I found 3 empty 300 Win Mag shells at Birchwood range today. "
They had obviously been fired in a 300 Weatherby rifle. This is not the first time, either.
I wonder how this happened, multiple times. Is it possible that the shooter didn't know better, thinking that 300 mag was 300 mag. etc.???
I suppose it is safe enough to get away with it, especially with new brass, because both cartridges headspace on the belt, but I wonder about the practicality of this practice.
I know that it's cheaper, but I wonder about accuracy? Does some rugged Alaskan Hunter have his rifle sighted in for the RONG ammunition??
OR, "Boy, O Boy my 300 Weatherby is accurate. I get 1/2 inch groups at 200 yards with that Winchester ammunition. "
It cracks me up.
Smitty of the North