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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-04-2016, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

So I'm in the market for a big game gun I can take out west and I looked at the tikka but I really like the weatherby vanguard synthetic stock and stainless steel barrel. So the question is do I get it in the weatherby mag or the win mag? I know the weatherby ammo is not cheap but is there a big difference between the two?
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post #2 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 12:06 AM
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

The weatherby vanguards are nice rifles..300 Winchester magnum is cheaper ammo..Use premium bullets if going out west...Barnes and Nosler make long range bullets...
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

A critter is not going to know the difference between the two. The Wby. has an edge in velocity but the ammo is much more expensive and harder to find.

I have and like the Wby. but would recommend the Win Mag.

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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

I had a 300 wby and after a few years I sold it and got a 300 win mag. They both kill elk, but the win mag is nicer to shoot.
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

i HAVE A .300 wIN AND THINK IT IS THE WAY TO GO, AMMO IS MUCH CHEAPER AND 200-300 FPS ISN'T WORTH THAT MUCH MONEY.

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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

Tikka rifles are in a class of their own. From what I have been seeing on the range lately, it is the most accurate factory rifle out there. The 300 Win.Mag has over twice the selection of factory rounds and is cheaper and easier to get.....and you know finding ammo and components has not really improved.
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

Performance edge goes to the Weatherby.

Availability of ammo is much greater for the Win Mag and the cost is less. But if you look.....and not too hard.......you can find factory Weatherby ammo for under $40/box. But you likely won't find it in Walmart.

The net gain by going 300 Weatherby over 300 Win Mag is pretty close the same gain as going 300 Win Mag over 30-06.

All the Weatherby chamberings are for folks who reload or have some extra spending cash for ammo. I shoot a Weatherby round that runs from $120 on up for a box of 20 factory cartridges. I did some smart shopping for components and can load a box of my own for less than 1/4 of that.

I have both Weatherby and Win Mag in Model 70 rifles. They are basically twins. Recoil-wise one is not greatly or noticeably more than the other.

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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

thanks for the input everyone!
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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

Be sure to let us know (with pics, of course !!) what you end up getting.

The Vanguards are INCREDIBLE accurate !! My daughter has a .308 Vanguard carbine that'll go 3 shots into 1/4" at 100 yards with reloads...... Amazing.........

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Re: 300 Weatherby vs. 300 Win Mag

Get a 300 wsm. It will everything the 300 win will all in a short action.
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