What is a 300 Weatherby Mag good for?

What is a 300 Weatherby Mag good for?

300 Weatherby Magnum is a fast, effective, and hard-hitting cartridge, legendary for its performance in the game fields of the world. It is also a hard-kicking cartridge and is definitely not for everyone. Faster . 30s give you a bit more, but produce more recoil.

Is 300 Weatherby the same as 300 win mag?

300 Weatherby Magnum round averages out to 4070 ft-lb, while a . 300 Winchester Magnum round averages out to about 3520 ft-lb. One way to think about this is as such: a foot-pound is a unit of energy equal to the amount of energy required to raise a weight of one pound a distance of one foot. So a .

How fast is a 300 Weatherby Mag?

300 Weatherby Magnum is the most popular of the bunch. The . 300 Weatherby Magnum is a fast, hard-hitting cartridge, driving a 180-grain bullet to a muzzle velocity of 3250 fps, for over 4,000 ft.

How much recoil does a 300 WBY have?

300 Weatherby Magnum firing a 180-grain bullet at 3,200 feet per second, weighing 9 pounds, produces around 30 foot pounds of recoil.

What size bullet is a 300 Weatherby Mag?

The . 30 caliber rifle cartridge created by Roy Weatherby in 1944 and produced by Weatherby. It has become the most popular of all the Weatherby cartridges….

.300 Weatherby Magnum
Parent case .300 H&H Magnum
Case type Belted, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter .336 in (8.5 mm)

Why does the Weatherby have a bad reputation?

All of this gave the .300 Weatherby a bad reputation which stuck for decades. The strengths of the .300 Weatherby lie in its ability to produce effective killing on a wide variety of game species and body weights, out to ranges well beyond 1100 yards (1km).

Is a 300 Weatherby a good rifle?

A poor shot with the .300 Weatherby is far less effective than a single and perhaps rather easily well placed shot with a .308. But when it all comes together, an accurate rifle chambered in .300 Weatherby Magnum, suitable projectiles and optimum technique, well that’s something.

What is the scope eye relief on a 300 Weatherby?

Appropriate scope eye relief for the .300 Weatherby (actually all of the .300 Magnum family) unbraked is 4”. Loaded with 150 grain bullets, the .300 Weatherby is a spectacular killer of lighter medium game.

What are the best projectiles for the Weatherby?

Speer’s traditional Hotcor and BTSP projectiles can be very useful in the Weatherby. The 150 grain Hotcor is a spectacular killer of light game within ordinary hunting ranges. The 150 grain BTSP is however, much too soft, if close range shots are encountered.