounds to me like a 300H&H...or it's rotund, vertically-challenged contemporary.... grin



Hey now, it ain't fat, just big boned...


LOL!


+LOL!
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#3487323 - 11/17/09 06:09 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: Brad]
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Originally Posted By: Brad
Seems to me when a 30 cal 180 reaches 3K it's all good no matter the brass cylinder fueling the bullet. Anything beyond that is fuel for the tiny gray cells only...


Your weiner gets bigger too. (grin)
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#3487328 - 11/17/09 06:11 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: horse1]
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Ha!
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#3487382 - 11/17/09 06:33 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: brooksrange]
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If shooting 200 grain + bullets my personal choice would be the 300 Wby. Something to be said about slamming elk with a 200 NP leaving the muzzle at over 3,000.

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#3487409 - 11/17/09 06:44 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: BobinNH]
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Originally Posted By: BobinNH


Ingwe: Of the 300 "magnums" it's the most user friendly of the bunch IMHO...a trait it shares with the 300H&H round,since they are very similar in charge weights and speed.It still recoils a fair amount but tolerably....


I have heard exactly that analogy many times Bob.....so in my book that'd make the WSM a good thing..

But without too many more analogies....I'm old school...and they don't get much sexier than the sleek .300H&H grin

Ingwe
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#3487465 - 11/17/09 07:04 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: ingwe]
horse1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ingwe
But without too many more analogies....I'm old school...and they don't get much sexier than the sleek .300H&H grin

Ingwe


Can I get some Chordite to go with that? (grin)
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#3487904 - 11/17/09 09:52 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: horse1]
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I must be a wimp, but the stuff you guys are talking about sure makes my shoulder and neck get a bit jumpy.

180s at 3300??? Do you get free chiropractic work or something?

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#3488022 - 11/17/09 10:40 AM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: brooksrange]
30Gibbs Offline
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Registered: 01/24/04
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Loc: Central Calif. Coast
For your intended use your .300 Win Mag should work.


I will add that 30 some years ago i shot 3 rifles to check zero for some
older guys. A .300 H&H, a .300 Win Mag Ruger 77, and a Mark V .300
Weatherby with a light 24" barrel.

The first two were a joy to shoot.

The lightweight Weatherby kicked the s$&%t out of me, literally picking
my torso up off of the bench. I shot it twice and called it good!

Conclusion to me was that a light weight .300 Weatherby was not fun to shoot.

Each person will apply their own law of diminishing return to your question.

I don't think that you will see a significant increase in field performance with
the higher velocity of the weatherby.

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#3491770 - 11/18/09 01:34 PM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: 30Gibbs]
Ralphie Offline
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I don't think I'd be changing to a weatherby. Maybe if you were thinking 26'' tube and the higher velocity was a big goal.

Either way I think the big 30s are at their best with heavier bullets. I'm a big fan of the 200 Parititons. Espcially for the big variety in animals you are after and/or may run into.

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#3491949 - 11/18/09 02:36 PM Re: 300 Win Mag vs 300 Weatherby? What are the differences for big game hunting? [Re: Ralphie]
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I have a Tikka T-3 Lite in .300 Win, and it jumps quite a bit off the bench. I replaced the factory pad with a Limbsaver, and that helped but it is still no fun to shoot off the bench. I'd rather shoot my .300 Wthby with magnum contour barrel and an HS-Precision stock off the bench than that very lightweight Tikka!

I have had the Weatherby for many years. My brother re-barreled the Mod 700 for me when he was going to Yavapai Colleg's gunsmithing school. He also trued up the action, etc. and the gun shoots 3/4-inch groups consistently. I went with the Weatherby so that I could try to emulate either the .300 or .338 Win and shoot heavier bullets as fast as the lighter bullets from the .300 Win. Now, I realize it doesn;t make that much difference in the real world...and the Tikka is a joy to carry up the mountain.
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