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So, I just got a .300 Weatherby mag. It's a 1964, from West Germany. I would just like the opinions of some real experts on what I should have done to it and just what you think about the cartridge in general.

p.s. its got a muzzle break, so yes i still have a shoulder
 

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Next to the .300 Rem. ultra Mag., you landed the biggest .30 cal. bullet launcher out there. SWEET!!!

My only concern for sustained long-range shooting would be keeping the barrel from heating up. Is supect the stock will not permit a heavy barrel (#7 taper or bigger) to be installed without considerable work, if at all. Then again when you hit something with that cannon it should not take too many rounds to put them down for the count.

When you get it built / rebuilt, let us know how it shoots.
 

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You're right, the barrel does heat up alot after about 8 rounds (burned the crap out of myself) but i don't really know of anything i could do to stop that besides taking a break between rounds, which if i didn't have a muzzel break would be almost necessary. I've got a 26'' standard barrel on it but im not sure what the conture on it is. I was considering getting a stainless steel barrel but im not sure how that would work out. I've got it sighted in at 200 yards with my 3-9 Red Field but it's not very clear. It needs alot of work but i got a job so this summer i'll have it up and running.
 
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Jeffvn- if you are going to talk about big .30 calibers, what about the .30-378 Weatherby or the Lazzeroni mags? I believe they are a bit bigger than both the Rem Ultra Mag and the .300 Weatherby.
Anyway, that .300 is a hell of a cartridge, wreaking havoc on both sides of the rifle firing it. Barrel heat will be a factor, but if you just space out your shots(which will also be a welcome relief to your shoulder, I'm sure) you'll be fine.
And you mentioned it has a muzzle break- what does that do to the noise level? Bet that suckers LOUD!
 

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You got me there Jake. I should have said the largest .30 cal except teh 300 RUM or the Massively-huge and fast 30-378 or supremely fast Lazzeroni Warbird. :oops:
 

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should be good against any game in North America
my friend has a 300 Rem Ultra Mag, what a kicker, i would assume that the 300 Wby Mag would kick about as hard... your lucky you have the muzzle brake on it
 

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clip?

I'm thinking about adding a clip. It looks lit it has a place to put one, but it's got a metal thingy over it, how would i go about putting a clip in. It looks like it would need an entirely new trigger and the one I have is absolutely superior, I would like to hold on to it. Any opinions?

I'll be opening a new post in the rifles section, because this seems to be getting a little off topic.
 

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I'll drag you back on topic.

I thought the Weatherby Mark V action was set up for an internal magazine well and uses a hinged floor plate to remove unfired rounds, just like the Remington 700. Unless there is something strange about the trigger set up or safety (but I am certainly not an expert on Weatherby), someone should be able to fit the rifle and action for an external magazine without too much difficulty. They make this change to / on the Remington 700 action all the time. At a minimum, you'll need to replace the bottom metal (which can run $200+), and obviously find a magazine that you want to use.
 
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while where on the topic of getting out sholders broken in half how hard do the .300 win mags compared to the .300 Weatherby mag?
 

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never shot the 300 wby mag but id have to guess its a bit more than the 300 win mag
300 rem ultra mag i have tried... no muzzle brake... now that thing kicks
 
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