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.300 Wby best load

.300 Wby best load
« on: September 07, 2021, 07:41:29 PM »
180 grain Hornady SST, 80.0 RL-22, 100 yards .400 3 shot group. Winchester 70 300 Wby that I paid $150 for the rifle. Owner said it wouldn't shoot. Later that year I knocked down a cow elk at a hair over 600 yards.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 07:06:19 AM by lrpshooter »

Re: .300 Wby best load
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2021, 09:15:58 PM »
nice, even though I don't use much RL22 anymore, I had pretty good results with it in the 300 Wby over the years, also.

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Re: .300 Wby best load
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 08:30:55 PM »
Looks like you can do what the previous owner could not. Nice shooting’.
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Re: .300 Wby best load
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 10:00:08 AM »
I feel the previous owner’s pain, I’m just too bullheaded to give up.
Nice shooting load.
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Re: .300 Wby best load
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 07:39:42 AM »
When I got home and looked real carefully down the rifle I noticed the rear adjustable base is pushed way to the right. I moved the ring base to the left, bored sighted on stop sign about 100 yards from the house, threw together some 180 grain loads with RL22 and some Hornady Interlock bullets, then off to the range I went. Hour later I was walking on cloud 9. I've had the rifle for about 25 years and shot a lot of game with it. One of the best deals I ever made. I also :) traded a Ruger P85 for a Remington 700 8mm Magnum about 1985, just passed that rifle down to my son. Nothing was safe within 700 yards but the best shot was about 35 yards on a bull elk. A herd of elk woke me up after my hike up the mountain in the dark. A cow elk snorted in my ear and scared me half to death.