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Got my 300 Weatherby Mag

Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:27:10 PM »
Got my Vanguard Weatherguard in 300Wby last week and got it all hooked up and ready to go. Went with the 26"barrel

Went with the Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14X42. I had a chance to look through one at Cabelas and loved it.

 Talley light weight bases/rings. Was going with low but sent an email to talley (glad I did) to make sure it would work, they responded within the hour and told me I needed medium.

Got all my reloading components and can't wait to hit the range next week.

Excited to see what the recoil is like
« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 06:28:55 PM by CptnAwesome »

Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 07:13:03 PM »
Congrats.That setup looks Awesome Cptn.
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 07:35:06 PM »
Nice
Even with the medium rings it's close to the barrel
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
Congratulations!!! Let us know how it shoots.
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 09:29:56 PM »
Awesome cartridge... wanted one since I was a young boy and saw my older cousin with a 300 weatherby.  I now own 4 and consider it the best middle of the pack.  It was my 1st and has killed more game by far, but I have really become fond of the 270 in recent years.  Milder recoil with enough to kill most any game in NA other than the Brown Bears ... and maybe moose.  But if I were to hunt a brownie, I would be packing a 340, 378, or 375H&H ... Still consider the 300 the most versatile of all.   
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 06:19:25 PM »
Hey if you can after launching some rounds, post what the recoil was like. i see there's no brake so i'm curious. I picked up a 72 W. German 24" that kicks like a mule comparable to the 40# foot pounds listed under the brake accessories.
Sending mine in for a accurbrake install.

Regards,
David

Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 07:04:07 PM »
Hey if you can after launching some rounds, post what the recoil was like. i see there's no brake so i'm curious. I picked up a 72 W. German 24" that kicks like a mule comparable to the 40# foot pounds listed under the brake accessories.
Sending mine in for a accurbrake install.

Regards,
David
Sure thing. I plan on hitting the range first thing Monday morning. I'm very curious about that part myself.

Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2018, 07:50:30 AM »
Having owned a 24 in. 300 WBY Markv they do have some serious recoil as they are a pound lighter than the 26 in, #1 contour vs #2 contour barrel.
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 08:19:20 AM »
Sweet looking rifle!!!!

Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 03:05:52 PM »
Hey if you can after launching some rounds, post what the recoil was like. i see there's no brake so i'm curious. I picked up a 72 W. German 24" that kicks like a mule comparable to the 40# foot pounds listed under the brake accessories.
Sending mine in for a accurbrake install.

Regards,
David
Recoil wasn't terrible. A stiff kick definitely but I was able to fire 30+ rounds without being in pain, shoulder did get tender though. Still not as bad as a 50 cal muzzleloader with 150gr pyrodex

Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2018, 04:46:00 AM »
Nice looking rig!
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 07:34:52 AM »
Hey if you can after launching some rounds, post what the recoil was like. i see there's no brake so i'm curious. I picked up a 72 W. German 24" that kicks like a mule comparable to the 40# foot pounds listed under the brake accessories.
Sending mine in for a accurbrake install.

Regards,
David
Recoil wasn't terrible. A stiff kick definitely but I was able to fire 30+ rounds without being in pain, shoulder did get tender though. Still not as bad as a 50 cal muzzleloader with 150gr pyrodex

I spent 7 hours at the range trying to sight in my 50 cal muzzleloader and my shoulder looked like one giant bruise by the end of the day. Trying to find a load legal in Colorado was almost impossible in that rifle until they came out with Federal Borlocks and Hornady FPBs. My 340 Weatherby is a pussycat compared to 150 grs of RS and 370 grs of lead!!!
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 10:05:46 AM »
Hey if you can after launching some rounds, post what the recoil was like. i see there's no brake so i'm curious. I picked up a 72 W. German 24" that kicks like a mule comparable to the 40# foot pounds listed under the brake accessories.
Sending mine in for a accurbrake install.

Regards,
David
Recoil wasn't terrible. A stiff kick definitely but I was able to fire 30+ rounds without being in pain, shoulder did get tender though. Still not as bad as a 50 cal muzzleloader with 150gr pyrodex

That mirrors my experience with the 300Wby in a Stainless Synthetic Mark V, which weighs in at about 9.5lbs ready to hunt.  That should be pretty close to the weight of a wood-stocked Deluxe or Sporter, so figure things will be pretty equal in terms of recoil, until you jump up to the heavier Accumark/Terramark and the like.  The stories you hear about 300Wby recoil are greatly exaggerated.  It's a kicker, for sure, but nothing you can't handle with good form and the right attitude.  Wear plenty of hearing protection, as it's going to be loud and noise is a huge part of recoil.

I have one rifle which kicks harder - my 350RemMag.  That one is a combination of a very heavy bullet (220-250gr) moving at a reasonable velocity (2700fps-ish) out of a light rifle (6.5lbs) with a rock hard recoil pad.  I'm hoping to get time to run it out to a local smith here to get the pad replaced with a nice, new Decelerator before hunting season this year.
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Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 03:25:33 PM »
...Trying to find a load legal in Colorado was almost impossible in that rifle until they came out with Federal Borlocks and Hornady FPBs...

I'm just curious as I left Colorado just after they made the .50 caliber requirement for elk.

What is their legal load requirement now?

As for the recoil of a .300 Weatherby, mine is a pussycat with it's KDF brake.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 03:28:38 PM by buffybr »
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