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beauxkner
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Flippa City
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.300 wby mag

Are these just unpleasant to shoot? I found an incredible deal on one, but I'm worried I'm just going to dread shooting it. Thanks for the feedback.


OhFace55
Nebraska Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
6642 posts

re: .300 wby mag
The only complaints I ever hear about them is the fact you have to shoot wby ammo and it's a little pricey.


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Nascar Fan
LSU Fan
Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
16180 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Some maybe but the one i shot was sweet


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BarDTiger81
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nurfeast lowsyana
Member since Jul 2011
15639 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Not gonna be exactly pleasant to target practice unless you have a Lead Sled but its not too bad.


Nascar Fan
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Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
16180 posts

re: .300 wby mag
quote:

Lead Sled

The only way to sight in & practice


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wiltznucs
South Florida Fan
Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
7990 posts

re: .300 wby mag
I've shot one since 1999. I use the older Mark V Accumark Ultralite with a brake. Shoots very well and recoil feels about the same as a 30-06. Keep in mind the gun barely weighs 7 lbs including the scope. A heavier gun would recoil less in all likelihood.

I've killed a lot of stuff from moose, bear and pigs plus whitetail with the 180 gr Barnes X rounds Weatherby offers. Simply devastating on whatever it makes contact with.
This post was edited on 11/26 at 5:25 pm


beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
457 posts

re: .300 wby mag
This is why I'm leaning towards pulling the trigger. While it may be complete overkill for whitetail, its a versatile round. Thanks for the input. I'll be sure to post some pictures once I pick it up.


rsbd
LSU Fan
banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
4430 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Weatherby ammo is high as giraffe twat...


pdubya76
Ole Miss Fan
Amite County
Member since Mar 2012
1975 posts

re: .300 wby mag
My buddy has one and it kills em DRT.
IIRC....Remington makes a CoreLokt bullet for it.I know the WBY ammo is high.Thats the only negative about them.


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beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
457 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Pulled the trigger. Here's the big girl in the flesh (with some of my other armaments).



bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8067 posts

re: .300 wby mag
That's a pretty old school 22. Nice pieces!


wiltznucs
South Florida Fan
Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
7990 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Love me some Weatherby Mark V's... Congrats!


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beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
457 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Its an old Wby Mark XXII I believe. My grandfather bought it for my dad and then he handed it down to me after graduating from my Benjamin pump. Still accurate as all hell!


KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
58956 posts

re: .300 wby mag
It's really not that bad


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wiltznucs
South Florida Fan
Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
7990 posts

re: .300 wby mag
A lot of folks are turned off by the look of the Weatherby rifles. I personally love the raised comb and Monte Carlo style stocks. The old gun writers called them "California" style guns and there were a few makers of them at one time. If you want to see the extreme end of California style gun designs you should Google "Winslow Rifles" some time...
This post was edited on 11/28 at 4:17 pm


beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
457 posts

re: .300 wby mag
I would definitely say those are a bit more "extreme." I love their styling, but maybe I'm partial since that .22 was my first real rifle.


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Hammertime
UNO Fan
apples
Member since Jan 2012
20153 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Nice 1100. Is it a 12ga?

I have one just like it that is around 40yrs old


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42815 posts

re: .300 wby mag
I like a high comb and monte carlo stock.


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beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
457 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Its a 12 and its probably not too far from being over the hill either. I have an 870 as well that my dad bought years ago at a police auction. A new powder coating, refinished stocks, and a pistol grip later its a pretty BA home defense weapon.


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beauxkner
LSU Fan
Flippa City
Member since Jun 2008
457 posts

re: .300 wby mag
Got a nice doe yesterday evening with the wby. Clean entry, clean exit right behind the shoulder. She ran off about 30yds before coming to her final resting place. The exit was about 2 1/2 in. in diameter and there some significant bruising around the front of the rib cage. The round did not make turn her insides into "soup" as some have said.

Bottom line: While it may be overkill, the .300 wby mag makes for an extremely efficient kill without doing catastrophic damage and ruining the spoils of the kill.

Thanks for all the input! I'm extremely happy with my purchase.


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