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    Question 300 WBY Loads?

    Just picked up a German 300 WBY and some 180 Nosler PP with Reloader 22.

    I sent it to WBY for 26" Barrel No 2 to be installed.

    Any favorite loads?
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    hello i to have just recently sent my german wby in to be rebarrled im getting a 26 liteweight as i had just bought a new stock & it dictated what barrel i used i understand theese are krieger barrels my twist is 1/10 what twist did you order ? have you loaded any 180 barnse? thanks rob

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    hey bush man did you get your gun back frrom wby i got mine & ifound a sweet load right off very happy rem brass fed 215 primer 83grns imr 7828 180 grn barnse tsx bullets my gun shot a very nice 3/8 to 1/2 cloverleaf

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    Mine loves H4895 and a 180 grain Nosler Ballistic tip. I can't remeber exactly but I seem to remember using 78 grains of powder. The rifle is a Rem 721 300H&H rechambered to the WBY. Darn thing still kicks like a mule no matter what load you do though... I have shot bolt action 50BMG's that don't hurt nearly as bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskabliss View Post
    Mine loves H4895 and a 180 grain Nosler Ballistic tip. I can't remeber exactly but I seem to remember using 78 grains of powder. The rifle is a Rem 721 300H&H rechambered to the WBY. Darn thing still kicks like a mule no matter what load you do though... I have shot bolt action 50BMG's that don't hurt nearly as bad!
    I betcha anything it's that horrible stock. Poor design and improper fit and/or wrong lop can do that to someone...

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    The stock was horrible so I dropped the action into a Bell & Carlson stock. LOP is good, it's the genetic makeup of that round in a fairly light gun that colors up the shoulder. I have heard the same complaint from many 300 WBY owners and alot of installed breaks to tame the beast, I'm to stubborn to do it.

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    Before you go the brake route (wincing at the thought), save some coin and treat yourself to a Mickey EDGE stock. My 300 Ultra wears one and the stock only weighs 22 oz. Fits me like a glove and the recoil is not bad at all in a rifle that weighs less than 8 lbs scoped and ready to hunt. Balances very nice and points like a wand. This setup makes things far too easy.

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    Thanks for the tip. I am going to try a limbsaver recoil pad and see if that tames it down to a tolerable level first before any drastic purchases and then maybe restock it. I really don't want a break so I want to try anything I can first.

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    for loads in my Weatherby, I've been using H3831 (80 grs) and the hornady 3031 (150 gr) bullets. Get two of three bullet holes touching at 100 yards, after I floated the barrel and went through the break in procedure. This is on a used 300 Weatherby Vanguard and leupold scope. Before working the barrel, best I could get was a three inch group. Also found out my weathery hates BT bullets.

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    Yes I did sweet job they opened the barrel channel and installed a new 26" No. 2 Barrel she is zeroed and I am happy now!

    My load is 84.0 of H4831 with 165gr Fail Safe's ........sweet load!
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